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Patient Service-Nursing / Patient Rounds / Structured Method of Sharing Information / BESt 060

Applicability issues

An organizational barrier could be that each unit has unique methods of work flow. Introducing a new way to convey information from rounds to parents may meet resistance on units if this process does not fit in within their culture. How to distribute and how to sustain this information are other potential barriers. Positive outcomes may be measured if unit parent surveys reflect improve satisfaction of parents based on information sharing from rounds. No significant financial cost would be associated with modifying the rounds process.

Copies of this Best Evidence Statement (BESt) are available online and may be distributed by any organization for the global purpose of improving child health outcomes. Website address: http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/svc/alpha/h/health-policy/ev-based/default.htm Examples of approved uses of the BESt include the following:

  • copies may be provided to anyone involved in the organization’s process for developing and implementing evidence based care;

  • hyperlinks to the CCHMC website may be placed on the organization’s website;

  • the BESt may be adopted or adapted for use within the organization, provided that CCHMC receives appropriate attribution on all written or

electronic documents; and

  • copies may be provided to patients and the clinicians who manage their care.

Notification of CCHMC at HPCEInfo@cchmc.org for any BESt adopted, adapted, implemented or hyperlinked by the organization is appreciated.

For more information about CCHMC Best Evidence Statements and the development process, contact the Center for Professional Excellence/Research and Evidence-based Practice office at CPE-EBP-Group@chmcc.org .


This Best Evidence Statement addresses only key points of care for the target population; it is not intended to be a comprehensive practice guideline. These recommendations result from review of literature and practices current at the time of their formulation. This Best Evidence Statement does not preclude using care modalities proven efficacious in studies published subsequent to the current revision of this document. This document is not intended to impose standards of care preventing selective variances from the recommendations to meet the specific and unique requirements of individual patients. Adherence to this Statement is voluntary. The clinician in light of the individual circumstances presented by the patient must make the ultimate judgment regarding the priority of any specific procedure.

Reviewed by Clinical Effectiveness

Copyright © 2009 Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center; all rights reserved.

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