Nurse rounding is a structured and standardized activity that is specifically designed to increase levels of engagement and communication between two individuals. In healthcare settings, this activity is commonly practiced between members of the leadership team and front-line staff, nurses, and physicians. Also, daily and hourly rounding on patients by nurses has become an evidence-based best practice in the delivery of safe, reliable and effective care.
Many recent studies have proven that when applied consistently throughout an organization, nurse rounding can directly lead to increased levels of patient, staff, and employee satisfaction. Also, it results in better patient outcomes and dramatic cost savings. The following three ways outline best practices to take your rounding to the next level.