Case Study: Interprofessional Communication In The Health Care Case

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Case Study: Interprofessional Collaboration Working in a hospital, there is no guarantee as to how many patients a nurse will have to care for in a day, the conditions of the patients will vary, and the amount of staff that is on hand never seems to be enough. Most night shifts have doctors who are on call, with resident physicians on the floors. Things can get tricky when there is not enough experience between the nurses and physicians on hand. As a nurse working with a healthcare team, the team is comprised of many people. There are certified nursing assistants (CNAs), x-ray technicians, pharmacists, therapists, resident physicians, doctors, surgeons, and many more. That is a lot of people that need to get along for the wellbeing of each …show more content…
It is important to understand that other healthcare members are required to be on all parts of the hospital not just one floor. They may run a little late, bring the wrong equipment, or transfer out the wrong patient. It is important to double and triple check important information, and when it comes to dealing with a patient in the hospital, all information is important. There can never be too much communication throughout the team. It is important to utilize the situation, background, assessment, recommendation, and read back (SBARR) form when communication with resident physicians and doctors because they have hundreds of patients, so when they receive a call using the SBARR, it reminds them of the situation. Using the read back portion allows the doctor to change or restate any information that may have been misunderstood by the nurse regarding medication, treatment, or plan of …show more content…
The author does not feel that there can ever be enough communication. She feels that it would be unfair to hand off unspecified and incomplete information about a patient to the next nurse because that is putting the patient at risk. If the author were to walk into a shift given limited information about her patients, she would already be on the start to a bad day. This now would require her to take the time and review each patient’s chart before she can start her rounds. If this was a repeat occurrence, I would report it to the charge nurse, letting him/her know that there is a lack of communication between nurses at shift

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