Interdisciplinary Bedside Rounds: How to Make Yours State of the Art

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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Compliance Key


This webinar will identify the key stakeholders needed for effective interdisciplinary bedside rounds. We will review the best practice rounding processes including scripting and time management. Following this, we will discuss how to hard wire your rounding process so that it remains timely and efficient. The roles of each team member will be included as well as how to involve the patient and family in the bedside rounding process. Also important is the documentation of rounds either during or after they occur, so suggestions for effective documentation as well as a template for documentation will be included. Finally, strategies for how to evaluate your rounding process through outcomes metrics will round out this jam-packed program.

Why should you attend this webinar?

Interdisciplinary care rounds are moving front and center as a key strategy for coordinating care, managing length of stay and improving patient and family satisfaction. It is also a component of the Joint Commission's Safety Standard #2. According to the Joint Commission, best practice for these rounds includes the full interdisciplinary care team with rounds conducted at the patient bedside. Case managers play a key role in these rounds as either leaders or participants in the process.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Outline the Joint Commission?s Patient Safety Goals.
  • Differentiate between rounds and other modalities such as huddles, change of shift and teaching rounds.
  • Discuss walking rounds versus other rounds formats.
  • Choose key members for the team of the walking round.
  • Understand the structural components of walking rounds.
  • Identify the roles of each member of the interdisciplinary care team.
  • Review a walking rounds check-list.
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