Raising the Bar in Interdisciplinary Collaboration: The Use of SBAR Communication & Mock Emergency Drills in Labor & Delivery

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148460
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Raising the Bar in Interdisciplinary Collaboration: The Use of SBAR Communication & Mock Emergency Drills in Labor & Delivery
Abstract:
Raising the Bar in Interdisciplinary Collaboration: The Use of SBAR Communication & Mock Emergency Drills in Labor & Delivery
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Simpkins, Gunda K., MSN, RNC-OB, IBCLC
P.I. Institution Name:Virtua Health System
Title:Clinical Nurse Educator
Co-Authors:Lucia Kamm-Steigelman, RN, MSN, MBA, PhD
[Invited Poster or Paper Session] In recent reports released by the Joint Commission regarding infant and maternal deaths and injuries during delivery, communication issues were most often cited as the root cause.  Additionally, organizational culture was identified as a barrier to effective communication and teamwork. The purpose of this project was to improve interdisciplinary collaboration in Labor & Delivery through the use of the SBAR (Situation-Background-Assessment-Recommendation) method of reporting, which has been described as one that bridges the gap in the differing communication styles of nurses and physicians, and the interdisciplinary performance of emergency mock drills.  Surveys were administered to Labor & Delivery and Special Care Nursery staff nurses, OB/GYN physicians and midwives, anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists, and neonatologists and neonatal nurse practitioners to inventory existing attitudes about communication and collaboration between the disciplines caring for the intrapartum patient.  Education was completed on SBAR reporting and ultimately, mock emergency drills were conducted, incorporating the use of this format of reporting. The surveys were then readministered to measure any post-intervention change.  Also discussed are the project's many challenging and supportive aspects including differing OB/GYN and Anesthesia staffs at each of two divisions, competition for nurses' time with respect to education, and involvement in the New Jersey Perinatal Collaborative, with congruent initiatives, during the course of the project.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleRaising the Bar in Interdisciplinary Collaboration: The Use of SBAR Communication & Mock Emergency Drills in Labor & Deliveryen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148460-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Raising the Bar in Interdisciplinary Collaboration: The Use of SBAR Communication &amp; Mock Emergency Drills in Labor &amp; Delivery</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Simpkins, Gunda K., MSN, RNC-OB, IBCLC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Virtua Health System</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Clinical Nurse Educator</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">gsimpkins@virtua.org</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Lucia Kamm-Steigelman, RN, MSN, MBA, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Invited Poster or Paper Session] In recent reports released by the Joint Commission regarding infant and maternal deaths and injuries during delivery, communication issues were most often cited as the root cause.&nbsp; Additionally, organizational culture was identified as a barrier to effective communication and teamwork. The purpose of this project was to improve interdisciplinary collaboration in Labor &amp; Delivery through the use of the SBAR (Situation-Background-Assessment-Recommendation) method of reporting, which has been described as one that bridges the gap in the differing communication styles of nurses and physicians, and the interdisciplinary performance of emergency mock drills.&nbsp; Surveys were administered to Labor &amp; Delivery and Special Care Nursery staff nurses, OB/GYN physicians&nbsp;and&nbsp;midwives, anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists, and neonatologists and neonatal nurse practitioners to inventory existing attitudes about communication and collaboration between the disciplines caring for the intrapartum patient.&nbsp; Education was completed on SBAR reporting and ultimately, mock emergency drills were conducted, incorporating the use of this format of reporting.&nbsp;The surveys were then readministered to measure any post-intervention change.&nbsp; Also discussed are the project's many&nbsp;challenging and supportive&nbsp;aspects including differing OB/GYN and Anesthesia staffs at each of two divisions, competition for nurses' time with respect to education, and involvement in the New Jersey Perinatal Collaborative,&nbsp;with congruent initiatives, during the course of the project.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:45:28Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:45:28Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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