Agenda Item Details
Day 3   Sunday Nov 10, 2019
10:00 - 11:30am
Presentation: Concurrent Session F04 – Interprofessional Teams

F04-a Implementing High Acuity Obstetrical Team Rounds: Strengthening Teams and Improving Care



To share our process for and learnings from developing, implementing, and evaluating a process that supports interdisciplinary collaboration for care of high acuity obstetrical patients.


Learning Objectives:

1. Following attending this presentation, audience members will be able to:

2. Summarize the process we used to implement and evaluate Team Rounds.

3. Relate our learnings about Team Rounds implementation, and evaluation to process development at their respective clinical sites.

4. Identify resources that can assist with the implementation of Team Rounds at their respective clinical sites.



Karen Pike, RN, BSN, PNC(C), Senior Practice Leader, BC Women's Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada


F04-b Transitions of Care in a Women’s and Newborn Health Program: A Nursing Strategy Project to Improve Patient Care



I-SHARED: Standardizing communication and changing the process of handover in a Women’s and Newborn Health Centre. Promoting professional accountability, collaboration, and patient involvement to narrow the gap for information loss at critical junctures in maternal and newborn care.


Learning Objectives:

Following this session, participants will:

1. Be able to identify the most common barriers to, and causes of communication breakdown at patient handover and transfer.

2. Recognize the key concepts and facilitators of effective handover.

3. Recognize the benefits of using a standardization tool and process change to formalize handover, promote professional accountability, and improve patient safety.



Sheila Mills, BScN, RN, IWK Health Centre, Halifax, NS, Canada



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