1. Malec, Ann DNP, RN, ACNP, NEA-BC
  2. Mork, Anne MS, MHCDS, RN
  3. Hoffman, Robert MD
  4. Carlson, Elizabeth PhD, RN


Interdisciplinary bedside rounds serve as a key mechanism to coordinate patient-centered care. With a focus on optimizing rounds, an interdisciplinary team developed an enhanced, structured process, coined the care team visit. Key findings included improved nurse participation, increased staff collaboration, and decreased Foley catheter days. The process outlined can be used by health care professionals to improve the effectiveness of interdisciplinary bedside rounds.