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Successful Rounding Implementation (Video)


Have you been achieving the desired results from your rounding initiative? Is rounding hardwired into your organization's culture? 


Rounding extends beyond simply asking questions. Truly effective rounding begins with executive buy-in and creates a cultural shift. Join us for a 30-minute webinar (plus 15-minute Q&A) to learn how to implement rounding to get the most from the initiative.

Asking Purposeful Rounding Questions (Video)


Effective rounding begins with your template questions. 


Are you asking the right questions in your rounds? Do you even know what the right questions are? 

Removing the Technology Barrier When Rounding


The inclusion of technology in rounding can be daunting at first glance but a few simple steps can transform you into an iPad all-star. If you keep an open mind and are willing to learn, you will discover that technology is going to save you time and take your rounding to new levels.

7 Steps to Better Patient Rounding (Video)


Are you looking for guidance or tips on how to improve your current nurse leader patient rounding practices? Are you struggling to meet rounding goals? Join us for a 30-minute webinar as we walk through simple rounding best practices that we and others have witnessed work wonders within organizations of all sizes, starting with creating a strong patient connection.  

13 Jan 2016

Sarah Thomsen

Rounding Best Practices

4 Purposeful Rounding Practices to Consider

Purposeful. Ever wonder why this adjective often precedes the word 'rounding'? After all, what organization would do rounds with no purpose? You might be surprised, but there are in fact, hospitals still struggling to implement rounding practices which have a measurable impact on patient safety, quality of care, and HCAHPS patient experience scores.

31 Aug 2015

Sarah Thomsen

Rounding Best Practices

25 Ways to Evaluate Patient Safety With Safety Rounds

 Evidence continues to mount showing that regular rounding increases patient satisfaction and safety outcomes. One of the best ways for you to enhance patient safety in your hospital is the simple, but very useful, checklist. In 2010, a survey on healthcare quality found that nearly 89 percent of hospital quality leaders used checklists to prevent errors in hospital operating rooms. Today, checklists are becoming more frequently used tools for safety rounds, as well as for environment of care (EOC) rounds, medication management, confidentiality, crash carts/emergency carts, infection control and security.

20 Aug 2015

David Marshall

Rounding Best Practices, Nurse Rounding

3 Proven Nurse Rounding Best Practices

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.

16 Jul 2015

Sarah Thomsen

Rounding Best Practices

How Your Hospital Rounding Tool Could Hurt Your HCAHPS Score

Rounding is not a new practice in hospitals, however, it is receiving fresh attention from healthcare leaders striving to improve the patient experience at their hospitals and raise HCAHPS scores. While you might hear the term "rounding" on the lips of many administrators today, it's important to understand that not all rounding tools are equal in terms of driving up HCAHPS scores. In fact, rounding can even negatively impact patient satisfaction outcomes.

Sample Nurse Leader Round With Patients

Conducting effective nurse leader rounding is essential to provide the best patient care possible. Nurse leader rounding not only increases patient satisfaction itself, but it also helps support and enforce almost every other type of rounding such as hourly patient rounding, and leadership rounding for outcomes

If you're going to put the time in to educate your staff on rounding and take the time to round yourself, you want to make sure that your efforts are actually worth while. The keys to conducting efficient and effective nurse leader rounds are: how frequent and consistent your rounds are, who you are rounding with, and the question set and scripts that are used.

30 Dec 2014


Rounding Best Practices, Rounding 101

Rounding Best Practices - Listen and Learn

Listening is one of the most important skills we need to use and practice when rounding. There are three reasons why we listen: to obtain information, to understand and to learn. How well we listen has a major impact on the effectiveness of our rounds and the quality of the relationships we develop with staff, patients and physicians.

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