Supenisory Nursing Round:
Supervisory rounds are tours or excursions into areas where patients are cared for where personnel operate, where intra and inter departmental communications take place, where facilities for operation in terms of equipment and supplies discernible, and where community-hospital contacts occurs, for the purpose of ensuring adequate nursing care through the stimulation, promotion and development of personnel on the job.
Purposes of Supervisory Nursing Rounds
- To ensure adequate nursing care and patient satisfaction.
- To provide administrative satisfaction to the hospitaVorganization.
- To stimulate, promote and develop personnel on the job.
- To utilize every opportunity possible for the development of good public relations.
Steps involved in planning a supervisory programme are:
i) Definition of a job to be done.
ii) Selectiop arid organization of supervisory activities.
iii) Anticipation of difficulties.
iv) Establishment of criteria for evaluation.
The supervisor works through workers. There are always three centers of force in a supervisory relationship- the supervisor, the workers and the clients.
The objective of any supervision is achieved through the coordinated efforts of all staffs, agency and community and also through the constructive use of scientific procedures for appraisal and planning of nursing services.