Twelve Tips for Conducting Successful Interprofessional Teaching Rounds

Medical Teacher (02/01/19) Kassutto, Stacey; Seam, Nitin; Carlos, William G.; et al.

Researchers present 12 tips for performing effective inpatient interprofessional bedside teaching rounds. These rounds provide an opportunity to cultivate effective interprofessional collaboration between members of the healthcare team, yet there is little literature for their successful implementation. The tips provided offer approaches for establishing a structured rounding system, with opportunities for learning across disciplines, active engagement of team members, and a clear explanation of expectations. "By adopting and promoting this model of interprofessional collaborative practice, the quality and effectiveness of bedside teaching rounds can be improved for the benefit of patients, trainees, and the team as a whole," the study authors conclude.

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