Hourly Rounding

Nurse walking with a patient in a walker

Let’s face it; hourly rounding is commonly considered the silver bullet for patient experience, quality, and safety outcomes. Yet consistency in practice and competency in process is elusive in most organizations. All that is required is ensuring staff visit the patient’s room, communicate, and assess the 3-5 Ps every hour during the day and every two hours at night…Not so difficult, right? In fact, pretty basic or simple, yes?