Does intentional rounding practice improve patient safety and experience?

Langley, S, Ormandy, P and Wray, J 2017, 'Does intentional rounding practice improve patient safety and experience?' , Nursing Times, 113 (8) , pp. 36-40.

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Abstract

Although widely used in UK hospitals, rounding is still a relatively new concept and the available literature fails to capture what it means from the perspective of patients and nurses. This article describes a study conducted to increase understanding of how rounding affects patient experience and nursing care. An ethnographic method was used to observe, listen and talk with nurses and patients about their experiences of rounding. The findings reveal rounding practice was disconnected from clinical care, and sometimes appeared routine, ritualistic and at risk of becoming a tick box exercise, with a hands-off approach and limited impact on patient safety. More research is needed to strengthen the evidence base for this widely used intervention.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
Journal or Publication Title: Nursing Times
Publisher: EMAP Publishing
ISSN: 0954-7762
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Depositing User: Professor Paula Ormandy
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2017 13:33
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2017 23:46
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/43702

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