Presentation on theme: "Vishal Vyas Foundation Year 1 Doctor Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust Academic Foundation Year 1 Representative for London Deanery."— Presentation transcript:
Vishal Vyas Foundation Year 1 Doctor Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust Academic Foundation Year 1 Representative for London Deanery
Background Methods Results Conclusions Limitations Literature Acknowledgements
Inter-professional telephone communication during on- call shifts felt to be of a highly variable quality. For a significant proportion of received telephone calls, FY1 doctors felt they had an inadequate handover. Poor written/verbal communication – one of the most common sources of serious error. No data available to quantify/validate the quality of communication at Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust. SBAR is the official handover tool used by the Trust.
Structured method of communication between health professionals. Simple and effective; well-established in military, aviation and acute medical settings. Ensures critical information that required urgent attention/action communicated. Effective escalation and improved safety. 4 steps: Situation, Background, Assessment, Recommendation.
Reduces barriers to communication between different health care professionals/ levels of staff. Takes the uncertainty out of communication through a shared mental model. Easy to remember
Nurse-doctor, doctor-doctor, between other allied health professionals etc. Change of shift e.g. handover meeting Escalating a concern Telephone handover/referral Urgent or non-urgent Inpatient or outpatient
Prospectively designed data collection sheet, trained FY1 doctors asked to rate calls received by healthcare professionals. Communication across Trust and across medical/ surgical wards. Data collected on the caller e.g. doctor/nurse, grade, location of caller. FY1 doctors rated the quality of calls: Likert scale of 1-10 how useful were the calls in helping them to prioritize tasks
Health Professional Number of calls Doctor34 Nurse31 Total65 Doctor Grade Number of calls FY112 SHO13 SpR8 Consultant1 Total34 Nurse Grade Number of calls Staff Nurse 25 Sister/Ch arge Nurse 5 Senior Sister/Sen ior Charge Nurse 1 Total31
Majority of calls used SBAR (72%) with the overall communication being rated at 8/10. Overall, calls using SBAR were rated as significantly better than those did not use SBAR (median 9 vs. 4, p=<0.0001) Calls using SBAR consistently significantly better across doctors and nurses and throughout the various grades. A sizeable proportion of staff nurses did not use SBAR (44%) with the median rating of communication significantly lower (4) compared to when SBAR (7) was used (p=<0.0001).
Small sample size (n=65 telephone calls) Only FY1 on-call observers to receive calls Single Trust sample – difficult to extrapolate data to other trusts Lack of data on quality of care/patient outcomes Need for formal education programme
SBAR improved nurse-doctor communication leading to better documentation and fewer unexpected deaths 1 SBAR improved call impact in telephone from junior doctors and reduced the time taken to present the referral 2 1 De Meester K, Verspuy M, Monsieurs KG, Van Bogaert P. SBAR improves nurse-physician communication and reduces unexpected death: A pre and post intervention study. Resuscitation 2013 March 26. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.resuscitation.2013.03.016 2 Cunningham NJ, Weiland TJ, van Dijk L, Paddle P, Shilkofski N, Cunningham NY. Telephone referrals by junior doctors: a randomised controlled trial assessing the impact of SBAR in a simulated setting. Postgrad Med J Nov;88!0145):619-26
All staff at Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust particularly FY1 colleagues for their assistance in kindly rating calls and collecting data Dr James Dooley