Sally MItchell, EdD, MMSc
Previously from Emory University School of Medicine where she served on the Interprofessional Team Training Day working group. She is now the Director of Educational Quality and Research and the Statewide Assistant Clerkship Director at the Indiana University School of Medicine.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Situation, Background, Assessment, Recommendation (SBAR) Education for Healthcare Students: Assessment of a Training Program
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…
Situation, Background, Assessment, Recommendation (SBAR): Development of a Scoring Rubric for Assessment of Healthcare Students
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…