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Jason Hautala RN
Hardworking … That may be good advice for some people, but I really hate a bunch of questions in the middle of my report. I would much rather tell my story without interuption, and then when I’m done, I’m willing to answer any questions they have about timing of meds and lab values I didn’t mention or whatever. I just find it interupts my train of thought and takes a lot longer to get through report when every sentence is interupted by a question, one that may have been answered later in the report process when my mind got to that point.
We have started to print out the nurses notes to the receiving floor on admits, so that helps quite a bit if they actually read them before I call report. I think some people like the conversation report, while others of us prefer to tell our story, uninterupted, and then respond to anything we missed.