Effectiveness of Protocol on Situation, Background, Assessment, Recommendation (SBAR) Technique of Communication among Nurses During Patients' Handoff in a Tertiary Care Hospital

Shalini, * and Castelino, Flavia and Latha, T (2015) Effectiveness of Protocol on Situation, Background, Assessment, Recommendation (SBAR) Technique of Communication among Nurses During Patients' Handoff in a Tertiary Care Hospital. International Journal of Nursing Education, 7 (1). pp. 123-127. ISSN 0974-9349

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Abstract

Objectives: To find the effectiveness of Situation, Background, Assessment, Recommendation (SBAR) protocol in terms of difference in knowledge and practice among control and experimental group. Design: An evaluative approach was used. The study was conducted in a tertiary care hospital and consisted of 72 staff nurses and 72 handoff events by same staff nurses with 36 in both experimental and control group. Data sources: The data was collected through demographic proforma, structured knowledge questionnaire and practice checklist on SBAR technique during patients' handoff. The data was analysed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results: The mean post test knowledge scores of the experimental group increased from 3.47 (SD= 1.63) to 7.72 (SD= 1.649) which was higher than the mean post test knowledge scores 3.81 (SD=1.283) of control group. The mean post-test practice scores of the experimental group increased from 2.64 (SD= 0.723) to 4.47 (SD= 0.81) which was apparently higher than the mean post test practice scoresn 3.23 (SD=0.808) of control group. Independent t test was computed in order to evaluate the effectiveness of protocol on SBAR technique of communication and the p value obtained was 0.001 (p<0.05) for both knowledge and practice. Conclusion: SBAR, Handoff, Protocol, Nurses, Patients, Knowledge, Practice.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: SBAR; Handoff; Protocol; Nurses; Patients; Knowledge; Practice.
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Manipal > Medical Surgical
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2015 04:38
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2015 04:38
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/142308

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