SNHP | Senior Nursing Poster Session

Title

Purposeful Hourly Rounding

Presenter Information

Mikayla OsterFollow

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Nursing

Minor

n/a

List all Project Mentors & Advisor(s)

n/a

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

When it comes to patient safety and satisfaction, hourly rounding is a simple solution to make sure the patient has everything that they need. As of now, purposeful hourly rounding is highly encouraged, but not mandatory at all facilities. The lack of enforcement and the inconsistency between floors is where the main concern stems from. On all floors, excluding critical care units due to more frequent rounds, purposeful rounding is promoted, but only some floors truly follow this plan of care. The purpose of this project is to reinforce the importance of purposeful hourly rounding not only because of patient satisfaction, but also patient safety. If a patient does not have to wait a long time to get what they request, they are less likely to get up and attempt to do it on their own. This greatly jeopardizes the patient’s safety. However, when a patient feels safe and their needs are met, their satisfaction will increase as well as accelerate their healing. A decrease in the readmission rate would ultimately benefit all parties including the patient, their families, as well as the hospital staff, all of which could be achieved with the help of hourly rounding.

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Nursing

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Purposeful Hourly Rounding

When it comes to patient safety and satisfaction, hourly rounding is a simple solution to make sure the patient has everything that they need. As of now, purposeful hourly rounding is highly encouraged, but not mandatory at all facilities. The lack of enforcement and the inconsistency between floors is where the main concern stems from. On all floors, excluding critical care units due to more frequent rounds, purposeful rounding is promoted, but only some floors truly follow this plan of care. The purpose of this project is to reinforce the importance of purposeful hourly rounding not only because of patient satisfaction, but also patient safety. If a patient does not have to wait a long time to get what they request, they are less likely to get up and attempt to do it on their own. This greatly jeopardizes the patient’s safety. However, when a patient feels safe and their needs are met, their satisfaction will increase as well as accelerate their healing. A decrease in the readmission rate would ultimately benefit all parties including the patient, their families, as well as the hospital staff, all of which could be achieved with the help of hourly rounding.