A Smartphone App for Bedside Recording of Nursing Handovers in Haemodialysis Units

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2021 May 27;281:669-673. doi: 10.3233/SHTI210256.


The purpose of this study is to present the design, development and initial evaluation of a smartphone software (mobile app), for the needs of nursing bedside shift reporting and documentation. The app records and process nursing handovers concerning haemodialysis patient data, and it runs on Android smartphones, offering a structured and friendly user interface. Data are collected, processed, stored and accessed easily, quickly and securely by authorized users. The evaluation, based on discussions and semi-structured interviews with a group of nurses, showed positive feedback on the user interface, structure and functions of the prototype. It can be a useful and efficient tool for the reporting and communication needs between nurses. Conclusions about the limitations of the study and future developments are reported.

PMID:34042660 | DOI:10.3233/SHTI210256

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