JUNE 10-14, 2019   •  Las Vegas, NV
Navigating the Full Spectrum of Case Management • Mirage Convention Center

PP104 – Spreading the Word about the Work: Documentation of Multidisciplinary Rounds

PP104 – Spreading the Word about the Work: Documentation of Multidisciplinary Rounds

Communication between healthcare team members drives the flow of vital information regarding patient care. Partially due to the predominant use of the electronic medical record, communication can sometimes be fragmented (Rimmerman, 2013).  Multidisciplinary rounds aim to increase the flow of communication between providers as well as incorporate patient input and goals into the daily plan of care.  In an acute care setting patient care involves a collective teamwork and management of care between all healthcare stakeholders, including the patient (Gonzalo, Himes, Shifflet, Lehman, McGillen, 2016).   Without documentation, Multidisciplinary discussions during rounds simply would cease to exist for team members that were unable to attend rounds.  This presentation depicts the formulation and use of a documentation template that is user friendly and time efficient; communicating the outcome of multidisciplinary rounds by sharing vital information with all members of the healthcare team. 

This presentation will address the process of determining what information must be addressed for multiple disciplines (including the patient/family) to facilitate a successful collaborative care team. The development and testing of a documentation template will be explored. Lessons learned will be discussed. An increase in patient and staff satisfaction is expected, along with a decrease in avoidable delays in the acute care plan


Gonzolo, J., Himes, J., Shifflet, V., Lehman, E., McGillen, B. (2016). Interprofessional collaborative care characteristics and the occurrence of bedside interprofessional rounds: A cross-sectional analysis. BMC Health Services Research, 16(459). doi: 10.1186/s12913-016-1714-x

Rimmerman, C. (2013). Establishing patient-centered physician and nurse bedside rounding. American College of Physician Executives, 39(3), 22-25.


1. Identify and discuss system barriers and facilitators of effective team communication, along with strategies to improve team functioning

2. Explore the case manager role, providing leadership in utilization and documentation of Multidisciplinary Rounds to maintain effective care coordination and advocacy, promoting patient safety and quality care

3. Discuss how participation and documentation of multidisciplinary rounds is best practice that will improve patient outcomes, impacting the individual’s health as well as the health of a population