IPEP Trainings | PERCS Rounds

PERCS Rounds

Conversations and interactions with patients, families, colleagues, and staff are often challenging and complex. Rounds are intended for clinical staff to share difficult or challenging experiences with each other in a supportive environment, and to learn practical and helpful tools for their every day practice. The rounds are guided by IPEP psycho-social and family faculty, nursing unit champions and leaders, as well as ethics experts. Nursing unit champions determine the topics each month that will be covered at the rounds. The pedagogy of rounds is based on IPEP's Program to Enhance Relational Communication Skills (PERCS). PERCS Rounds topics typically cover real-time issues surrounding moral resiliency, difficult conversations with patients and team members, ethical dilemmas, patient safety, patient-family experience, and self-care. At the end of each rounds, debriefing takes place for the group to suggest ideas for problem solving, learning to access appropriate resources, or to further explore of the topic through researched articles.

Participating Departments

Cardiovascular and Critical Care Program:

  • When: Every 3rdWednesday
  • Location: Rotating Units

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit:

  • When: Every 4thFriday
  • Location: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Who Should Attend?

Rounds sessions are only open to BCH Employees

  • Nurses
  • Physicians
  • Social workers
  • Psychologists
  • Clinical Ethicists
  • Chaplains
  • Child Life Specialists
  • Medical Interpreters
  • Administrative Support

Continuing Education

CNE and Social Work credits are available.


Unit Champions work alongside these listed IPEP Faculty to come up with a topic that will be the most meaningful to their unit.