Twelve tips for conducting successful interprofessional teaching rounds

Stacey Kassutto, Nitin Seam, William G. Carlos, Diana Kelm, Viren Kaul, Nancy H. Stewart, Laura Hinkle

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Inpatient bedside teaching rounds provide an opportunity to foster effective interprofessional collaboration between members of the healthcare team. Although effective interprofessional practice has been shown to improve patient satisfaction, patient outcomes, and job satisfaction, there is limited literature for successful implementation of interprofessional teaching rounds. To address this gap, we have compiled 12 tips for conducting effective interprofessional bedside teaching rounds. These tips offer strategies for creating a structured rounding system, with clear delineation of expectations, defined opportunities for learning across disciplines, and active engagement of and respect for all team members. 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)24-29
Number of pages6
JournalMedical Teacher
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2 2020

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  • Education

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    Kassutto, S., Seam, N., Carlos, W. G., Kelm, D., Kaul, V., Stewart, N. H., & Hinkle, L. (2020). Twelve tips for conducting successful interprofessional teaching rounds. Medical Teacher, 42(1), 24-29.