AHA white paper examines bedside care team of the future

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A new AHA white paper examines the role of bedside care teams in a changing health care system. “The changes confronting the health care system are so significant that many of the models that the health care system has relied on, such as the traditional bedside care team, may no longer be the best, or even a plausible, approach to care,” according to the paper, which summarizes the findings of an AHA-convened roundtable on the issue. Participants identified six principles that will characterize movements toward a reconfigured bedside care team during the next five years; foundational concepts that must be in place for this work to occur; cutting edge practices; and examples of hospitals that have innovative and engaged bedside care teams.

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