IJSRP, Volume 6, Issue 6, June 2016 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Sr.Lilly Joseph (Lillykutty M.J) , Dr.Rebecca Samson
This article presents the findings from a pre-test post-test two group comparative study that was conducted in six medical surgical wards, as part of a pilot study for a much larger investigation. This research explored the effect of implementing the Structured Nursing Care Rounds (SNCR) on primary care nurses’ attitude and perceptions of nursing care practices. Its goal was to engage front-line hospital nurses for improving the quality of nursing care practices and the patient’s experience of care. Primary care nurses’ role was of vital importance in SNCR implementation. During hourly visits, bedside care were bunched up and viewed as a package of ‘9 P’s’ interventions. Nurses in participating units completed the Nurses’ Attitude Scale (NAS) and Nurses’ Modus Operandi Scale (NMOS) prior to the two weeks training period and after four weeks period during which structured nursing care rounds were conducted in the intervention wards. Total NAS score significantly improved in primary care nurses of intervention wards during the SNCR implementation period (pre-29.80±2.28; post-54.10±1.82, p= ≤0.001**). Total NMOS score in the intervention group significantly lifted with SNCR implementation (pre-77.96 ±5.61; post-102.0 ±3.84, p= ≤0.001**).