New Practice Transformation Toolkit

May 31, 2019

Our Structured Interprofessional Bedside Rounds (SIBR) Toolkit for practice transformation is now available!

We are excited to introduce our new practice transformation toolkit for Structured Interprofessional Bedside Rounds (SIBR). SIBR is a model used in inpatient care setting in which different professions (e.g. nursing, medicine, pharmacy, and social work) come together at the patient’s bedside and utilize a consistent format and structure to collaboratively arrive at a plan of care for each patient and their family members. The SIBR toolkit was developed as part of a HRSA funded Nurse Education, Practice, Quality, and Retention grant, “Interprofessional Collaborative Practice”.

The SIBR toolkit includes an executive summary (that provides an overview of SIBR) as well as step-by-step guidance on how to implement SIBR based on our recent experience of adapting and implementing SIBR at our institution. This toolkit has been developed as a resource for those interested in learning more about SIBR including those considering implementing this model at your institution. The SIBR toolkit is broken down into three main parts:

  1. SIBR Basics
  2. Implementing SIBR
  3. Sustaining SIBR

In addition, the toolkit also contains readily available resources that can be used if you are planning to implement SIBR or a similar model of rounding. The toolkit includes links to a variety of survey and evaluation tools, observation templates, project management templates, training agenda and slides, SIBR scripts and case examples, onboarding materials, and patient and family resources.

This toolkit is a living document and will be continued to be updated as our work progresses. We are continuing our work around SIBR and practice transformation through a UWMC SIBR steering committee that meets monthly to discuss SIBR best practices and problem shoot challenges different units are facing. To learn more about our practice transformation initiatives through CHSIE, please reach out to us at

This toolkit was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as a part of an award totaling $1,488,847 with 0% financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. government.