Intentional Rounding in TLC
UW Hospital and Clinics have started an hourly rounding program. This program will help us meet your needs and keep you safe during your stay. Hourly rounding allows information to be gathered in a more precise way. We can address problems as they occur. We can meet your needs in a more timely manner.
A staff member will check on you every hour. If you are sleeping during this time, the staff member will not disturb you. During these checks, the staff member will also perform routine tasks. Before leaving your room, the staff member will ask you about pain, personal needs, positioning, placement and anything else you may need.
If the patient is unable to answer questions, the staff member will continue to round every hour. During these checks the staff member will check patient safety.
Some possible questions you may hear during hourly rounding are:
Are you having any pain now?
Is there anything I can do right now to help relieve your pain?
Do you need to use the bathroom?
When did you last go to the bathroom?
How can I make you more comfortable?
Can I help you turn?
Would you like to get out of bed?
Can you reach your call light?
Can I get you anything – cell phone, telephone, trash, bedside table, any other personal items?
Can you reach everything you need?
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Last Updated: 10/07/2011
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