Hourly rounding: a replication study

Medsurg Nurs. Jan-Feb 2012;21(1):23-6, 36.


Preventing falls in hospitalized patients, increasing patient satisfaction, and decreasing call light usage are constant challenges nurses face every day. This quasi-experimental study replicates Meade, Bursell, and Ketelsen's (2006) study on a rounding protocol, demonstrating improvements in the above variables.

MeSH terms

  • Accidental Falls / prevention & control*
  • Hospitalization
  • Humans
  • Nursing Care / methods*
  • Nursing Care / standards
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Time Factors