Title

Round and Round We Go: Rounding Strategies to Impact Exemplary Professional Practice.

Publication/Presentation Date

12-1-2014

Abstract

The literature demonstrates that diverse rounding methods have been shown to positively impact a wide variety of quality and safety outcomes, as well as patient and staff satisfaction. Rather than adopting one or two of these strategies, the concepts and recommendations from the literature associated with rounding have formed the foundation for an academic, community, Magnet® hospital to implement a compendium of rounding efforts: patient rounds, interdisciplinary collaborative rounds, daily clinical rounds by the unit educator and daily rounds by the unit manager, quarterly unit rounds by senior nursing managers, and safety rounds by senior executives. This article details each of these methodologies as implemented on a 26-bed hematology/oncology unit. Positive outcomes perceived to be associated with the rounds have been achieved for patient, employee, and physician satisfaction, as well as clinical quality indicators.

Volume

18

Issue

6

First Page

654

Last Page

660

ISSN

1538-067X

Disciplines

Nursing

PubMedID

25305021

Department(s)

Patient Care Services / Nursing, Patient Care Services / Nursing Faculty

Document Type

Article