Original Article 

A Nurse-Led Innovation in Education: Implementing a Collaborative Multidisciplinary Grand Rounds

Lisa Matamoros, DNP, RN-BC, CEN, CHSE, CPEN; Michelle Cook, MS, RN-BC, CHPPN

Abstract

Multidisciplinary grand rounds provides an opportunity to promote excellence in patient care through scholarly presentations and interdisciplinary collaboration with an innovative approach. In addition, multidisciplinary grand rounds serves to recognize expertise of staff, mentor and support professional development, and provide a collaborative environment across all clinical disciplines and support services. This article describes a process model developed by nurse educators for implementing a multidisciplinary grand rounds program. The components of the process model include topic submissions, coaching presenters, presentations, evaluations, and spreading the work. This model can be easily implemented at any organization.

J Contin Educ Nurs. 2017;48(8):353–357.

Authors

Dr. Matamoros and Ms. Cook are Advanced Education Specialists, Clinical Education and Research Department, Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg, Florida.

The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

Address correspondence to Michelle Cook, MS, RN-BC, CHPPN, Advanced Education Specialist, Clinical Education and Research Department, Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, 501 Sixth Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701; e-mail: michelle.cook@jhmi.edu.

Received: February 23, 2017
Accepted: April 06, 2017

10.3928/00220124-20170712-06

Multidisciplinary grand rounds provides an opportunity to promote excellence in patient care through scholarly presentations and interdisciplinary collaboration with an innovative approach. In addition, multidisciplinary grand rounds serves to recognize expertise of staff, mentor and support professional development, and provide a collaborative environment across all clinical disciplines and support services. This article describes a process model developed by nurse educators for implementing a multidisciplinary grand rounds program. The components of the process model include topic submissions, coaching presenters, presentations, evaluations, and spreading the work. This model can be easily implemented at any organization.

J Contin Educ Nurs. 2017;48(8):353–357.

Dr. Matamoros and Ms. Cook are Advanced Education Specialists, Clinical Education and Research Department, Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg, Florida.

The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

Address correspondence to Michelle Cook, MS, RN-BC, CHPPN, Advanced Education Specialist, Clinical Education and Research Department, Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, 501 Sixth Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701; e-mail: michelle.cook@jhmi.edu.

Received: February 23, 2017
Accepted: April 06, 2017
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