SBAR Communication . Faculty Disclosure Statement. The speaker is not an employee of Ohio KePRO and is being compensated for her presentation. Objectives. Describe the meaning of SBAR Discuss why SBAR is needed Describe the SBAR process. SBAR. S ituation B ackground A ssessment
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Aviation – United Airlines
We have a serious problem. Stop and listen to me!
C = I am Concerned (with my patient’s condition)
U = I am Uncomfortable (with my patient’s condition)
S = The Safety (of the patient) is at risk
Have all the patient’s information available before you contact the physician.
Medical record number
A physical assessment has been conducted
Have I seen and assessed the patient myself before calling?
Review the chart for appropriate physician to call.
(S) Situation: What is the situation you are calling about?
Identify self, agency, and patient name
What is going on with the patient that is a cause for concern. A concise statement of the problem
(B) Background:What is the clinical background information that is pertinent to the situation?
Admitting diagnosis and date of admission
List of current medications, allergies, IV fluids, etc.
Most recent vital signs
Lab results: provide the date and time test was done and results of previous tests for comparison
Recent clinical findings
Advance Directive/code status
(A) Assessment: Share the results of your clinical assessment
What are the clinician’s findings?
What is the analysis and consideration of options?
Is this problem severe or life threatening?
(R) Recommendation: What do you want to happen and by when?
What action/recommendation is needed to correct the problem?
What solution can you offer the physician?
What do you need from the physician to improve the patient’s condition?
In what time frame do you expect this action to take place?
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Publication No. 8002-OH-073-4/2007. This material was prepared by Ohio KePRO, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Ohio, under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services. The contents presented do not necessarily reflect CMS policy.