for falls prevention. However, leaders and staff need to come up with ways to ensure sustenance of the intervention post-implementation. Unlike most projects, this study tracked the effect of hourly rounding over a longer time, thus, determining the feasibility of the practice. However, such confounding factors as the severity of patients’ conditions over the three periods were not accounted for. In a study by Middleton (2018), the investigator aimed to increase understanding of the effects of hourly rounding on nursing care and patient experience. The researcher employed an ethnographic approach to interact with and observe patients and nurses so as to understand their experience of hourly rounding. The findings indicated that, although rounding would sometimes appear routine and ritualistic, it provided the desired nursing care and patients felt more safe.
Although study obtains in-depth information, the reliability of the data collected relies on participants’ honesty and openness. Theoretical Framework and Change ModelTheoretical frameworks are regularly used by nurse researchers to design and conduct research. A theoretical framework not only establishes and describes the hypothesis that elucidates why the research problem under study exists but also allows the audience to conceptualize the study in a broader perspective. In research, a theoretical framework often involves propositional statements indicating relationships among the variables under study. The theoretical framework that will be used in the current will entail Virginia Henderson’s Need Theory published in 1955 and used in different instances including in caring for patients undergoing rehabilitation. Developed by Virginia Henderson, the theory defines the unique goal of nursing practice. According to the theory, the nurse has the unique function of assisting both the sick and well persons in the performance of those activities that have a positive impact to their wellbeing or health recovery (or peaceful demise) that they would do independently if they had the necessary strength, knowledge or will. By applying this theory, nurses are keen to serve and will dedicate themselves to the sick day and night. Henderson’s Needs Theory involves 14 components which, in addition to supporting life, would ensure the safety of the patient and prevent any incidents that would delay their recovery. In ensuring patient safety and promoting their recovery the nurse should assist the patient to avoid dangers and injuries in their environment (Ahtisham & Jacoline, 2015). Additionally, helping the patient in such needs as elimination of body wastes and movement and maintenance of desirable postures would reduce the risk of their injury as a result of falls while attempting to do the activities unaided. To fulfill these needs, the nurse is required to work in collaboration with other health professionals.
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