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/ns2014.01.28.20.44.e7992Peer review
This article has been subject to double blind peer review
Received: 20 June 2013
Accepted: 13 October 2013