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Patient and occupational safety

CN31 - Project bedside handover 2022 (a tool for health care professionals to increase patient participation in bedside report)


11 Sep 2022


Patient and occupational safety


Patient Education and Advocacy;  Communication Skills

Tumour Site

Breast Cancer;  Thyroid Cancer;  Neuroendocrine Tumours;  Gastrointestinal Cancers;  Sarcoma




Annals of Oncology (2022) 33 (suppl_7): S818-S819. 10.1016/annonc/annonc1044



Author affiliations

  • Breast Endocrine Tumors And Sarcoma, Karolinska Institutet - Cancer Center Karolinska (CCK), 171 76 - Solna/SE


Abstract CN31


Breast endocrine tumors and sarcoma unit is a highly specialized cancer care department. Healthcare providers mustconduct care that is patient-centered, therefore it is important to find a way to increase patient participation in clinicalhandover to improve patient care safety. Bedside handover is an evidencebased shift to shift reporting method thatcan help the health care unit to involve patient in its care and promote patient safety awareness. To provide a structured bedside handover, the staff needs a checklist to carry out the bedside report. Bedside handover means thatreporting between shifts in a healthcare facility takes place together with the patient in the bedside (Tan, 2015). The bedside handover method has, resulted in increased patient participation in its care and strengthens the health carestaffs routine for patient safety awareness.


Information campaigns at meetings, choosing project ambassadors. Checklist, instruktion materials made accessiblefor everyone. The PGSA wheel was performed to follow strategic steps to implement the project. Gibb's reflectioncycle was used to reflect and evaluate the course of the project. Questionnaires for patient and staff was handed out.


In 6 weeks, patients responded to questionnaires about how they experienced bedside handover. According to the survey, patients felt that they were included in the conversation during bedside handover. They also felt safe and felt that they are part of the team. The patient feels that the method of reporting at bedside is great where they felt more involved in their care and become well informed about their care and treatment. They also felt that it was good to know which staff will take over the next shift.


Bedside handover provided a structured patient reporting using a checklist together with the patient. Patient felt like they are involve in their care and help promote patient safety awareness.

Clinical trial identification

Editorial acknowledgement

Legal entity responsible for the study

The author.


Has not received any funding.


The author has declared no conflicts of interest.

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