Intentional rounding: Assessing the evidence
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Intentional rounding: Assessing the evidence

Alison Moore Freelance health journalist

Intentional rounding, or checking on patients at regular intervals, has become commonplace; but does it improve care?

Every nurse knows that on a busy shift there are patients who risk losing out on care and attention. There is the quiet old lady in the corner who never asks for anything; the patient who sleeps a lot and is easier not to disturb; the demanding patient who everyone scuttles past.

Nursing Standard. 31, 42, 18-20. doi: 10.7748/ns.31.42.18.s21

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