Nurses Perception of Patient Rounding

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Research Critique: Nurses’ Perception of Patient Rounding by K. Neville, K. Lake, D. LeMunyon, D. Paul, K. Whitmore
Introduction to Nursing Research
February 19, 2012

Research Critique: Nurses’ Perception of Patient Rounding by K. Neville, K. Lake, D. LeMunyon, D. Paul, K. Whitmore Hourly rounding may be described as the purposeful checking of assigned patients at regular intervals. When rounding on patients, nursing staff do so with the intent of checking the “4P’s”- pain, position, potty (the need to toilet), and proximity of personal items and safety measures (call light, phone, side rails etc.) (Halm, 2009 pg 581). Evidence reveals that when doing purposeful patient rounding, falls decreased, use of call lights decreased, and patient satisfaction scores increased. However, the majority of studies did not include evaluate nurses’ the perception of whether hourly rounding would benefit their own practice. So while hourly rounding may increase patient safety and satisfaction outcomes; this study evaluates whether hourly rounding will increase or decrease nursing job satisfaction and what factors may influence their views. Somerset Medical Center (SMC), a 350-bed medical center located in New Jersey implemented hourly rounding over a six-month trial period, which proved to increase patient satisfaction and perception of pain management while decreasing the fall rate and use of call light. However, the postproject did not include an evaluation of the nurses’ perception regarding the practice change (Neville, Lake, LeMunyon, Paul & Whitmore, 2012, pg 83). A study including 5 different units was conducted to evaluate the practice of hourly rounding and implement any modifications needed for further improvement in practice and nurse satisfaction if so indicated (Neville, Lake, LeMunyon, Paul & Whitmore, 2012, pg 83). A descriptive exploratory…...

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