Patient Rounding

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Twenty two research articles were included in the review. Questionnaires, interviews, audits and reflections where also used to collect data. Nine research studies were found related to intentional rounding. The purpose of the study was clearly stated. The purpose was to evaluate how intentional rounding affects patient outcomes. The review was completed in 2014. Some limitations where discussed they were throughout the research material. The conclusion was that patient outcomes were positive with intentional rounding and they were based off the results from the study. The study did state that they were not sure if intentional rounding was the cause of improved patient outcome or relationships that formed with the nurse and patient. The article …show more content…

There was a control group and intervention group. The method of data collection was obtained through documentation, observation and surveys. The limitation that was identified was the short pilot period of thirty days. 108 rounds were observed and 108 staff was interviewed. The details of the study included background, method, results, discussion and conclusion. The conclusion of the article was that hourly rounding that has leadership involvement and staff that buy into the program is an effective fall prevention program. This conclusion was based off the results from the study. This review was of good quality. Hourly rounding and patient falls was a study that was conducted to see if hourly rounding was an effective fall prevention strategy. The study involved 2 units. The first unit leadership and staff were involved from the very beginning and the 2nd unit received training just prior to the program being initiated. Rounds were completed every 1 hour between 0600-2200 and very two hours between 2200-0600. Falls on unit one reduced significantly. Staff voiced positive results and felt they had time to complete patient care, call light times were reduced and recommended the program be initiated on different units. On unit 2 no significant reduction in falls was noted. Staff did not have the same positive attitude toward the program. The conclusion was that hourly rounding was an effective fall prevention program if leadership was involved …show more content…

The purpose of the article was to see the effects of hourly rounding on rate of falls, use of call lights and patient satisfaction. The sample size was small. The study did have a control group and an experimental group. Date was collected on patient falls, call light use and patient satisfaction six months prior to initiation of hourly rounding and 6 months during study. A post discharge survey was also used. The details of the study included literature review, purpose, method, data analysis, results, discussion, limitations, nursing implications, recommendations for future research and conclusion. The results were clearly presented. Study limitations were identified. The conclusion was based on study results. This review was of good quality. Hourly Rounding : a replication study. Was a study of 2 medical surgical units. The study focused on reduction in falls, call light use and patient satisfaction. All patients that were discharged during the one year study was involved. The experimental group received specialized educations prior to hourly rounding being initiated. Hourly rounding was to take place from 0600-2200. And q 2 hours rounding completed 2200-0600. If patient was asleep when rounding took place. Environmental rounding was only completed. Leadership also completed rounding three times weekly. They interviewed patients and ensured rounding was being completed. Four months into the survey staff attended another education session

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