team is responding to the change as well as receive feedback and address barriers. Once specific barriers are identified, the unit based team can work on an initiative to overcome. This is hospital policy which means hourly rounding is part of all nursing staffs’ job description.
THE IMPLEMENTATION OF INTENTIONAL ROUNDING POLICY 10 Conclusion Evidence reflects that hourly rounding reduces inpatient falls of hospitalized patients thus, improving patient safety. Hourly rounding is significant because it sets an expectation for the patient and staff, in turn, developing a trusting relationship. “Hourly rounding is one of the most important actions nurses can take to improve patient safety and reduce falls as much as 50%” (Hicks, 2015, p. 51). Implementation of the hospital wide policy of intentional hourly rounding will foster a trusting relationship between the patient and nursing staff, reduce patient falls and improve patient safety.
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