CommunicationStrategies and Healthcare Inter-professional Collaboration
CommunicationStrategies and Health Care Inter-professional Collaboration
Properclinical practice involves the accurate communication of criticalinformation making team collaboration essential. Therefore, it isessential for professional nurses to use different communicationstrategies to enhance health care inter-professional collaboration.These strategies include interventions processes like the SituationBackground Assessment Recommendation (SBAR), escalation processes,and implementation processes (Clochesy etal.,2015Bottomof Form
).The SBAR is regulated communication standardized format that briefsworkers and provides communication associated with a patient’sstatus change, non-emergent event needs, unit events, lab situations,and events within a healthcare team. It helps nurse bridge differentcommunication style variations ensuring that all health care teamprofessionals receive similar information. It also helps nurses toorganize useful data when contacting other team members along withoffering information presentation, proper evaluation, andrecommendations. The communication strategy facilitates anon-hierarchical framework making collaboration easier. Further,nurses can use an escalation process algorithm to offer communicationabout patient condition changes for situations that are non-code(Hood, Leddy & Pepper, 2006). The process is timely and veryeffective owing to its standardized nature. The use of this form ofcommunication strategy allows nurses to avoid ambiguities when makingdecisions regarding different patient situations. Lastly, the nursescan utilize implementation communication strategies. In agreementwith Clochesy etal.(2015Bottomof Form
),this strategy guides the teamwork and communication integration andeducation factors to fir into clinical practice. Nurse who carry outthis strategy involve every health care department, as well as, amultiple staff members because of communication’s interpersonalnature. It is important to note that communication is paramount toensure the proper treatment of a patient, making communicationstrategies necessary in health care.
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