FeatureIncorporating Bedside Reporting into Change-of-Shift ReportLaws, Dawn BSN RN CRRN; Amato, Shelly MSN RN CNS CRRNAuthor Information Dawn Laws, BSN RN CRRN, is the manager of the stroke rehabilitation unit at MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute of Ohio, Cleveland, OH. Shelly Amato, MSN RN CNS CRRN, is a clinical nurse specialist in brain injury/stroke rehabilitation at MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute of Ohio, Cleveland, OH. Correspondence to[email protected] Rehabilitation Nursing Journal: March 2010 - Volume 35 - Issue 2 - p 70-74 doi: 10.1002/j.2048-7940.2010.tb00034.x Buy Metrics Abstract Communication failures during shift reports are a leading cause of sentinel events in the United States. Providing adequate information during change-of-shift reporting is essential to promoting patient safety. In addition, patients want to be more involved in decisions regarding their plan of care. The purpose of the article is to discuss how a stroke rehabilitation unit was able to implement bedside change-of-shift reporting to meet both of these goals. © 2010 Association of Rehabilitation Nurses.