ISBAR - Identify, Situation, Background, Assessment and Recommendation
ISBAR (Identify, Situation, Background, Assessment and Recommendation) is a mnemonic created to improve safety in the transfer of critical information. It originates from SBAR, the most frequently used mnemonic in health and other
SA Health is using ISBAR as a tool to aid the safe transfer of patient information in
The patient’s concerns or input into the clinical handover process should be considered in the adaptation of how ISBAR is to be used. An example of how an obstetric unit has created a minimum dataset of information for clinical handover using ISBAR can be found on the ISBAR fact sheet (PDF 93KB).
The ISBAR lanyard card (PDF 66KB) has been designed as a prompt for staff to remember what type of information should be communicated using ISBAR. Organisations within or external to health are invited to use this tool to assist in the practice of using ISBAR for clinical handover.
Telephone sticker, poster and telephone pad
Click on the images below for a downloadable copy.
How to order resources
Details on how to purchase all of the ISBAR resources are available on the ordering of clinical handover resources form (PDF 377KB).
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