AHA white paper examines the bedside care team of the future

The American Hospital Association's new white paper looks at how the bedside care team role will transform as healthcare systems change. Among its conclusions: Hospitals must ensure current and future clinicians receive education and training on the importance of inter-professional teamwork; meet with stakeholders to discuss reducing the number and types of team members at the bedside and simplify processes; analyze how to best use technology; consider patient/family needs; and focus on the role of the acute care hospital as an entry, midpoint or endpoint to the clinical experience. White paper (.pdf)