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Intentional Rounding

Intentional Rounding - Clinical Hub, Patient Safety, Nursing Quality and Safety Resources

UWHC is committed to enhancing the patient experience for both patients and their families while receiving care here. One way to accomplish this is through the implementation of intentional rounding. It is an intervention to decrease patient uncertainty regarding nursing staff availability for response to immediate needs, leading to improved patient safety and higher patient satisfaction. It is a systematic, proactive, nurse-driven intervention anticipating and addressing needs of hospitalized patients promoting safety, fostering team and nursing staff-patient communication, and improving staffs’ ability to provide efficient patient care.


‌Why We Round 

“I am excited to be an intentional rounding champion because in order for UW staff to embrace change, you need to initiate change management. You need someone who believes in the change to lead the change.” 

-Gayle Cox, Nurse Clinician, D4/4

Intentional Rounding:
Cassie A. Shumway, MS, RN, OCN, CHPN
Nursing Education Specialist - Oncology
Phone: (608) 262-8975
Pager: 6960
Office: H6/227s

Falls Prevention:
Anne Leclaire MSN, RN, CRRN
Clinical Nurse Specialist - Nursing Quality and Safety
Phone: (608) 263-6487
Pager: 4253
Office: E5/554


Supporting Documents

1. Intentional Rounding/High Fall Risk Observation Tool

14.35 Intentional Rounding

FAQ’s for Intentional Rounding

Intentional Rounding (HFFY #7181)

Supporting Documents and Resources for Champions

Introduction for Falls Prevention and Intentional Rounding

Introduction to Intentional Rounding – Champions Education

Intentional Rounding – What if?

Intentional Rounding – What If? – Talking Points

Centralized Staff Education

Centralized Staff Education – Intentional Rounding