Sbar Competency

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  • 1. 
    What information should be acquired prior to calling the physician?
    • A. 

      The most recent vital signs, I & O

    • B. 

      Pertinent lab results

    • C. 

      Assessments: Pain level, Level of consciousness, Meds for pain, Allergies

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    The nurse should prepare a potential list of responses or actions that might anticipate outcomes to issues discussed with the physician
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    When providing a brief history to the physician, the nurse should include:
    • A. 

      Any procedures/surgery and date performed

    • B. 

      Any significant/pertinent events in recent or past history

    • C. 

      Any co-morbidities or other factors that may relate to presenting symptoms

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is not a requirement when calling the physician?
    • A. 

      Identifying yourself and the hospital name you are calling from

    • B. 

      Department you are calling from

    • C. 

      Patient’s name and room number

    • D. 

      The hospital phone number

  • 5. 
    What does SBAR stand for?
    • A. 

      Situation, Background, Assessment Recommendation

    • B. 

      Status, Background, Ailments, Requests

    • C. 

      Scenario, Blood Type, Assessment, Room Number

  • 6. 
    Scenario #1 Mr. O is 63 years old. He was dizzy and light-headed at home and almost fell. His wife brought him by car to the ER. Mr. O was admitted to KP DMC with syncope. This is not his first time being admitted to the hospital. He has been treated in the past for congestive heart failure and acute myocardial infarction. He feels like he is pretty healthy as he only takes NSAIDs at home for chronic back pain. Mr. O got to KP DMC at 1600. His nurse Betsy, RN. Betsy, RN assessed him and found his blood pressure 138/84, pulse 76 and regular, and his respiratory rate 16. He is afebrile at 98.6. Mr. O’s labs were normal, but his IV infiltrated during transport. Betsy, RN started a new IV and put a warm compress on the old site. Betsy, RN reported off to Ben, RN at 1900. At 2130, the CNA found Ben, RN and told him that he had just helped get Mr. O off the bedpan. Mr. O had a large, black tarry stool and was complaining of not feeling well. Ben, RN asked him how he was feeling. Mr. O said he just didn’t feel well and could not get comfortable. He asked if he could have something for his belly, he states “it’s really hurting!”. Ben, RN assessed his abdomen and found that it was distended and Mr. O had diffuse abdominal pain. He rated his pain a 6 on a scale of 1-10.  For Scenario #1, which of the following statements is the best example of "situation"?
    • A. 

      This is Nurse Joe from 6 East. This is in regards to Mr. O in Room 6322. I am concerned about his distended abdomen and associated pain.

    • B. 

      Hi doctor, my patient here on 6 East says his stomach hurts really bad.

    • C. 

      Hello, Mr. O said his belly is "really hurting" . He got here sometime yesterday I think and I believe he's here for syncope.

    • D. 

      Hello, my patient's stomach is really distended and he says it hurts a lot.

  • 7. 
    Scenario #1 Mr. O is 63 years old. He was dizzy and light-headed at home and almost fell. His wife brought him by car to the ER. Mr. O was admitted to KP DMC with syncope. This is not his first time being admitted to the hospital. He has been treated in the past for congestive heart failure and acute myocardial infarction. He feels like he is pretty healthy as he only takes NSAIDs at home for chronic back pain. Mr. O got to KP DMC at 1600. His nurse Betsy, RN. Betsy, RN assessed him and found his blood pressure 138/84, pulse 76 and regular, and his respiratory rate 16. He is afebrile at 98.6. Mr. O’s labs were normal, but his IV infiltrated during transport. Betsy, RN started a new IV and put a warm compress on the old site. Betsy, RN reported off to Ben, RN at 1900. At 2130, the CNA found Ben, RN and told him that he had just helped get Mr. O off the bedpan. Mr. O had a large, black tarry stool and was complaining of not feeling well. Ben, RN asked him how he was feeling. Mr. O said he just didn’t feel well and could not get comfortable. He asked if he could have something for his belly, he states “it’s really hurting!”. Ben, RN assessed his abdomen and found that it was distended and Mr. O had diffuse abdominal pain. He rated his pain a 6 on a scale of 1-10.  For Scenario #1, which of the following statements is the best example of what's included in "background"?
    • A. 

