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SBAR: A communication formula for patient safety - The Boston Globe

Posted Mar 03 2009 3:12pm
SBAR: A communication formula for patient safety - The Boston Globe: "In these times of staffing shortages and higher acuity patients, we are constantly forced to do more with less. Quite often, time is the resource we seem to need the most. Time management, setting priorities, and honing our organizational skills are all essential abilities that enable us to provide optimal care and promote positive patient outcomes. Yet we waste time and increase the chance of patient harm when our communication is disorganized and unclear. There is, though, an effective technique that can be used to clarify and streamline information exchanges. It's called SBAR, and it stands for Situation, Background, Assessment, and Recommendation."
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