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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2019, Volume : 9, Issue : 1
First page : ( 94) Last page : ( 98)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2019.00018.1

A Descriptive Study to assess the practices related to end of shift handover among staff nurses working in selected hospitals of district Mohali, Punjab with a view to develop handover giving sheets

Kaur Rajinder1, Choudhary Rashmi2,*, Sharma Poonam3

1Mata Sahib Kaur College of Nursing, Mohali

2Associate Professor, Mata Sahib Kaur College of Nursing, Mohali

3Assistant Professor, Mata Sahib Kaur College of Nursing, Mohali

*Corresponding Author Email: rkrashmikhanna@gmail.com

Online published on 15 March, 2019.

Abstract

The end of shift handover is most important ritual at end of nursing shift. Patient handover between nurses at shift change has been an important process in clinical nursing practice, allowing nurses to exchange necessary patient information to ensure continuity of care and patient safety. Handover report increases client safety and satisfaction; creates trust between the nurse and client; reduces communication errors and promotes accountability, teamwork, and respect among staff. The aim of present study is to assess the practices related to end of shift handover among staff nurses working in selected hospitals of District Mohali, Punjab with a view to develop handover giving sheets. A quantitative research approach with descriptive research design was adopted. 100 staff nurses were selected through non probability convenient sampling technique for the study. Practices related to end of shift handover were assessed by observational checklist. Results showed that 33 staff nurses were having fair practices and majority of staff nurses i.e.67 were having good practices related to the end of shift handover. There was significant association of age, area of work and working experiences with practices related to the end of shift handover and no significant association of gender and educational qualification with practices related to the end of shift handover (p<0.05).

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Keywords

Assess, practices, end of shift handover, staff nurses, handover giving sheets.

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