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Recently, a mentor and colleague summarized my 35-year nursing career into a single theme, ”choosing opportunity.” When diagnosed with what could have been a career-ending latex allergy, I chose opportunity and entered a new field as a Magnet Program® consultant and educator. While traveling for Magnet, I met a young technology entrepreneur who soon invited me to join his Florida based start-up to assist in shaping the use of smartphones within healthcare facilities.
As a new generation of nurses join the healthcare industry, we see that over a quarter (28.9%) of new nurses will leave their position within a year. According to the National Healthcare Retention and RN Staffing Report, 17.2% is the national average nurse turnover rate.
Music has long been considered a therapy to help behavioral and mental health patients cope with challenges and ease stress. As healthcare continues to makes strides in improving the experience for all patients, clinicians are finding that music can benefit a variety of patient populations in both inpatient and outpatient facilities.
Patients undergoing a conscious treatment or procedure can benefit greatly from listening to soothing music; helping them relax and decrease muscle tension. This helps reduce a patient’s pain by shifting their focus and lowering anxiety.
Purposeful hourly rounding is a care model that organizations utilize all over the world to ensure patients receive timely, consistent, and proactive care.
An intentional patient rounding process should positively impact call lights, falls, and patient experience scores. Even in our age of digitalization, we still find that many hospitals rely on pen and paper to document these rounds.
Using feedback from our clients, we have compiled a list of 3 reasons why organizations switch to digital documentation of purposeful rounds.
The term “big data” in healthcare has become synonymous with informed decision making. We live in an age where vast amounts of aggregated data and resources are available to key decision makers. Processes like patient leader rounding can provide substantial insight into patient experience, satisfaction, and safety from the data gathered during rounds. But there’s a problem with this data: it can be challenging to dissect relevant and actionable insights.