Individualized Patient-Focused Care: The Effects of Nursing Hourly Rounds on Call Light Use, Patient Satisfaction and Fall Rates

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158723
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Presentation
Title:
Individualized Patient-Focused Care: The Effects of Nursing Hourly Rounds on Call Light Use, Patient Satisfaction and Fall Rates
Abstract:
Individualized Patient-Focused Care: The Effects of Nursing Hourly Rounds on Call Light Use, Patient Satisfaction and Fall Rates
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2009
Author:Okammor, Nkiru
P.I. Institution Name:University of Michigan
Contact Address:2701 International Drive, #1634, Ypsilanti, MI, 48197, USA
Contact Telephone:734 434 9046
Co-Authors:N. Okammor, H. Tzeng, University of Michigan School of Nursing , Ann Arbor, MI;
This exploratory, quantitative study investigated the changes before and after implementing the nursing hourly round program on call light use, patient satisfaction, and patient fall rates. The nursing hourly round program is a hospital-based quality improvement project, which has been implemented to an inpatient care unit (as a pilot unit in this study). The hourly nursing round program implemented in the study unit has a focus on offering individualized patient-focused care actions to inpatients. Registered nurses and nurse aides are all involved in this quality improvement initiative. We hypothesized that conducting hourly nursing rounds with individualized patient-focused care actions would decrease call light use, increase patient satisfaction and increase patient safety (using fall rate as the measurement). The research used the one-group, pretest and posttest quasi-experiment design and was conducted in one acute adult, internal medicine unit (32 beds) of a medical center located in the southeastern Michigan. It used pre-existing hospital data for analyses from December 2007 to May 2008 (6 months). The nursing hourly round program was implemented at this study unit at the first week of February 2008. The weekly call light data (normal and urgent calls) and fall rates have been obtained from the study hospital. The patient discharge card: satisfaction survey has been obtained and Press Ganey report will also be obtained obtained. Data has been entered into an SPSS dataset for data analyses. Descriptive and binary statistical analyses (e.g., independent t-tests) will be conducted using SPSS. Data analyses will be presented in the conference. As for the expected outcome of this study, the finding will help nursing leaders understand the effects, advantage, disadvantage and challenges of promoting hourly rounding and provide evidence for nursing executives to decide whether to implement the nursing hourly round program throughout the entire hospital.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleIndividualized Patient-Focused Care: The Effects of Nursing Hourly Rounds on Call Light Use, Patient Satisfaction and Fall Ratesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158723-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Individualized Patient-Focused Care: The Effects of Nursing Hourly Rounds on Call Light Use, Patient Satisfaction and Fall Rates</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Okammor, Nkiru</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Michigan</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">2701 International Drive, #1634, Ypsilanti, MI, 48197, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">734 434 9046</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">nkiru01@hotmail.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">N. Okammor, H. Tzeng, University of Michigan School of Nursing , Ann Arbor, MI;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">This exploratory, quantitative study investigated the changes before and after implementing the nursing hourly round program on call light use, patient satisfaction, and patient fall rates. The nursing hourly round program is a hospital-based quality improvement project, which has been implemented to an inpatient care unit (as a pilot unit in this study). The hourly nursing round program implemented in the study unit has a focus on offering individualized patient-focused care actions to inpatients. Registered nurses and nurse aides are all involved in this quality improvement initiative. We hypothesized that conducting hourly nursing rounds with individualized patient-focused care actions would decrease call light use, increase patient satisfaction and increase patient safety (using fall rate as the measurement). The research used the one-group, pretest and posttest quasi-experiment design and was conducted in one acute adult, internal medicine unit (32 beds) of a medical center located in the southeastern Michigan. It used pre-existing hospital data for analyses from December 2007 to May 2008 (6 months). The nursing hourly round program was implemented at this study unit at the first week of February 2008. The weekly call light data (normal and urgent calls) and fall rates have been obtained from the study hospital. The patient discharge card: satisfaction survey has been obtained and Press Ganey report will also be obtained obtained. Data has been entered into an SPSS dataset for data analyses. Descriptive and binary statistical analyses (e.g., independent t-tests) will be conducted using SPSS. Data analyses will be presented in the conference. As for the expected outcome of this study, the finding will help nursing leaders understand the effects, advantage, disadvantage and challenges of promoting hourly rounding and provide evidence for nursing executives to decide whether to implement the nursing hourly round program throughout the entire hospital.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:20:01Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:20:01Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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