Hourly Rounds & Patient Falls

This article appeared May 25 in the online edition of ADVANCE.

American Nurse Today (2011). Meeting the challenge of falls reduction. Retrieved from http://www.americannursetoday.com/article.aspx?id=7634&fid=7364.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2011). Injury Prevention and Control: Home and Recreational Safety.Retrieved from: http://www.cdc.gov/HomeandRecreationalSafety/Falls/nursing.html.
Gardner, G., Woollett, K., Daly, N. & Richardson, B. (2009). Measuring the effect of patient comfort rounds on practice environment and patient satisfaction: A pilot study. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 15, 287-293.
Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Health Care Safety and Quality. (2011). Serious Reportable Events in Massachusetts Hospitals January 2010-June 2011 Public Health Council.Retrieved from http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/provider/reporting-to-state/reporting-entities/hospital/serious-reportable-event-sres.html.
Meade, C. M., Bursell, A. L., & Ketelsen, L. (2006). Effects of nursing rounds on patients’ call light use, satisfaction, and safety. American Journal of Nursing,106, 58-70.
Polit, D. F., & Beck, C. T. (2010). Essentials of nursing research: Appraising evidence for nursing practice. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Stefancyk, A. L. (2009). Transforming care at the bedside: Safe and reliable care addressing one of the four areas of the TCAB initiative. American Journal of Nursing, 109, 70-71.
The Joint Commission. (2011). 2011-2012 National Patient Safety Goals.Retrieved from http://www.jointcommission.org/2011-2012_national_patient_safety_goal_presentation/ .

About The Author