2How would you like to have Fewer call light interruptions in your dayMore free time for your other tasksMore control over your daily scheduleHappier, more satisfied patientsA quieter unit throughout the daySignificant reduction in patient fallsTry Hourly Rounding!
3How Does Hourly Rounding Work? A member of staff visits each patientHourly from 6 a.m. till 10 p.m.Every two hours between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.Nurses and nursing assistants alternate visitsPatients’ basic needs are met all at once, not via multiple call lights
4DiscussionWhat were your first impressions of the article, “Putting Hourly Rounds into Practice”?Did anything about this article surprise you?Was there anything the author described that you would do differently?What ideas would you suggest to make hourly rounding more successful in your unit?
5What Happens During a Round? 4 R’s3 P’sPain - Evaluate pain level.Position - Help the patient get comfortable.Personal needs - Offer help using the toilet.Rx - Provide any needed medication (RN visits only).Reach – Are all the patient’s needs (call light, phone, reading material, etc.) within easy reach?Respond to questions. Ask if there anything else the patient needs.Reassure - Express care and concern. Let the patient know at what time the next rounding visit will occur.
6What Happens After A Round? If the patient is asleep, leave a “visit card” on the table.On the Record of Hourly Rounds that is posted in the patient’s room, record your name and the time of your visit.On the Hourly Rounding Log, which is kept by the staff, record the promised return time as well as the goals for the next visit.
7Why is Hourly Rounding Effective? Lets your patients know they are not aloneBuilds your patients’ trust in youLets your patients know what to expectGreatly reduces call light use, improving your efficiencyReduces the distance you have to travel back and forth to your patients’ rooms
8What Evidence Shows that Hourly Rounding Works? Research on hourly rounding in 14 hospitals* showed:9-point sustained increase in patient satisfaction overall score52% reduction in patient falls37% reduction in call light use14% decline in skin breakdownsIn addition, one hospital measured a 20% reduction in the distance walked each day by the nursing staff
9Implementation Kit for Rounding Record of Hourly RoundsHourly Rounding I & O sheetHourly Rounding LogVisit cardStatement of commitment
10Rounding Initial Sheet This sheet is posted daily beside each patient’s bed.
11Hourly Rounding I & O Sheet This sheet is used to record the patients intakes and outtakes hourly
12Hourly Rounding LogThe rounding log is kept at the nursing station or on the nurse’s clipboard. It improves communication between staff members.
13Visit CardThe nursing staff member leaves a visit card on the table if the patient is sleeping
14Statement of Commitment After they have been trained, all staff members will make a written commitment to the success of hourly rounding.