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3rd Edition of

Singapore Nursing Research Conference

March 16-18, 2023 | Singapore

Nursing 2023

Samiha Al Habsi

Speaker at Singapore Nursing Research Conference 2023 - Samiha Al Habsi
Royal Hospital, Oman

Title: Nurses experience and satisfaction in performing two hourly nurses round


Background: The two hourly purposeful nursing rounds (2HNR) are evidence based practice that showed increased patients satisfaction. This practice was structured according to the Royal Hospital, patients and staff values and needs since 2019. 
The awareness of the new practice was done over three months and followed- up by auditing nurses adherence rates by cross checking with the patients. The main aim of this cross sectional study is to assess nurses satisfaction in implementing 2HNR and to assess the challenges encountered. 
Method: This study is cross sectional design using survey. The target population of the study was the nurses who are working at Royal Hospital general departments. Nurses were required to perform purposive rounds and then fill the survey. 
Results: A total of 513 nurses have completed the survey. In terms of nurses experience, 27% were more than 12 years experienced. About 54.1% of the participants were Diploma in general nursing holders. MSN qualified nurses formed the least percentage of participation. Around 53.9% of the participants believed that the 2HNR had enhanced their skills of time management. Additionally, 61.1% were able to prioritize their patients care as a result of the two hourly rounding. The participants were able to perform the two hourly nurses round at all shifts, the morning shift (54.5%) the afternoon shift (61.1%) and the night shift (69.1%), respectively. The participants agreed that 2HNR does pose benefits and value to the patients (76%) and the staffs (67%). The 2HNR is seen as an approach to decrease the workload and save time among 32.6% of the participants, while it is not the same case among 36.9% of the participants, who disagreed on having the 2HNR as a way to reduce the workload and save time. Approximately 50.8% of the participants were satisfied with the 2HNR. About 53.4% of the participants had faced challenges in performing the 2HNR during the shifts. 
Conclusion: The 2HNR reduce the workload and save nurses time. However, it is associated with some challenges. Time consumption was the main challenge and organizing their schedules and care around the 2 HNR.