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Hourly rounding: challenges with implementation of an evidence-based process.

Abstract

Introduction of an evidence-based practice change, such as hourly rounding, can be difficult in the hospital setting. This study used ethnographic methods to examine problems with the implementation of hourly rounding on 2 similar inpatient units at our hospital. Results indicate that careful planning, communication, implementation, and evaluation are required for successful implementation of a nursing practice change.

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  • Authors

    Deitrick LM, Baker K, Paxton H, Flores M, Swavely D

    Institution

    Division of Community Health and Health Studies, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown, Pennsylvania 18105, USA. Lynn.Deitrick@lvhn.org

    Source

    Journal of nursing care quality 27:1 pg 13-9

    MeSH

    Attitude of Health Personnel
    Evidence-Based Nursing
    Hospital Units
    Humans
    Nursing Care
    Nursing Evaluation Research
    Nursing Methodology Research
    Nursing Process
    Nursing Staff, Hospital
    Quality of Health Care
    Workflow

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    21734597