Implementation of Patient-Centered Bedside Rounds in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Sandeep Tripathi, Grace Arteaga, Gina Rohlik, Bradley Boynton, Kevin Graner, Yves Ouellette

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Implementation of effective family-centered rounds in an intensive care unit environment is fraught with challenges. We describe the application of PDSA (Plan, Do, Study, Act) cycles in a quality improvement project to improve the process of rounds and increase family participation and provider satisfaction. We conducted pre-/postintervention surveys and used 5 process measures for a total of 1296 daily patient rounds over 7 months. We were successful in conducting family-centered rounds for 90% of patients, with 40% family participation and a 64.6% satisfactory rating by pediatric intensive care unit providers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)160-166
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Nursing Care Quality
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015


  • Interdisciplinary communication
  • family-centered rounds
  • patient-centered care
  • quality improvement
  • rounds

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)


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