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Journal Article

Successful implementation of standardized multidisciplinary bedside rounds, including daily goals, in a pediatric ICU.

Seigel J, Whalen L, Burgess E, et al. Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety. 2014;40:83-90.

This study describes how a pediatric intensive care unit applied a multidisciplinary approach to rounds. Staff underwent teamwork training prior to introducing daily goal sheets and standardized bedside rounds. These changes seemed to augment provider communication and decrease health care–associated infections, length of stay, and mortality.