Produced by the Canadian Patient Safety Institute, this report includes a literature review on effective teamwork and communication in healthcare, a needs assessment of Canadian healthcare organisations, a review of teamwork and communication training programmes, and a consultation with national and international experts in teamwork and communication.
“SBAR”, an acronym that stands for Situation-Background-Assessment-Recommendation, is one of the most widely used communication tools in patient safety. It can be particularly helpful for structuring communication around patient handovers and in any situation where clear, concise communication is critical.
This guide explains how to introduce and use SBAR, a widespread and valuable communication tool. SBAR stands for Situation-Background-Assessment-Recommendation, and is a formula for effective, concise and clear communication.
Safety briefings help to establish patient safety as a regular topic of conversation and consideration within healthcare organisations. This toolkit provides guidance and training on how to introduce effective safety briefings into routine activities.