My proposed practicum project is implementation of various best practices related to nursing operations: purposeful rounding, bedside reporting, and multidisciplinary rounding. Starting July of 2015, daily staff meetings will be conducted in my organization from 8am to 9am from Monday to Friday. The objectives of these daily meetings will be to equip staff with skills, knowledge, and competence necessary for the implementation of best practices. In these meetings, the rationale for purposeful rounding, bedside reporting, and multidisciplinary rounding as best practices will be established, a membership development committee comprising of nurse managers will be created to oversee implementation of best practices, and also recommendations for implementation will be established.
Based on past surveys conducted in my organization and feedback from patients, management has inferred low levels of patient satisfaction. The current nursing processes or procedures characterized by unstructured rounds and poor reporting techniques have significantly reduced patients experiences in my organization. King and Gerald (2012) posits that purposeful rounding, bedside reporting, and multidisciplinary rounding are essential practices in managing patients expectations. For instance, King and Gerald (2012) notes that bedside reporting allows nurses to exhibit empathy and show concern to patients and could thus elevate levels of patient satisfaction. In nursing perspective, King and Gerald (2012) points out that multidisciplinary rounding helps nurses gain experience in working in a multidisciplinary environment and consequently gain skills and competencies in working with and managing a diverse population of staff, and also develop leadership abilities.
Goal: In this project, the learner will create an implementation plan for purposeful rounding, bedside reporting, and multidisciplinary rounding in order to improve patients experiences and help staff develop their leadership