Implementing structured model of clinical handover (SHARED): Its influence on nurses’ satisfaction

Sohair Mabrouk Mohammed, Sanaa Moustafa Safan


Objective: Clinical handover is acting an important role which nurses are usually involved numerous times in daily working for providing patient care. In spite of the importance of clinical handover, there is no standardized handover practice in our healthcare settings. This study aimed to explore the effect of implementing a structured model of clinical handover (SHARED), and its influence on nurses’ satisfaction.
Methods: Design: The quasi-experimental design was utilized. Settings: Conducted at Menoufia University Hospitals at inpatient departments/units. Subjects: A convenient sample of 167 staff nurses who had at least a year of experience and accept to participate in this study. Tools: Tool I, Handover Knowledge Questionnaire; Tool II: clinical handover questionnaire; and Tool III, nurses’ satisfaction questionnaire.
Results: Nurses’ levels of total knowledge regarding practices of the current clinical handover were poor at pre-implementation and improved after implementation of the structured model as SHARED. Additionally, there was an improvement of clinical handover attitude after implementation of a SHARED framework among studied subjects and had a good level of attitude than pre-implementation phases.
Conclusions: There was the highest level of nurses’ satisfaction regarding clinical handover practice at the post-implementation of SHARD model than pre-implementation.
Recommendations: Ongoing educational sessions for nurses and periodic refresher training courses should be provided in order to keep nurses updating knowledge and practice regarding structured and standardized handover models.

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Clinical Nursing Studies
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