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1 Clinical audit is an important method that I can rely on to measure the effectiveness of purposeful hourly rounding. Clinical audit is helpful in evaluating EBP strategies because it measures the actual performance of clinical procedures against pre-determined criteria (Yorston, & Wormald, 2010). Therefore, a clinical audit can help in identifying problems associated with purposeful hourly rounding because it measures what is happening. Moreover, the clinical audit is based on the clinical effectiveness of evidence-based procedures. A clinical audit can help in solving problems that arise while implementing purposeful hourly rounding. For instance, the nursing shortage affects the implementation of purposeful hourly rounding, but it would be hard to determine the nursing shortage without conducting a clinical audit. Furthermore, nursing audit evaluates patient outcomes, patient satisfaction and patient preferences. These are key determinants of the effectiveness of purposeful hourly
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  • Winter '19
  • Nursing Research, Health care provider, clinical audit, Yorston

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