HOW TO IMPLEMENT BEDSIDE REPORT IN THE LTAC HOSPITALS
How to Implement Bedside Report in the LTAC Hospitals
The element of communication between care providers remains an important aspect of patient care. Accurate and constituent exchange of patient information is therefore posited as imperative in a bid to maintain patient focus, with this enshrined in promoting a culture of trust and safety. According to the Joint Commission, close to 80% of acute medical errors involve miscommunication between the care providers at handoff report. Given this, the Joint Commission initiated safety goals to improve the effectiveness of communication between the care providers, hence reduce medical errors. The need to improve health literacy in protecting patient safety as tailored by the Joint Commission, therefore, denotes the need to create organizational cultures of safety and quality in the dispensation of health care services in a patient-centered manner (Wakefield et al, 2012). Additionally, estimates provide that up to 4 out of 5 acute medical errors that include sentinel events such as severe physical or physiological injuries and deaths happen as a result of miscommunication between the care providers during handoffs. The implementation and hardwiring of bed shift reports are considered as a significant aspect that impacts these areas across an entire health organization....