Using a "brain" or report sheet
A report sheet (also called a "brain sheet") is simply a reference used by nurses so they can keep track of important information about each patient. This sheet is often filled out with key information during change-of-shift report and then updated as things change (and they always do!). The brain sheet is then used at the end of shift to give report to the oncoming nurse. Having a good brain sheet is key for patient safety and effective communication.
Need more info on how use a brain sheet for report?
Here's what a Med-Surg brain sheet looks like at the beginning and end of shift. I'll talk you through each component in the video below (scroll down!).👇
How to use a brain sheet tutorial video
In this quick video, I'm talking you through how to use a report or "brain" sheet at the beginning and end of your shift. Watch to learn the components of a report sheet, how to use each section, and how to utilize this document to give end-of-shift-report.