Intentional One Hour Rounding (Nursing)

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Intentional One Hour Rounding
In the nursing profession patient safety and satisfaction is greatly stressed and very important, thus I chose to do my leadership change project on intentional one hour rounding and how it affects patient safety, specifically falls, and patient satisfaction. To bring this vision to a reality it was important to understand the problems and to set measurable goals for achieving them. It was also important to gain knowledge from other leaders in the community and health care field to have a better understanding of the pitfalls that I could come into contact with while working toward a solution. My practicum experience has broadened my horizons and allowed me to understand what leadership qualities are and how a leader could impact a proposed cause. My practicum took place at Gulf Coast Medical Center (GCMC), which houses 349 newly designed private rooms and opened to the public on March 8, 2009. Within this hospital there are a number of specialized units such as: Cardiac Med, SPCU, MPCU, MedSurg, General Surgery, Neuro, ICU, open heart ICU, Cath lab, ER, OR, and Obgyn and they could all benefit from one hour intentional rounding. According to “Gulf Coast Medical Center” (2011), “Services include: emergency department - 43 beds, comprehensive cardiovascular care, including cardiology, cardiac surgery, angioplasty, cardiac catheterization, kidney transplantation, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery & spine surgery, neurology, Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center, obstetrics and gynecological care, general and vascular surgery, general medicine, intensive care units, diagnostic imaging, and outpatient rehabilitation services.” The population served is adult beginning from 18 years of age; there are also newborns from the Obstetrics unit.

I worked closely with the administrative supervisor, Judy Landas and we came to the agreement that the best change project is one that benefits patient safety and increases patient...
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