Advisor(s)

Megan Lieb, DNP
Ohio Northern University
Nursing, Health & Behavioral Sciences
m-lieb.2@onu.edu

Jamie Hunsicker, DNP
Ohio Northern University
Health & Behavioral Sciences, Nursing
j-hunsicker@onu.edu

Document Type

Poster

Start Date

23-4-2021 9:00 AM

Description

Problem: Patient call lights response times are instrumental in increasing patient satisfaction and decreasing adverse patient events, such as falls and pressure ulcers. A common method used to decrease response times is the implementation of hourly rounding, allowing the nursing staff to address potential issues early.

Purpose: The purpose of the project is to determine an effective unit-wide initiative to increase the compliance of nurses' purposeful hourly rounding and improve their knowledge about how to effectively round on their patients.

Methods: Nurses knowledge on purposeful hourly rounding will be measured via a researcher-developed anonymous survey. An educational intervention on purposeful hourly rounding will be provided via staff education and visual aids. Effectiveness of the intervention will be measured though a follow up survey. The sample includes the nursing staff on a medical-surgical unit.

Pertinent Findings: By providing information regarding hourly rounding, nursing staffs compliance with hourly rounding will be increased, resulting in decreased call light response times.

Conclusion: Providing education regarding purposeful hourly round resulted in call light decreased response times and increased patient satisfaction, suggesting that hourly rounding is an efficient way for nurses to improve patient outcomes.

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Apr 23rd, 9:00 AM

The effects of purposeful hourly rounding education on medical/surgical staff by measuring nurses' knowledge of and perceived call light response time on a medical-surgical unit

Problem: Patient call lights response times are instrumental in increasing patient satisfaction and decreasing adverse patient events, such as falls and pressure ulcers. A common method used to decrease response times is the implementation of hourly rounding, allowing the nursing staff to address potential issues early.

Purpose: The purpose of the project is to determine an effective unit-wide initiative to increase the compliance of nurses' purposeful hourly rounding and improve their knowledge about how to effectively round on their patients.

Methods: Nurses knowledge on purposeful hourly rounding will be measured via a researcher-developed anonymous survey. An educational intervention on purposeful hourly rounding will be provided via staff education and visual aids. Effectiveness of the intervention will be measured though a follow up survey. The sample includes the nursing staff on a medical-surgical unit.

Pertinent Findings: By providing information regarding hourly rounding, nursing staffs compliance with hourly rounding will be increased, resulting in decreased call light response times.

Conclusion: Providing education regarding purposeful hourly round resulted in call light decreased response times and increased patient satisfaction, suggesting that hourly rounding is an efficient way for nurses to improve patient outcomes.