Given the complexity of modern health care, caregivers need to form interdisciplinary teams to seamlessly coordinate the care of each individual patient. Nearly all of us have experienced effective teamwork in our past when we participated in
or followed a team sport. This knowledge and experience can now be applied to patient care through Gatorounds, an interdisciplinary rounding system based on athletic principles. This approach shortens patient length of stay, reduces 30-day admissions, improves job satisfaction and saves time. Rounding at the
bedside also has the potential to improve patient education and satisfaction.
You too can apply your past athletic experiences to improve patient care and
experience a new joy at work.
Please visit the Gatorounds website for more information:
able to apply the fundamentals of teamwork in caring for patients
- Describe the 8 steps used to launch a team
able to form a patient care team that can continually improve
Click here for a map and directions to the hands-on session in the Communicore Building.