Lightning Learning: SBAR

Lightning Learning: SBAR

“SBAR: Situation, Background, Assessment, Recommendation”
— advice is based on local guidelines & procedures

What?

 

Situation: (WWW.Y)

  • Who you are

  • Where you are calling from

  • Who you are speaking about

  • WhY you are calling

Background:

  • Age, Gender, PC, PMH

Assessment:

  • Diagnosis/ Problem List

  • Interventions

Recommendation:

  • Review, Admit, Discharge?

  • Don’t forget the time frame

  • Outstanding issues

 

Why?

Handover or transfer of care is a vulnerable time where errors can happen. Using a standardised approach/tool can help to limit this.

SBAR is the tool that has been adopted in our trust.

The use of such tools is increasingly prevalent in healthcare and has been adapted from their original use in the military and the aviation industry.

Their use keeps our patients SAFE!

Further Reading

Lateral Thinking

Lateral Thinking

PEST Case 5: Patient Experience

PEST Case 5: Patient Experience