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, Volume 65, Supplement 1, pp 1–4 | Cite as

Recommendations of the German Association of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine (DGAI) on structured patient handover in the perioperative setting

The SBAR concept
  • V. von Dossow
  • B. ZwisslerEmail author
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Abstract

Teamwork in the operating room and in the intensive care unit necessitates clear and precise communication; however, interruptions in communication frequently occur, especially in the perioperative phase. Patients are particularly susceptible to deficits in communication, e.g. due to higher stress peaks, simultaneous admission of several patients and concomitant treatment of emergency cases. The German Society of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine (DGAI) therefore recommends the implementation of the so-called SBAR concept (S situation, B background, A assessment, R recommendation) for standardization of patient handover. This concept was originally developed for high-risk areas and organizations with the aim of guaranteeing a rapid, effective and consistent transfer of information.

Keywords

Perioperative care Interdisciplinary communication Interprofessional relations Medical errors Patient safety 

Empfehlung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Anästhesiologie und Intensivmedizin zur strukturierten Patientenübergabe in der perioperativen Phase

SBAR-Konzept

Zusammenfassung

Teamarbeit im OP und auf der Intensivstation erfordert eine klare und konsistente Kommunikation. Gerade in der perioperativen Phase kommt es jedoch immer wieder zu Kommunikationsunterbrechungen. Patientenübergaben sind wegen hoher Belastungsspitzen, zeitgleichen Aufnahmen mehrerer Patienten, gleichzeitiger Behandlung von Notfällen etc. besonders anfällig für Kommunikationsdefizite. Die Deutsche Gesellschaft für Anästhesiologie und Intensivmedizin e. V. (DGAI) empfiehlt daher die Einführung des sog. SBAR-Konzept (S: „Situation“, B: „Background“, A: „Assessment“, R: „Recommendation“) zur Standardisierung der Patientenübergabe. Dieses Konzept wurde ursprünglich für Hochrisikobereiche bzw. Organisationen entwickelt mit dem Ziel, dort eine kurze, effektive und konsistente Übergabe von Informationen zu gewährleisten.

Schlüsselwörter

Perioperative Versorgung Interdisziplinäre Kommunikation Interprofessionelle Beziehungen Medizinische Fehler Patientensicherheit 

Notes

Compliance with ethical guidelines

Conflict of interest

V. von Dossow and B. Zwissler declare that they have no competing interests.

This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by the authors.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyUniversity of Munich (LMU)MunichGermany

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