Compliance with evidence-based shift report practices varies, and handoff processes are often inconsistent, increasing the risk for compromised patient safety. This pilot study evaluated registered nurse adherence to and self-efficacy with evidence-based shift report practices presimulation and postsimulation. Statistically significant increases in adherence to and self-efficacy with shift report practices after simulation were noted. Simulation offers nursing professional development practitioners a feasible method to enhance practice competency and standardization of care during registered nurse shift report.
Kimberly W. Elgin, DNP, ACNS-BC, PCCN, CMSRN, is Simulation Lab Coordinator and Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, University of Virginia, and Advanced Practice Nurse-Clinical Nurse Specialist, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville.
Rebecca D. Poston, PhD, RN, CPNP, is Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia.
The authors declare no conflicts of interest.
ADDRESS FOR CORRESPONDENCE: Kimberly W. Elgin, DNP, ACNS-BC, PCCN, CMSRN, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).