First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Casey CulkinFollow


Dr. Susan Goncalves

Participation Type


College and Major available

Nursing BSN


University Commons

Start Day/Time

4-20-2018 1:00 PM

End Day/Time

4-20-2018 3:00 PM


Apr 20th, 1:00 PM Apr 20th, 3:00 PM

SVMC Emergency Department Handoff Reinforcement Using SBAR

University Commons

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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