Interprofessional Telerounds in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit: A Quality Improvement Project

Author(s): Emily Shawley, DNP, RN, CPEN, Kimberly Whiteman, DNP, RN, CCRN-K

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP B 1.00

Expires Oct 01, 2026

Topics: Family-Centered Care, Quality Improvement, TeleHealth

Population: Pediatric

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Family-centered rounds are standard practice in pediatrics. However, some parents of children in the pediatric intensive care unit cannot attend rounds. A 36-bed academic, tertiary care pediatric hospital implemented telerounds during the COVID-19 pandemic. After visiting restrictions were lifted, nurses were interested in continuing telerounds for families who could not attend daily rounds. The aim of this evidence-based quality improvement project was to develop a standardized, family-centered telerounding process that was feasible and satisfied parents, nurses, and physicians.


  • Identify the impact of tele-rounding on family-centered rounds.
  • Describe the implementation of tele-rounding on your own unit.
  • Identify the barriers to tele-rounding within your own unit.

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