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What role should nurses play in ward rounds?

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Lees L (2013) The nurse’s role in hospital ward rounds. Nursing Times; 109: 12, 12-14

The Francis report has highlighted that nurses have a vital role to play in ward rounds and it is critical that they attend.

  • What role should nurses play in ward rounds?
  • How can patients benefit from increased nursing involvement?
  • How could you encourage colleagues to prioritise ward rounds?
  • The author acknowledges that often the wider multidisciplinary team does not prioritise nurse involvement. How can this be changed?
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  • Anonymous

    It is very important as nurses re the lead career of the patient.should report all relevant symptoms and changes noted.nurses should be listened to when reporting details of change of a patient

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