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Leader Rounding Interactive Workshops

Join Nobl for free interactive workshops to define, discuss and build a plan to improve your leader rounding processes. This program is intended for nursing and patient experience leaders who wish to design or enhance their current unit-level patient rounding programs and processes. In these workshops you will work with industry professionals to create an adaptive plan to best fit the rounding needs of your department. 

4 Steps that Bring Meaning to Leader Rounds with Extended Stay Patients

The term “extended stay” refers to patients who are hospitalized for a longer than expected or desired. In the Emergency Department, an extended stay patient maybe an outpatient who stays longer than 23 hours or is “boarded” while awaiting an acute care bed. In acute care, an extended stay is one that exceeds the accepted length of stay (LOS) standardized by third-party payers and regulatory guidelines.

Considerations for Peri-Operative Rounding

Decades ago, as a new graduate nurse working in a small critical access hospital, I had the opportunity to assist a general surgeon once a week when he and his anesthetist flew into our small town to perform any needed procedures. I was able to reinforce the perioperative nursing skills I had learned during my training and was intrigued by the functioning of the human anatomy and the expertise of the surgical team.

Considerations for Behavioral Health Nurse Leader Rounding

The need for efficient and accessible mental health services has never been higher. The isolation, fear, and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has further exacerbated needs within an already overwhelmed and underfunded system. It is important that every facility be able to a) provide safe and efficient mental health care to promote the well-being of each patient, and b) to maximize their capacity to provide care to more individuals.

Sitting Down with Leaders: Lori McDougall - Duke LifePoint Hospitals
Nobl provides all clients optional touchpoints with our support and services teams. Included are monthly phone calls, monthly or quarterly data review presentations, or “mini project” design conferences to build out new or customized features. As the CNO, I periodically join these meetings to learn from our team and client leaders.
Employee Rounding Through the Eyes of the Worker

Rounding on employees is helpful to solicit input and promote retention when the work environment is running smoothly and all associates have the information, resources and support they need. But when the world is turned upside down, as it is now from the COVID-19 pandemic, connecting with employees is no longer a “nicety” but possibly a life-saving touch point.