Project Information

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Multidisciplinary Rounds through a Patient-Centered Interprofessional and Collaborative Approach

Project Description: The primary aim of this project is to introduce multidisciplinary rounds in clinical setting to limit adverse events, improve patient outcomes, and increase patient and employee satisfaction. Within healthcare settings, delivering the best medical care is attributed to the coordination of care. Multidisciplinary rounds aim to maximize patient safety, decrease the length of stay, and increase the quality of outcomes. The enhanced teamwork multidisciplinary rounds provide will increase communication between the different levels of healthcare workers. To evaluate the effectiveness of multidisciplinary rounds, a series of the Institute for Healthcare Improvements methodology of the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycles will be utilized. This prospective project is designed to engage patients and their caregivers in their health by facilitating discussions with their healthcare providers. In beginning the PDSA cycles, signage will be laminated in order to notify patients when their care team will be rounding their unit. Once the initial PDSA cycle has been successfully implemented, services will be expanded to different service lines in order to assist more patients and team members.

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Collaborators: (NyasiaJenkins(; (MeredithWicklund(; (JanelleAlongi(; (CrystalAlmond(

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UF Health Big Aims: Reduce Variation None

MeSH Keywords: Job Satisfaction, Patient Satisfaction, Coordination Complexes, Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Patient Experience