Ward rounds in medecine: Principles for best practice – Royal College of Nursing – 3 October 2012

Posted on October 5, 2012. Filed under: Nursing | Tags: , , |

Ward rounds in medecine: Principles for best practice – Royal College of Nursing – 3 October 2012

“The Royal College of Nursing and the Royal College of Physicians are united in calling for ward rounds to be made the cornerstone of patient care. Medical ward rounds are complex clinical activities, critical to providing high-quality, safe care for patients in a timely, relevant manner. They have often been a neglected part of the planning and organisation of inpatient care. The current pressures of capacity and staffing levels mean that ward rounds happen while nurses, for example, are engaged in constant care delivery. The principles in the statement aim to address the common problems affecting the prominence of ward rounds and provide recommendations. Reinstating ward rounds will facilitate the delivery of compassionate care, enabling doctors and nurses to plan for care jointly.”

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