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SBAR Exercise

The SBAR is a powerful tool that is used to improve the effectiveness of communication between team members. SBAR is an acronym for Situation, Background, Assessment, Recommendation; a technique that can be used to facilitate prompt and appropriate communication. Here are the key components of the SBAR:

  • Situation: Clearly and briefly describe the current situation.
  • Background: Provide clear, relevant background information on the patient.
  • Assessment: State your professional conclusion, based on the situation and background.
  • Recommendation: Tell the person with whom you’re communicating what you need from him or her, in a clear and relevant way.

Resource 1: SBAR Exercise