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team•rounds

Team•rounds are an important part of Stanford Hospital & Clinics (SHC) commitment to outstanding patient care. Team•rounds are daily interdisciplinary meetings during which representatives from all disciplines of the care team gather to discuss treatment plans for the patients under their care.  The goal of team•rounds is to improve the patient experience from admission through discharge by:

As the primary coordinators of patients’ daily plans of care, nurse involvement is critical to the success of team•rounds.  Resource nurses facilitate or co-facilitate team•rounds meetings, update the team on pertinent nursing updates, document these interdisciplinary discussions in the patients’ charts, and, most importantly, discuss care plans with bedside nurses, patients, and patients’ families. 

Depending upon the patient’s needs, participants may include the following:

Key Discussion Points for team•rounds meetings:

Based on the agreed-upon care plans, bedside clinical nurses:

Patient Satisfaction Outcomes:

Since launching team•rounds, SHC has seen improvements in each Press Ganey question correlated to smooth discharges and interdisciplinary coordination, including:

Staff Anecdotes

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