The merry-go-round of patient rounding: assure your patients get the brass ring
Medsurg nursing : official journal of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses
Efficiency, Organizational; Hospitals, Community (methods, organization & administration); Hospitals, Teaching (methods, organization & administration); Humans; Medical Staff, Hospital (organization & administration); Patient Satisfaction (statistics & numerical data); Pennsylvania; Process Assessment, Health Care; Teaching Rounds (methods); Workflow
Staff members on a medical-surgical unit in a large community teaching hospital adapted the hourly rounding concept to their specific patient population. Lessons learned and strategies to assure continuous success with the rounding process are addressed.
Kessler B, Claude-Gutekunst M, Donchez AM, Dries RF, Snyder MM. The merry-go-round of patient rounding: assure your patients get the brass ring. Medsurg Nurs. 2012;21(4):240-245.