The Empowered Patient Coalition provides resources enabling patients to take control of their medical treatments.

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SBAR Communication Technique for Hospital Patients and Advocates

SBAR (Situation, Background, Assessment, Recommendation) is a standardized communication tool that was developed by Kaiser Permanente to help health care professionals share critical information with efficiency and accuracy. We have designed our own SBAR form for patients and advocates to use to relay clinical information to a health care professional. The form will help you organize your observations and questions to present vital information using a format that is familiar to professionals.

Find the Kaiser SBAR toolkit here (free registration required).

Free Download - Empowered Patient Coalition SBAR Form