Senior nurses need to discuss whether the practice of intentional rounding continues
A new King's College London study suggests that intentional rounding is just a tick-box exercise, wastes nurses’ time and has little effect on patient care
- Intentional rounding seen as just a tick-box exercise
- It does little to improve patient care or promote the nurse-patient relationship
- Rounding is poorly understood by staff and fails to encourage multidisciplinary care
Senior nurses should contribute to a national conversation about whether the widespread practice of intentional rounding should be discontinued in light of the latest evidence, researchers say.
A study by King’s College London says the practice, involving routine ward rounds, is just a tick-box exercise that does little to improve patient care.
Intentional rounding originated in...
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