Nurses must practice rounding competently with compassion. By doing so, the patient has the opportunity to be involved in their own care which builds a trusting and positive relationship between the nurse and the patient, ultimately leading to improved quality of care and safety. Discussion Rounding is defined as “the process of proactively meeting patient needs by a nurse making a routine visit to patient rooms to check on specific items and perform basic self-care tasks on a regular, consistent basis” (Blakley et al., 2011, pg 328). It is performed at set intervals, usually every hour or every two hours or it may be increased depending on patient status (Forde-Johnston, 2014). Patients at risk include those who are in acute or critical conditions and those in the post-operative period, who require more frequent monitoring to detect early changes, prevent complications, and reduce consequences.
The nurse introduces their self to the patient and begins establishing trust. The nurse asks the patient questions to see what their expectations are and clarifies the expectations of the hospital or unit. The nurse then explains the plan of care to the patient and answers any questions. In the working phase, the nurse is the patient’s advocate and addresses any problems the patient has. The nurse assures the patient they will research any problems and find out the answers as quickly as possible.
These tasks frequently require nurses to work with others in, as well as out of their profession. The Image of a Nurse is depicted from several key factors. One of the most important being the way they manage themselves as well as their patients and co-workers. Nursing is seen as a promising profession, however many do not know of the intense education a nurse undergoes. Th... ... middle of paper ... ...MenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/OJIN/TableofContents/Vol-17-2012/No1-Jan-2012/Advocating-for-Nurses.html Stevens, K., (May 31, 2013) "The Impact of Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing and the Next Big Ideas" OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing Vol.
(2012) reviews that bedside reporting among nurse’s increases patient satisfaction and increases patient perception about teamwork. The purpose of this literature review was to show that handling patient information to another nurse at the end of the shift is an important clinical process which allows nurses to share important information regarding their patients to ensure a continued plan of care and satisfaction of the patients. Bedside handoff should be encouraged in order to exchange complete information about the patient that nurses are taking care of because it allows the patient to participate in his or her own plan of care. In addition, it allows the oncoming nurse to actually observe her patient and ask questions at the same time. According to Joint Commission’s 2009 National patient safety goals, bedside reporting is considered as a critical meeting for nurses.
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