Improving Clinical Communication Using SBAR

Improving Clinical Communication Using SBAR

Author: 1000 Lives Plus Wales

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This guide explains how to introduce and use SBAR, a widespread and valuable communication tool. SBAR stands for Situation-Background-Assessment-Recommendation, and is a formula for effective, concise and clear communication.

Originating in the nuclear submarine service, SBAR has been successfully used in many healthcare teams and organisations.

This guide provides practical guidance and helpful case studies to show how SBAR can be used to improve communication and patient safety.

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