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Daily Rapid Rounds: Decreasing Length of Stay and Improving Professional Practice

Geary, Siobhan MS, RN, CNS; Cale, Debora-Dee MHA, RN; Quinn, Barbara MSN, RN, CNS; Winchell, John MSN, RN, CCRN

JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration: June 2009 - Volume 39 - Issue 6 - p 293-298
doi: 10.1097/NNA.0b013e3181a72ab8

Many hospital leaders are struggling with how to decrease patients' length of stay while maintaining appropriate care. The authors provide a transfer able model for daily rounds that can be used on many units to help decrease length of stay while improving communication, collaboration, and coordination. No increase in staff is required, and nursing satisfaction improves.

Authors' Affiliations: Medical-Surgical Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nursing Administration (Ms Geary), Nursing Director, Telemetry Services (Ms Cale), Clinical Nurse Specialist, Integrated Quality Services (Ms Quinn), Nursing Director, Intensive Care Unit (Mr Winchell), Sutter Medical Center Sacramento, California.

Corresponding author: Ms Geary, Sutter Medical Center Sacramento, Nursing Administration, 2801 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95816 (

© 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.