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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164849
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Huntsman Cancer Hospital SBAR Project
Author(s):
Wyckoff, Anastasia; Larsen, Karen; Gavura, Donna; Roberts, Leslie; Higginson, Diane; Alexander, Rachel
Author Details:
Anastasia Wyckoff, RN, OCN, Huntsman Cancer Hospital, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, email: sashawyckoff@earthlink.net; Karen Larsen, RN, BSN; Rachel Alexander, RN, OCN; Donna Gavura, RN, BSN, OCN; Leslie Roberts, RN; Diane Higginson, RN
Abstract:
Clinical/Evidence Based Practice: Huntsman Cancer Hospital experienced a significant event during a patient "hand-off" between an outpatient clinic and an inpatient unit. This event triggered a grassroots effort by oncology nurses in both areas to identify a better process for patient "handoff." A taskforce was formed to address the issues of communication during emergent patient admission. Following a literature review and in depth review of current practice, this group adapted and piloted the SBAR tool recommended in the literature. The purpose of the SBAR documentation tool is to communicate the patient's Situation, Background, Assessment, and Recommendations. Clear, pertinent, timely information is imperative for best outcomes for the vulnerable, neutrapenic patients served by the Huntsman Cancer Hospital. The SBAR was completed by outpatient nurses and faxed to the inpatient units before clinical report was called. The SBAR design supported the oncology nursing assessment framework and ensured that critical information was transmitted between nurses in the two areas. This also improved assessment of the patients in the clinics by nurses and physicians, and reduced the time taken to admit a patient to the inpatient unit. The group evaluated the outcome of this process change by using 40 SBARs collected over six months and measured the time it took from the decision to admit a patient to the arrival of the patient on the inpatient unit. A final survey was done with 10 nurses, representing outpatient clinics and the inpatient unit. A Likert scale was used to measure the change in level of communication and facilitation of transfer. An outcome evaluation revealed improved communication and increased face to face contact between nurses involved in the patient "hand-off." Anecdotal and survey evidence suggests increased nurse satisfaction with SBAR use and improved quality of clinical information . The project was considered a success and the SBAR tool and process will be adopted by the main University of Utah Hospital.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
34th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
San Antonio, Texas, USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleHuntsman Cancer Hospital SBAR Projecten_GB
dc.contributor.authorWyckoff, Anastasiaen_US
dc.contributor.authorLarsen, Karenen_US
dc.contributor.authorGavura, Donnaen_US
dc.contributor.authorRoberts, Leslieen_US
dc.contributor.authorHigginson, Dianeen_US
dc.contributor.authorAlexander, Rachelen_US
dc.author.detailsAnastasia Wyckoff, RN, OCN, Huntsman Cancer Hospital, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, email: sashawyckoff@earthlink.net; Karen Larsen, RN, BSN; Rachel Alexander, RN, OCN; Donna Gavura, RN, BSN, OCN; Leslie Roberts, RN; Diane Higginson, RNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164849-
dc.description.abstractClinical/Evidence Based Practice: Huntsman Cancer Hospital experienced a significant event during a patient "hand-off" between an outpatient clinic and an inpatient unit. This event triggered a grassroots effort by oncology nurses in both areas to identify a better process for patient "handoff." A taskforce was formed to address the issues of communication during emergent patient admission. Following a literature review and in depth review of current practice, this group adapted and piloted the SBAR tool recommended in the literature. The purpose of the SBAR documentation tool is to communicate the patient's Situation, Background, Assessment, and Recommendations. Clear, pertinent, timely information is imperative for best outcomes for the vulnerable, neutrapenic patients served by the Huntsman Cancer Hospital. The SBAR was completed by outpatient nurses and faxed to the inpatient units before clinical report was called. The SBAR design supported the oncology nursing assessment framework and ensured that critical information was transmitted between nurses in the two areas. This also improved assessment of the patients in the clinics by nurses and physicians, and reduced the time taken to admit a patient to the inpatient unit. The group evaluated the outcome of this process change by using 40 SBARs collected over six months and measured the time it took from the decision to admit a patient to the arrival of the patient on the inpatient unit. A final survey was done with 10 nurses, representing outpatient clinics and the inpatient unit. A Likert scale was used to measure the change in level of communication and facilitation of transfer. An outcome evaluation revealed improved communication and increased face to face contact between nurses involved in the patient "hand-off." Anecdotal and survey evidence suggests increased nurse satisfaction with SBAR use and improved quality of clinical information . The project was considered a success and the SBAR tool and process will be adopted by the main University of Utah Hospital.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:08:07Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:08:07Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.name34th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationSan Antonio, Texas, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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