Evaluating nursing handover: the REED model
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Evaluating nursing handover: the REED model

Alison Tucker Project manager NHS projects, Healthcare at Home, King’s Fund, London
Peter Fox Senior nurse, Practice Development, Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust, Bath

This article describes the REED (record, evidence, enquire, discuss) model of handover. The authors reflect on the history of nursing handover, and discuss the different types of handover and the need for standardisation. The article provides a step-by-step approach to the implementation of a new model of nursing handover on an acute ward.

Nursing Standard. 28, 20, 44-48. doi: 10.7748/ns2014.

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Received: 20 June 2013

Accepted: 13 October 2013