SBAR


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SBAR

(es′bar′)
situation-background-assessment-recommendation (a tool used by health care professionals when they communicate with each other about critical changes in a patient's status).
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The SBAR app reduces time and the use of less resources by eliminating manual notes for process-related tasks upon the admission of patients, which has caused many errors.
Mubaraka Ibrahim, the director of Health Information Systems Department, Mohap, shared that the SBAR app minimizes the risk of human error usually caused by manual operations and promotes the use of electronic and paperless documentation and processing.
The combined search terms of SBAR, communication, and patient safety were entered into PubMed, CINAHL Complete, and Cochrane Library databases to find peer-reviewed, English-language articles published 2012-2017 that evaluated the effect of SBAR use on patient safety and communication between healthcare providers.
Using SBAR to improve communication in interprofessional rehabilitation teams.
Using the SBAR communication technique to improve nurse-physician phone communication: A pilot study.
In the traditional SBAR framework, "S" represents the 'situation'.
The use of SBAR has been shown to increase the impact of telephone referrals between doctors, [7] and decreases the time taken for junior doctors to relay key facts in an emergency situation.
The SBAR provides a timely and pertinent communication narrative blending nursing and physician communication documentation techniques.
For instance, nurses may agree to universally utilize SBAR and only to call physicians for urgent (yellow) or emergent (red) issues after hours in return for which physicians agree that if a nurse requests the physician on call to come in to evaluate the patient after hours, this will be honored consistently and without rancor.
Using the SBAR format, the therapist provided enough "situation" and "background" physiology information when discussing with the resident.
All participants also agreed or strongly agreed that the training was effective for practicing handoffs using SBAR and believed the training's effectiveness was enhanced by the spontaneous nature of the scenario.
Trainees can use video to practice standard communication protocols such as SBAR or Hand-Offs.