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Authors

  1. Wentworth, Laura MS, RN, CNS
  2. Diggins, Jennifer RN, NES
  3. Bartel, David RN
  4. Johnson, Mark RN
  5. Hale, Jim IT
  6. Gaines, Kim MSN, RN

Abstract

Awareness for patient safety led a team to develop an electronic handoff communication tool for noncomplicated routine patients. The structure of SBAR (situation, background, assessment, and recommendation) was used when transferring patients to and from the progressive care unit and cardiac laboratories. The electronic SBAR gave staff a reliable and standard way to provide a patient handoff.