Category list : Rounding
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Staff and patient views on intentional roundingSubscription
The efficacy of intentional rounding has been widely debated and questioned so one trust carried out a review to ascertain staff and patient views on its effectiveness.
A review of vital signs monitoring through the night in hospitals found compliance with schedules was generally poor, with potentially serious consequences for patients
A service evaluation suggested nurses find this type of assessment useful in identifying critically ill patients
Intentional rounding has been heavily promoted by David Cameron and others and is being widely implemented in UK hospital. But what do you think of rounding?
Intentional rounding: a critique of the evidenceSubscription
Many of the studies supporting intentional rounding are not robust. Nursing managers need to look less to political obedience and more to the evidence base
The introduction of intentional rounding in Musgrove Park Hospital led to improvements in fundamental aspects of nursing care
After Francis: the government responseSubscription
The government’s response to the Francis report contained a number of undertakings that will have a major impact on nursing
Following the publication of the Francis report, it has become clear that the quality of patient care needs to be put at the heart of the NHS through an overhaul of health and social care services.
Maintaining the public gaze on superficial initiatives, such as rounding, diverts it from where proper scrutiny should be, says Paul Snelling
How nurses can lead from the frontlineSubscription
Organisations should introduce key nurse roles so that, over the course of a shift, patients have one nurse who is their main port of call