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Factors affecting bedside handover between nurses in critical care area
Sophiahemmet University.
Sophiahemmet University.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2139-2408
Sophiahemmet University.
2018 (English)In: IOSR Journal of Nursing and Health Science, ISSN 2320-1940, Vol. 7, no 4, p. 53-64Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Handover is an important process in nursing care especially in critical care area because it involves transferring patient data. Improving handover between nurses can lead to improved patient safety. Nurses must be qualified to provide quality care, and they need to have the nursing knowledge and skills to avoid errors and increase the well-being of patients. Nurses must view patients as the centre of care because care is the core of nursing practice. The purpose of this study was to identify factors affecting bedside handover/handoff between nurses in the critical care area from a patient safety perspective. A literature review was used as a method in this study. This method helped to identify the problem and locate articles necessary to achieve the study’s aim. The authors achieved the aim by reviewing, analysing, and examining the results from 16 primary academic studies. The articles found via searches in the PubMed database. The results showed that factors affecting bedside handover in critical care area, specifically from four aspects: nurses, patient, environment, hospital standards perspectives. In addition, the authors identified the factors affected by nurses, which related to nursing behaviour, communication skills, nurse experience, and documentation during bedside handover. Nurses need to be skilled in effective communication and work in collaboration with a high level of interaction, with successful decision-making, appropriate staff, and responsible leadership. In addition, if critical care nurses develop and update their delivery of care, that leads to achieving patient safety. The authors consider the communication and nursing experience as main points to focus on during bedside handover. Additionally, handwriting considered the main problem in the documentation, which could be resolved by typing via electronic documentation. This literature review showed that nurses need to improve bedside handover in critical care area by minimizing those factors (our finding) that to increased levels of patient safety. Nurses need to always consider the patient during nursing care practice as a centre of care.

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2018. Vol. 7, no 4, p. 53-64
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URN: urn:nbn:se:shh:diva-3110DOI: 10.9790/1959-0704025364OAI: oai:DiVA.org:shh-3110DiVA, id: diva2:1240545
Available from: 2018-08-21 Created: 2018-08-21 Last updated: 2018-08-21Bibliographically approved

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