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Intentional rounding (IR) is a strategy used by predominately acute care nursing staff to proactively address patients' needs at regular and consistent intervals. The current project piloted the use of IR with certified nursing assistants (CNAs) on a 60-bed unit of a 120-bed skilled nursing facility (SNF). Using a pre/post intervention design and the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) framework, the authors measured knowledge of IR's "4Ps" (potty, position, possessions, and pain) and the incidence of falls and lost possessions. Uptake of IR over 10 weeks of implementation and CNAs' perceptions of intervention were also assessed. The pilot showed positive outcomes for each of the five aims. Data suggest that IR was well received by CNAs and changed practice patterns regarding quality, safety, and satisfaction. Based on these findings, replication of this project in other SNFs is recommended, given the current small and underpowered study. [Journal of Gerontological Nursing, xx(x), xx-xx.].
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Name: Journal of gerontological nursing
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