Hugh Stoddard, M. Ed., PhD
Emory University School of Medicine

Hugh A. Stoddard, M.Ed., Ph.D., Assistant Dean for Medical Education Research at Emory University School of Medicine and Professor of Medicine. Dr. Stoddard’s primary research interests include: organization of educational programs and educational quality improvement, assessment of medical student performance, increasing the number of medical students from underrepresented groups, and implementation of educational technology.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
To combat medical error and improve communication, training programs have begun to implement curricula that encompass all members of the care team. Communication failures are a major factor in medical errors. Structured communication tools such as the situational briefing tool, “Situation, Background, Assessment, Recommendation” (SBAR) has been suggested as a model to structure clinical communication. Effective training of health professions students is important as these students transition into clinical practice. We plan on describing a SBAR training program and assessment of this program…
Communication failures have been estimated to be a major factor in many healthcare errors. During the transfer of information between providers, inadequate communication of vital information can occur. Standardized communication is one means of improving safety during this transfer of information. One commonly used tool is the situational briefing tool, “Situation, Background, Assessment, Recommendation” (SBAR). The purpose of this study was to design and develop a reliable, defensible instrument to assess SBAR skills among our health profession students. The initial draft of the rubric…