Thursday, June 12, 2008

SBAR: Situation-Background-Assessment-Recommendation

The SBAR (Situation-Background-Assessment-Recommendation) technique developed by Kaiser Permanente and Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) provides a framework for communication between members of the health care team about a patient's condition.

Guidelines for Communicating with Physicians Using the SBAR Process (PDF)

SBAR report to physician about a critical situation worksheet (PDF)

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