Skip Navigation LinksHome > October/December 2014 - Volume 29 - Issue 4 > Patients' Perceptions of Bedside Handoff: The Need for a Cul...
Journal of Nursing Care Quality:
doi: 10.1097/NCQ.0000000000000056

Patients' Perceptions of Bedside Handoff: The Need for a Culture of Always

Ford, Yvonne PhD, RN; Heyman, Anita MSN, NEA-BC, RN; Chapman, Yvonne L. MSN, FNP-BC, RN

Supplemental Author Material
Collapse Box


Current literature on patients' perceptions of bedside handoff describes studies using qualitative, anecdotal, and/or indirect measurement. This study identifies patients' perceptions of the bedside handoff through direct and quantitative measurement. The statistically significant findings from a survey of 103 medical surgical adult patients demonstrate that registered nurse bedside handoff has a positive effect on patient perceptions of safety, understanding, and satisfaction. Bedside end-of-shift handoff is most effective when it is performed consistently.

© 2014 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins


Article Tools


Article Level Metrics

Search for Similar Articles
You may search for similar articles that contain these same keywords or you may modify the keyword list to augment your search.