Reply To: Nurse-Led Multidisciplinary Rounds

  • Joan OHanlon Curry

    Member
    April 26, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    Please see my answers below.

     

    Let me know if you have any other questions.

     

    1) Does your heme/onc and/or stem cell transplant unit(s) have nurse-led rounds?  BMT yes

    2) Who all is involved in this rounding process? Attending, fellow, PAs, Pharmacy, Nurse taking care of patient, sometimes CNS or unit based educator and sometimes an outpatient PA or NP.

    3) Does your unit employ a rounding template/tool?  Yes

    4) How did your unit foster buy-in from physicians and nurses alike?  The attendings suggested this, had the nurses help develop the report tool.  Has taken some time to get it hard wired but the nurses like it and feel empowered.  We still struggle sometimes to get the nurse there but it is working.  We actually presented this at ASBMT in February and we did a questionnaire about perception.  Will probably do a follow up one. 

     

     

    Thanks,

     

    Joan

     

     

    Joan O’Hanlon Curry, RN, MS, CPNP, CPON

    Administrative Nurse Manager/Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

    CHAM 9 and Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Marrow and Blood Cell Transplantation

    3415 Bainbridge Avenue

    Bronx, NY 10467

    (O) 718-741-2137

    (F)  718-920-6506

    (B)  917-956-3995

    johanlon@montefiore.org

     

     

     

    ——Original Message——

    Hello all,

    The concept of nurse-driven rounds has been going around the literature for years, and I’ve heard of some adult units (and peds) succeeding with their implementation and continuation of the plan.

    Heme/onc is a unique specialty, so I’m curious as to those of you who are involved in this on your areas or are considering it.

    1) Does your heme/onc and/or stem cell transplant unit(s) have nurse-led rounds?

    2) Who all is involved in this rounding process?

    3) Does your unit employ a rounding template/tool?

    4) How did your unit foster buy-in from physicians and nurses alike?

    There’s a ton here regarding potential empowerment of the bedside staff and the ownership of our practice, so I’m very interested in your responses.

    Thank you for your thoughtful responses in advance.

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    Chris Donaghey, CNS,CPHON,MSN,RN
    Clinical Nurse Specialist – Hematology/Oncology/Stem Cell Transplant
    Indianapolis, IN
    United States
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