Years ago, I worked in a university hospital that did walking rounds, and it worked well for the staff at that time. Of course, things weren't as chaotic in nursing then as they are today, so that could account for how well it was received 'back in the day'.
I would fill the nurse in on the patient she was receiving from me outside the patient's room in a "quiet tone", so no one else heard our conversation. Then, we would both go into the patient's room where I would inform the patient that I was going home now, and introduce her/him to their new nurse for the next shift. The only thing we talked about at that time was anything the patient had on his/her mind prior to my leaving to ensure the transfer from one nurse to the other went without incident or any unresolved issues with the "offgoing nurse", etc. I would then check the IV fluid hanging, the heplock, the IV site, the dressing, wound, etc..... whatever was particular with each patient that the "oncoming nurse" needed be alert to. By doing this, it relieved the "oncoming nurse" from having to walk into a patient's room for the first time of her/his shift and being immediately confronted with an empty IV bag, an IV site gone bad, a dressing that needed changing before she could get started with her rounds good, pain meds being requested at the beginning of a shift, etc. I always wanted to take care of all those matters in "due time", so the "oncoming nurse" wouldn't be immediately slammed with having to run around and do things that could have been safely managed before my going home.
These are just a few reasons why I prefer walking rounds. It depends on how the rounds are done that make them well received or not.
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