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Nurses First

Nurses First is designed by nurses for nurses from lessons we’ve learned in hundreds of hospital units.  We offer Nurses First to units ready to start each shift with the support and information to be our best.

Nurses First is based on an ethos of caring for each other first, starting every shift feeling supported by each other. For the first act of every shift, Nurses First brings the out-going and in-coming staff together in a Change of Shift Huddle, handing over the unit as if it were a patient.

Then we go to the heart of nursing by visiting the patient, transferring care and responsibility in a warm, structured, super-professional shift report: Bedside Handover.

Nurses First puts these moments on a pedestal, treating each as sacred moments, caring for each other even before we care for our patients.

Nurses performing bedside handover with patient

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