SBAR Training Scenarios and Competency Assessment – (Situation-Background-Assessment-Recommendation)
Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) – US
Information from the Bronson Healthcare Group, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
These SBAR training scenarios, which reflect a range of clinical conditions and patient circumstances, are used in conjunction with other SBAR training materials to assess front-line staff competency in using the SBAR technique for communication.
Assessing the competency of front-line staff to use the SBAR technique is an important step in ensuring standardized communications in critical situations. Front-line staff are provided with one or more of the scenarios and asked to respond to the scenario with SBAR-based communication. The SBAR communications are assessed against the expected response and trained staff receive feedback of successful completion or suggested rehearsal resources and asked to repeat the exercise until competency is demonstrated.