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Nurse led ward rounds - A Valuable Contribution to Neurological Patients

K Renuka., S Hemapriya., M Anbu.

Keywords : Nurse led Ward Rounds, Neurological Patients, Communication, Advocacy

Citation Information : Renuka. K, Hemapriya. S, Anbu. M. Nurse led ward rounds - A Valuable Contribution to Neurological Patients. 2015; 4 (1):37-42.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10085-4108

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-06-2015

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Nurses are integral part of the multidisciplinary team, providing care from planning, implementing and evaluating patient\'s condition. Neurological patients which includes stroke, head injury, paralyzed patients, post operative craniotomy patients, seizure and coma patients are totally dependent on the care giver.. Therefore it is imperative for the nurses to have keen rounds and care for these patients towards recovery. The nurse led ward rounds delineates three phases which depicts the activities that, a nurse should carry out before, during and after nurse led ward rounds. The nurse takes up multiple roles such as Advocate, Chaperone, Transitor, Informator, Organizer and Nurse centered. Although it is important to have interprofessional staff collaboration for successful patient management, nurse-physician collaboration during rounds occur infrequently. To improve the way nurses manage neurological patients in an acute setting, a nurse-led ward round helps to ensure patient care and safety.


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