Hardwire and sustain hourly rounding
The process of hourly rounding has long been considered an evidence-based practice, promising an immense impact on nursing efficiency, patient care, and the hospital’s bottom line. We’ve discovered organizations who simply rely on the outdated pen and paper process to document hourly rounds struggle to hardwire and maintain this process in the long run.
Vigilance™ helps nurses hardwire and sustain hourly rounding by improving the compliance, communication, and collaboration of the process. By enhancing these three key areas, we discovered nurses could adhere to a consistent schedule, allowing them more time for patient care.
Traditionally, hospitals rely on tedious auditing to ensure nurses are hourly rounding on patients. Vigilance™ removes the ambiguity from the process while increasing staff accountability. The platform is set-up to only document rounds in real-time from inside the patient’s room; preventing back logging of rounds. With Vigilance™, you have the tools to ensure patients’ needs are met every hour.
Paper based processes used to document hourly rounds provide minimum information to both staff and family. Vigilance™ provides insight into every facet of the hourly rounding process. At a glance, nurses always know when they need to round on a patient and how long it’s been since the previous round was performed. Vigilance™ also provides unit-wide messages and updates; making it easier than ever to keep your staff in the loop.
Traditionally, hourly rounding has been the sole responsibility of the patient’s primary nurse. With increasing demands on nurses, rounding on each patient can be daunting. Vigilance™ gives each unit the tools they need to proactively work together as a team to care for patients, allowing hospitals to utilize every staff member more effectively. By making patient rounding a team effort, staff gain back valuable patient care time and take control of their schedule.