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Journal Article

Situation, background, assessment, and recommendation–guided huddles improve communication and teamwork in the emergency department.

Martin HA, Ciurzynski SM. Journal of emergency nursing: JEN : official publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association. 2015;41:484-8.

In an effort to improve communication in an urban emergency department, nurse practitioners and registered nurses underwent a teamwork training intervention emphasizing joint patient evaluations by both the nurse practitioner and registered nurse simultaneously followed by a huddle using the SBAR communication method. The intervention was successfully used in more than 80% of patient encounters and improved teamwork and provider satisfaction.