Intentional Rounding

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Compassionate Care Through Intentional Rounding Andrew S. Eberhart, Gail L. Hutchings, Mary Al-Khazraji, Katie Ellingson, & Jocelyn Nitzkorski University of Mary Compassionate Care Through Intentional Rounding Every day, individuals are admitted to hospitals experiencing uncertainty, fear, and anxiety. At its very core, the profession of nursing is centered around compassion, and providing meaningful care for patients. Intentional rounding is a variable system that has been created in order for nurses to assess and address the care needs of a patient. In fact, recent evidence shows that effective, intentional rounding can lead to decreased patient falls, decreased hospital acquired conditions (HAC), and increased patient satisfaction.…show more content…
(2013). Introducing intentional rounding: A pilot project. Nursing Standard, 28(6), 37-44. A report on the National Health Service Trust intentional rounding introduction A two-stage pilot project Two general hospitals and six wards with the East Sussex Healthcare Trust in the UK Short focused observation, six item questionnaires and follow up two weeks post completion of the implementation Three themes were concluded to have come from the study which included increased visibility and patient contact time, patient experience and staff experience. Study found it is not how the round was completed however on how it was provided. Although mixed opinions were expressed on the overall process and leaders will be challenged to develop long term commitment to practice change for the future. Level 3 Observational – analytic Ford, B.M. (2010). Hourly rounding: a strategy to improve patient satisfaction scores. MEDSURG Nursing, 19(3), 188-191. A descriptive report on using hourly rounding strategy to improve patient satisfaction proactively. A three-week time phase that the author rounded on up to nine patients per day for a total of 51…show more content…
Whenever encountering change, examining your leadership style will also help when implementing change and deciding which change theory to follow. There are three leadership styles that nurse managers can group themselves into; autocratic, democratic or laissez-faire. The project authors ultimately chose Lippitt’s Change Theory within this project. This change theory is most effective when used with managers who have a democratic leadership style. Lippitt’s change theory is closely related to the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation. This theory is the most comprehensive and detailed change theory. There are seven phases of this theory. Phases one to five are mostly concerned with conceptualizing and planning the change effort. Phase six is concerned with implementing and maintaining the change. In phase seven, the change agent gradually terminates and withdraws from the helping relationship (Manyibe, Aref, Hunter, Moore, & Washington, 2015). The seven phases of Lippitt’s change theory are: Phase 1: Diagnose the problem Phase 2: Assess motivation/capacity for

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