Did you know that more than 60% of adverse events in the clinical setting have been attributed to poor communication? To help ensure patient safety, SBAR is utilized as a standardized communication format but it can be difficult to know how to use it effectively when you’re a new nurse or nursing student. 

I’m breaking down SBAR for you in this episode so you can finally have a clear understanding of how all the components fit together and use it with confidence.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why SBAR is utilized
  • What the different components of SBAR mean
  • Situations in which you would use SBAR
  • How to get the MD’s attention so they take your concerns seriously
  • Examples of SBAR communication
  • Pro tips for calling the MD
  • How to use SBAR for handoff report

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