International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics

 

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'Evaluation of a standardized ward round in a prenatal inpatient setting'

 

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'One of the elements of inpatient care is the ward round. The ward round is where a team of health care workers move from one patient to another, making decisions about patient care. Christensen and colleagues from Australia have conducted a study comparing ward rounds. A standardized ward round (in which the roles and tasks of each team member are clearly defined) was compared with the conventional ward round (where the way the ward round goes is determined by health care worker preference). This paper highlights the benefits of the standardized ward round in a prenatal ward.

As we progress in evidence based medicine and structured clinical practice, it is important to ensure that everything is done in the most effective and efficient way throughout patient-health care worker interaction.'