Rounding Best Practices

The practice of rounding alone has been proven to increase patient satisfaction and decrease call light volume. The practice of rounding combined with a tool that integrates data generated by the patient and allows for seamless collaboration between providers will transform how you serve your patients. Critical Alert’s CommonPath Analytics and Rounding platform provides both a leadership rounding and hourly rounding tool on a smart phone. The platform Enlightens, Engages, and Empowers your care teams to better serve patients.

CommonPath Rounds – The only patient experience management platform that integrates both the patient’s perception and behavior based on their nurse call and communications activity

CommonPath Rounds has been a key tool in helping hospitals achieve the following results:

  • 18% Increase in Patient Experience Domain Scores
  • 24% Reduction Normal Patient Calls
  • 29% Reduction in Emergency Toilet Calls
  • 10% Increase in HCAHPS response to Call Lights

Focus your rounds where it matters most, use your valuable time wisely, and make an impact before an issue occurs.

Enlighten – The patients voice is qualitative feedback on the care provided. We balance that voice with quantitative data from their call light activity. Simply knowing how often a patient is calling out of their room and what they are asking for can provide understanding that allows you to connect with your patient.

Engage – The information collected during patient rounds needs to be shared with the entire care team. This can be as simple as notes from previous rounds or activated notifications to close the loop on a need. The Aperum platform shares information freely between users who are associated with the care team.

Empower – Empower your team to prioritize your rounding practice based on workload, satisfaction, and safety. At the simple touch of a button, the patients who are creating high risk situations, such as exiting the bed without assistance, will be highlighted. Simply press a button and patients will be heat mapped based on their previous feedback to identify those who are not satisfied with their care.