Application of the SBAR-SAER technique by the nursing professional


patient safety
patient care

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Chacha Benitez, M. E., & Analuisa Jimenez, E. I. (2023). Application of the SBAR-SAER technique by the nursing professional. Minerva, 4(12), 21-28.


The present study analyzed the application of the SBAR-SAER technique by nursing professionals. This was a quantitative, descriptive, and cross-sectional investigation with a non-probabilistic sample. They were applied to 154 nursing professionals from a hospital in Ambato, Ecuador. The main results show that most nursing professionals know this method for transferring information between professionals in charge of the continuity of patient care. In addition, several factors were identified for using this tool, such as patient safety, effectiveness, and ease of communication. Finally, there is a high rate of SBAR-SAER application among the hospital's nursing professionals.


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