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

Reimer, Nicole; Herbener, Laura
December 2014
Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing;Dec2014, Vol. 18 Issue 6, p654
Academic Journal
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.


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