We would like to tell you about an important practice at CHOC called Bedside Report. This will take place every morning and every evening during your stay and is important for the safety of your child.
What is Bedside Report?
Bedside Report includes the introduction of your new nurse, a safety check of all equipment, and a discussion of your child’s clinical update and plan for the shift. You are encouraged to participate because you know your child best.
Why is it important?
Bedside Report is a safe way to ensure that information is accurate and consistent between the day shift, the night shift and you.
When will it take place?
Every shift change between 7:00-7:30 AM and PM.
Who is involved?
Day nurse, night nurse, you, and your child. If you do not want your child included, please let the nurse know.
Where will this happen?
At your child’s bedside.
How do I become involved?
We encourage all patients (as possible) and parents/surrogates to participate in bedside report. Your nurses may report off to each other on several patients. Therefore, while your questions and concerns are welcomed and encouraged, your new nurse may have to come back to answer your questions in further detail. If you decline to participate, bedside report will still be done by your nurses at the bedside.