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Our “Not Impossible” Lab of Nurse Rounding Tools

As a busy baby-boomer with two jobs and an elderly mother, who enjoys time with my husband and adult children, I have purposely avoided getting started watching YouTube, TED Talks, and other social media pursuits because I know that they can become a time drain. The information explosion is addictive! One of the plenary speakers at the 2017 AONE Annual Meeting was Mick Eberling, the founder of Not Impossible Labs. I was reluctant to admit that I had never heard of Mick or his lab, and was astounded to discover that he had become a media award-winner and humanitarian. Through his unorthodox approach to problem solving and the belief that it is absurd to think that any problem can’t be solved, he has helped a paralyzed man to draw and communicate, a young boy without arms to feed himself, and has plans for ways to help many others. In a nutshell, his team discovers an absurd need, commits to figure it out, tackles the impossible, doesn’t worry about permission and creates a solution.

He challenged us to “name something that is possible today that wasn’t impossible first.” That is how I feel about the nurse rounding tools that have been created by the team of talented individuals with whom I work at Nobl Health. When I rolled out hourly rounding and learned about leader rounding 10 years ago, no one even considered the possibility of being able to track the rounding, measure the compliance with the process, fix the issues encountered, or recognize the great service provided from a smartphone, tablet, or computer terminal. We were pretty happy with rounding clocks and logs. Oh, how times have changed!

Blog written by Dr.Teresa Anderson, EdD, MSN, RN, NE-BC, Chief Nursing Officer, Nobl

Rounding Replay: Understanding Why It Didn’t Work the First Time

Is your organization struggling to hardwire rounding?

Did you implement rounding only to come short on your goals and outcomes?

Join us during this educational webinar where we will discuss how to evaluate the barriers to rounding in your organization and how to assess your team's readiness to change.

Nobl Chief Nursing Officer, Dr. Teresa Anderson, EdD, MSN, RN, NE-BC, says, “This brief program helps to identify the barriers to successful rounding and ways to improve the process. This program identifies the reasons why rounding fails and how to support team members through change to improve.”

Participants can receive 0.50 free contact hours for attending this webinar. Dr. Teresa Anderson urges participants to sign up because “it provides free nursing continuing education credit and a tool that make sense for real nurses with multiple patients and busy shifts.”

Dr. Teresa Anderson assures participants that “the interactive format of the webinar will allow participants to enter their questions into the chat section and get them answered during the session or in 1:1 session afterward if they wish.”

This webinar takes place on Friday, June 23 2017 12pm – 12:30pm (CT).

This webinar is presented by Nobl Chief Nursing Officer, Dr.Teresa Anderson, EdD, MSN, RN, NE-BC

Click here to register for this webinar!

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

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