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Sherrod, Bradley C. DNP, RN; Brown, Rosemary DNP, RN, NEA-BC; Vroom, James DHA, FACHE(R), CPA; Sullivan, Dori Taylor PhD, RN, NE-BC, CNL, CPHQ, FAAN

doi: 10.1097/01.NUMA.0000409925.39096.19

Hourly rounding by nursing staff allows for proactive anticipation of patient-care needs.

Bradley C. Sherrod is assistant professor at Chatham University, Pittsburgh, Pa. Rosemary Brown is chief nurse officer at Duke Raleigh Hospital. At Duke University School of Nursing, James Vroom is associate consulting professor, and Dori Taylor Sullivan is associate dean for Academic Affairs and a professor.

The authors have disclosed that they have no financial relationships related to this article.

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