SBAR and Patient Safety


Expiration Date: 3/31/20

If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization. 

If you are purchasing this course the cost is $25.00 payable through PayPal when you enroll. 

Course Description: This course will provide information about SBAR (Situation, Background, Assessment, Recommendation) a standardized tool that healthcare professionals use for hand-off communication to meet JCAHO’s National Patient Safety Goal.

Instructor:  Jeff Sinkele B.A., M.A., CPLP

Target Audience: Licensed Nurses

Learning Objectives: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe all four steps of the SBAR process.
  • Identify the challenges of healthcare communication.
  • Recall possible root causes of miscommunication in healthcare.
  • Discuss reasons for intentionally improving healthcare communication.
  • Recognize the use of each of the four steps in the SBAR model.

Length of Course:  60 minutes

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses:  Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive 1.0 contact hour.

Others: This educational offering provides 0.1 CEUs (1.0 clock hours) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement:
Upstate AHEC's conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.

The speaker(s) has/have signed a vested interest form declaring  no conflict of interest in educational activities.

Provisions of this educational activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.

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