Hourly & Leader Rounding
Hourly safety rounds are conducted on patient care units by nurses on an hourly basis to address patient safety and needs. By conducting hourly rounding, patient needs can be met proactively, resulting in improved quality outcomes and patient and nurse satisfaction.
Mass General utilizes a model for conducting hourly rounding consisting of “4 P’s of Safety”:
- Personal hygiene
Leader rounding is a way for nurse leaders to ensure that hourly rounding is being practiced on their units. It also gives them the opportunity to address patients’ concerns and provide real-time feedback to the nursing team, including what’s working well and what can be improved.