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All we can say about AONE 2016 is ‘WOW’! The energy and excitement that emanated from nurse leaders during the conference refueled our motivation to advance healthcare innovation. This year, we spoke with hundreds of nurse leaders about their current rounding processes and initiatives. Thanks to these conversations, we’ve been able to identify key challenges nurse leaders consistently face within their organizations.
A few months ago I wrote a blog post regarding the changing tides of healthcare, and the effect that those changes were having on our country’s nurses. Higher patient acuity, electronic health records (EHR), and budget cuts are all contributing to increased burnout amongst nurses, increased turnover, and less time nurses are able to spend actually caring for patients.
Ask anyone who's ever attempted to hardwire hourly rounding about its challenges, and they'll ask you to take a seat. Rarely a week goes by in which someone, usually those in nursing, bends our ears about what frontline patient care staff think of hourly rounding, and more specifically Hourly Rounds. We answer as truthfully as we can, but the honest truth is that we aren't the ones interfacing with our software day in day out—that duty belongs to the wonderful frontline care staff who love using Hourly Rounds.
As we usher in 2016, our team decided to reflect upon our accomplishments from the year before. As we analyzed data we collected about Nobl Hourly Rounding's Friends and Family Portal*, we came across some seriously staggering numbers. You're in luck, because we've created an infographic to show you just how much was communicated in 2015.
In the fast-paced hospital settings that make up modern healthcare, coming together as a team can make or break clinical staff’s ability to effectively care for patients on their unit. On hospital units, collaboration is the most important aspect of team care (Bags, Ryan, 1990). Though nursing is a field that is filled with autonomy, there's still a need for collaboration between nurses and all other interdisciplinary functions.