Date of Award

5-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

First Advisor

Tracy Arnold

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of purposeful hourly rounding on the incidence of patient falls. Purposeful hourly rounding is a vital component of the nursing care delivery model that is impacting the fall rates. Providing structure and emphasis to the hourly rounding process assist in the evaluation of the desired outcomes as it relates to patients falls. As healthcare organizations experience the concept of public reporting, patient safety has become an increasingly important concern. Purposeful hourly rounding can improve quality, safety, and the patient’s perception of their care. The results of this study found there was not a statistical significant difference in the incidence of patient falls with the implementation of hourly rounding.

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