Effects of nursing rounds: on patients' call light use, satisfaction, and safety.

  title={Effects of nursing rounds: on patients' call light use, satisfaction, and safety.},
  author={Christine M Meade and Amy L Bursell and Lyn Ketelsen},
  journal={The American journal of nursing},
  volume={106 9},
  pages={58-70; quiz 70-1}
OBJECTIVE There is limited research on patient call light use as it pertains to effective patient-care management, patient safety, and patient satisfaction. Therefore, this study sought to determine the frequency of and reasons for patients' call light use, the effects of one-hour and two-hour nursing rounds on patients' use of the call light, and the effects of such rounding on patient satisfaction, as well as patient safety as measured by the rate of patient falls. METHODS A six-week… CONTINUE READING
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