Literature Review On Hourly Rounding

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Literature Review A literature review on the effectiveness of hourly rounding suggested that if implemented correctly many aspects of patient care can be improved. This search also found several limitations and barriers, but still showing that hourly rounding is overall improving patient satisfaction, fall rates, and call light usage. According to Dyck, Thiele, Kebicz, Klassen and Erenberg (2013), fall related injuries are a huge concern for patient care and the main focus of their study. The study looked into focusing on starting hourly rounding for fall prevention. They felt there was a good opportunity to reduce fall and injury rates by initiating hourly rounds. This study focused on the change initiative they could make by implementing the hourly rounds with a tracking sheet. They realized they needed to promote that hourly rounding was more than just checking to see if they patient was alive and if they had fallen. They really focused on educating on the promotion of fall prevention, safety, health, and comfort. They followed this up initiating a survey to the staff to address whether they thought the hourly rounding was effective in preventing falls. In conclusion, they discovered hourly rounding was in fact effective in reducing falls (Dyck et al., 2013). A study conducted by Ford (2010), looking into hourly rounding to see how to improve patient satisfaction scores. The purpose of this study was to see if patient satisfaction scores would increase with the

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