Research on rounding among hospital providers demonstrated the fundamental value in the practice. If rounding is of value in surgical, medical, and other areas, it is logical to hypothesize that structured rounds would be useful for other nursing units, such those performing special procedures. Structured rounding between GI nurses and colleagues on inpatient units could enhance preparation and efficient care of patients, decrease same day cancellations, and increase RN satisfaction with communication. Analysis using a Z-test demonstrated some support for a reduction in canceled procedures. Nurses also reported satisfaction with this new rounding procedure.
Recommended CitationAlpini, RN, CGRN, Barbara and Dorr-Dorynek, RN, BSN, CRRN, CGRN, Elise, "The Impact of GI Inpatient Nursing Rounds on Patient Procedure Cancellations" (2011). Department of Nursing papers and presentations. Paper 1.