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Journal of Nursing Care Quality:
doi: 10.1097/NCQ.0b013e318227d7dd
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Hourly Rounding: Challenges With Implementation of an Evidence-Based Process

Deitrick, Lynn M. PhD, RN; Baker, Kathy MPH, RN; Paxton, Hannah MPH, RN; Flores, Michelle BSN, RN; Swavely, Deborah MSN, RN

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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.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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