- Article: Dix G et al (2012) Engaging staff with intentional rounding. Nursing Times; 108: 3, 14-16.
- Author: Greg Dix is director of nursing and governance; Jackee Phillips is junior sister, medical assessment unit; Mark Braide is practice development nurse; all at Taunton and Somerset Foundation Trust.
- Intentional rounding involves nurses checking individual patients at set intervals to assess and manage their fundamental care needs
- It places the patient at the heart of the ward routine
- IR reduced the frequency of call bell use
- Introducing IR requires a cultural change and staff need support to bring in the change
- IR has a positive effect on patient experience
- How would you explain intentional rounding to staff at a team meeting?
- What benefits does intentional rounding offer patients and staff?
- How would you implement intentional rounding on your ward?
- What are the barriers to using intentional rounding? How can these be overcome?