First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Casey CulkinFollow

Participation Type

Poster

Mentor/s

Dr. Susan Goncalves

Location

University Commons

Start Day/Time

4-20-2018 1:00 PM

End Day/Time

4-20-2018 3:00 PM

Abstract

Communication is a key component to successful patient outcomes in the hospital. The Institute for Healthcare Improvement to help streamline communication between healthcare professionals developed a widely used communication tool, known as SBAR. SBAR stands for Situation, Background, Assessment, and Recommendation and is used to give a concise picture of a patient. This project is implemented for St. Vincent’s Medical Center Emergency Department to reinforce the use of SBAR, a tool in which the hospital is already committed to. The hope is that by reinforcing teaching and reminding nurses of the importance of effective communication, patient safety and satisfaction will remain a top priority. Prompt and effective communication can make a big difference in the overall outcome for a patient, so by strengthening the use of the dedicated communication tool the goal is to minimize errors and keep the patient safe.

College

College of Nursing

College and Major available

Nursing BSN

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Comments

Casey Culkin is a student in the Thomas More Honors Program.

Winner of the 2018 Academic Festival award for Most Meaningful.

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SVMC Emergency Department Handoff Reinforcement Using SBAR

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Communication is a key component to successful patient outcomes in the hospital. The Institute for Healthcare Improvement to help streamline communication between healthcare professionals developed a widely used communication tool, known as SBAR. SBAR stands for Situation, Background, Assessment, and Recommendation and is used to give a concise picture of a patient. This project is implemented for St. Vincent’s Medical Center Emergency Department to reinforce the use of SBAR, a tool in which the hospital is already committed to. The hope is that by reinforcing teaching and reminding nurses of the importance of effective communication, patient safety and satisfaction will remain a top priority. Prompt and effective communication can make a big difference in the overall outcome for a patient, so by strengthening the use of the dedicated communication tool the goal is to minimize errors and keep the patient safe.

 

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