Development of a checklist for documenting team and collaborative behaviors during multidisciplinary bedside rounds.

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Development of a checklist for documenting team and collaborative behaviors during multidisciplinary bedside rounds.

J Nurs Adm. 2013 May;43(5):280-5

Authors: Henneman EA, Kleppel R, Hinchey KT

Abstract
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to develop a reliable and valid checklist for documenting team and collaborative behaviors occurring during multidisciplinary bedside rounds.
BACKGROUND: Teamwork and collaboration are important for providing high-quality patient care, yet there are no objective means of evaluating the occurrence of team and collaborative behaviors during bedside rounds.
METHODS: A checklist was developed and tested on 3 general medical units. Items on the checklist were derived from the literature and our medical center's patient-family-centered values.
RESULTS: The final version of the checklist was determined to be reliable, valid, and easy to use in the clinical setting.
CONCLUSION: Clinicians, administrators, and investigators are encouraged to use and/or modify this checklist for use in their setting. Further research identifying instruments to objectively measure teamwork and collaboration is needed.

PMID: 23615370 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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