      The patient has a history of CHF and MI. The patient also fell at home and was having black stool here at the hospital.

    • B. 

      The patient is in the hospital because of syncope. His abodmen is distended and he had large black tarry stool.

    • C. 

      He had a large black stool, his IV was infiltrated in the ED, and he fell at home.

    • D. 

      Mr. O has CHF and MI in the past, he also fell at home and his BP is 94/66

  • 8. 
    Scenario #1 Mr. O is 63 years old. He was dizzy and light-headed at home and almost fell. His wife brought him by car to the ER. Mr. O was admitted to KP DMC with syncope. This is not his first time being admitted to the hospital. He has been treated in the past for congestive heart failure and acute myocardial infarction. He feels like he is pretty healthy as he only takes NSAIDs at home for chronic back pain. Mr. O got to KP DMC at 1600. His nurse Betsy, RN. Betsy, RN assessed him and found his blood pressure 138/84, pulse 76 and regular, and his respiratory rate 16. He is afebrile at 98.6. Mr. O’s labs were normal, but his IV infiltrated during transport. Betsy, RN started a new IV and put a warm compress on the old site. Betsy, RN reported off to Ben, RN at 1900. At 2130, the CNA found Ben, RN and told him that he had just helped get Mr. O off the bedpan. Mr. O had a large, black tarry stool and was complaining of not feeling well. Ben, RN asked him how he was feeling. Mr. O said he just didn’t feel well and could not get comfortable. He asked if he could have something for his belly, he states “it’s really hurting!”. Ben, RN assessed his abdomen and found that it was distended and Mr. O had diffuse abdominal pain. He rated his pain a 6 on a scale of 1-10.  For Scenario #1, which of the following statements is the best example of what's included in "assessment"?
    • A. 

      My assessment of the situation is that the patient may have a GI bleed as a result of his use of NSAIDs for chronic back pain.

    • B. 

      The patient isn't feeling good so what should we do.

    • C. 

      This isn't the first time the patient has been in the hospital. He takes NSAIDS at home.

    • D. 

      I guess if you want to come see the patient to assess him you can.

  • 9. 
    Scenario #1 Mr. O is 63 years old. He was dizzy and light-headed at home and almost fell. His wife brought him by car to the ER. Mr. O was admitted to KP DMC with syncope. This is not his first time being admitted to the hospital. He has been treated in the past for congestive heart failure and acute myocardial infarction. He feels like he is pretty healthy as he only takes NSAIDs at home for chronic back pain. Mr. O got to KP DMC at 1600. His nurse Betsy, RN. Betsy, RN assessed him and found his blood pressure 138/84, pulse 76 and regular, and his respiratory rate 16. He is afebrile at 98.6. Mr. O’s labs were normal, but his IV infiltrated during transport. Betsy, RN started a new IV and put a warm compress on the old site. Betsy, RN reported off to Ben, RN at 1900. At 2130, the CNA found Ben, RN and told him that he had just helped get Mr. O off the bedpan. Mr. O had a large, black tarry stool and was complaining of not feeling well. Ben, RN asked him how he was feeling. Mr. O said he just didn’t feel well and could not get comfortable. He asked if he could have something for his belly, he states “it’s really hurting!”. Ben, RN assessed his abdomen and found that it was distended and Mr. O had diffuse abdominal pain. He rated his pain a 6 on a scale of 1-10.  For Scenario #1, which of the following statements is the best example of what's included in "recommendation"?
    • A. 

      I think we need to draw an H/H for the patient and keep the patient NPO.

    • B. 

      What should we do?

    • C. 

      What do you think is going on with the patient?

    • D. 

      I guess the patient is really sick, so what did you want me to do?