TABLE 4

Family Recommendations for Whiteboard Use

Family Recommendation% Families Offering Recommendations (n = 22)
Update staff's names, roles, and contacts63.6
Maintain plan and goals for the day, week, and overall stay45.5
Increase whiteboard size, visibility, accessibility22.7
Include medical/treatment information (eg, medication schedule, physician visits, scheduled tests)22.7
Encourage parents to list names and contact information13.6
Encourage physician involvement in whiteboard use9.1
Share upcoming hospital events9.1
Other (eg, orient families to whiteboard at time of admission; update board regularly; include space for comments and questions)18.2