Nurse led SBAR based multidisciplinary rounding in the ICU

  • 2016

Nurse led SBAR based multidisciplinary rounding in the ICU

Author:
Hillary Day
Abstract:

Communication between nurse and physician is crucial to successful patient care. This communication has begun to deteriorate and there is a correlating rise in patient care errors. Currently, the physicians lead the rounds and nurses are simply there as support staff. This plan proposes that nurses be the central point of presenting the patient as they are the ones spending continuous time at the bedside. This gives the nurse a chance to voice her concerns, fosters a sense of equality in care for the patient between nurse and physician, and ensures that plans for the patient are adequately communicated among all care givers. All of these points serve to improve the communication between nurse and physician and, ultimately, to improve patient outcomes and decrease medical errors.