Essay on Literature Review for Nursing Researh

1357 Words Sep 7th, 2014 6 Pages
A. Problem Description
Hourly patient rounding, according to Neville, is a preset timing, usually every hour or every two hour, in which tasks are performed by nurses as a way to check in on the patients (Neville, 2012). The concept of hourly rounding by nurses is not new. Infact, it is a way nurses organize their work and address important issues as they go about their day. There are other types of rounding in the hospitals such as interdisciplinary rounds and medical rounds, but these are done perhaps daily or a few times a week. It is the focus of this paper to address three relevant headings related to nursing hourly rounding through research literature and review.
With hourly rounding, nurses can independently initiate and
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