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Redesigning rounds in the ICU: standardizing key elements improves interdisciplinary communication.

O'Brien A, O'Reilly K, Dechen T, et al. Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety. 2018;44:590-598.

The authors describe the development and implementation of a toolkit for standardizing rounds across seven ICUs at a single academic medical center. Consistent with prior research, they found that this structured approach led to overall improved communication and better engagement of nurses on rounds.