The SBAR model for communication between health care professionals: a clinical intervention pilot study.
2015 (English)In: International Journal of Caring Sciences, ISSN 1791-5201, E-ISSN 1792-037X, Vol. 8, no 3, 530-535 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Background: SBAR has been suggested as a means to avoid unclear communication between health care professionals and in turn enhance patient safety in the healthcare sector.
Aim: to evaluate hospital-based health care professionals experiences from using the Situation, Background, Assessment and Recommendation (SBAR) communication model.
Methodology: A quantitative, descriptive, comparative pre- and post-intervention questionnaire-based pilot study before and after the implementation of SBAR at surgical hospitals wards. Open comments to questionnaire items were analyzed qualitatively.
Results: The introduction of SBAR increased the experience of having a well-functioning structure for oral communication among health care professionals regarding patients’ conditions. Qualitative findings revealed the categories: Use of SBAR as a structure, Reporting time, Patient safety, and Personal aspects.
Conclusions: SBAR is perceived as effective to get a structure of the content in patient reports, which may facilitate patient safety.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 8, no 3, 530-535 p.
SBAR, communication, health care professionals, patient safety
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-15019OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hkr-15019DiVA: diva2:871551