Structured Interprofessional Bedside Rounds (SIBR) is a model of inpatient care organization in which multiple professions (e.g., nursing, medicine, and pharmacy) come together at the patient’s bedside and utilize a consistent format to arrive at a plan of care collaboratively. The SIBR resources below were developed through a collaboration with the UW Medical Center and patient advocates to promote practice transformation and team-based care. This work builds on team science principles and competencies to promote effective and efficient teamwork.

SIBR: An Introductory Onboarding Module

This brief informational training module was developed for new University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) advanced heart failure care team members. It explains what the Structured Interprofessional Bedside Rounds (SIBR) model is, provides the rationale and evidence that supports the use of SIBR, outlines how to conduct SIBR, and provides SIBR resources for care teams and patients.

Authors: Erin Abu-Rish Blakeney, PhD, RN; Nicole Summerside, MHA; and Laurel Barchet, BS, ADN
Audience: Individuals new to or interested in the SIBR Model
Module Length: 10 minutes

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UWMC Advanced Heart Failure Team Demonstrating Structured Interprofessional Bedside Rounds


SIBR Toolkit

The Structured Interprofessional Bedside Rounds (SIBR) Toolkit is a resource for those interested in learning more about this rounding model, including those considering implementing SIBR. The toolkit provides an overview of SIBR and step-by-step guidance to implement and sustain this rounding model. This toolkit is a living document and will continue to be updated.

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Want to learn more about SIBR?

Contact Erin Abu-Rish Blakeney ( or Brenda Zierler (



The authors of this toolkit would like to acknowledge the invaluable partnerships and collaborations with our clinical partners at the University of Washington Medical Center, the WWAMI Institute for Simulation in Healthcare (WISH), grant team members from the UW Schools of Nursing, Medicine, and Pharmacy, and the UW Center for Health Sciences Interprofessional Education, Research, and Practice.

This toolkit was supported by the National Center For Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number UL1 TR002319and 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 content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views, nor endorsements, of the National Institutes of Health, HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. government.

Funding for the initial SIBR implementation project was received from the Health Resources Services Administration (# UD7HP26909).