Engaging resident physicians in the design, implementation, and assessment of bedside interdisciplinary rounds

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J Interprof Care. 2023 Feb 22:1-7. doi: 10.1080/13561820.2023.2176471. Online ahead of print.


Bedside interdisciplinary rounds (IDR) improve teamwork, communication, and collaborative culture in inpatient settings. Implementation of bedside IDR in academic settings depends on engagement from resident physicians; however, little is known about their knowledge and preferences related to bedside IDR. The goal of this program was to identify medical resident perceptions about bedside IDR and to engage resident physicians in the design, implementation, and assessment of bedside IDR in an academic setting. This is a pre-post mixed methods survey assessing resident physicians' perceptions surrounding a stakeholder-informed bedside IDR quality improvement project. Resident physicians in the University of Colorado Internal Medicine Residency Program (n = 77 pre-implementation survey responses from 179 eligible participants - response rate 43%) were recruited via e-mail to participate in surveys assessing perceptions surrounding the inclusion of interprofessional team members, timing, and preferred structure of bedside IDR. A bedside IDR structure was created based on input from resident and attending physicians, patients, nurses, care coordinators, pharmacists, social workers, and rehabilitation specialists. This rounding structure was implemented on acute care wards in June 2019 at a large academic regional VA hospital in Aurora, CO. Resident physicians were surveyed post implementation (n = 58 post-implementation responses from 141 eligible participants - response rate 41%) about interprofessional input, timing, and satisfaction with bedside IDR. The pre-implementation survey revealed several important resident needs during bedside IDR. Post-implementation survey results revealed high overall satisfaction with bedside IDR among residents, improved perceived efficiency of rounds, preserved quality of education, and value added by interprofessional input. Results also suggested areas for future improvement including timeliness of rounds and enhanced systems-based teaching. This project successfully engaged residents as stakeholders in system-level interprofessional change by incorporating their values and preferences into a bedside IDR framework.

PMID:36814080 | DOI:10.1080/13561820.2023.2176471

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