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Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development
Year : 2019, Volume : 10, Issue : 9
First page : ( 1280) Last page : ( 1285)
Print ISSN : 0976-0245. Online ISSN : 0976-5506.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-5506.2019.02755.4

The Influence of Training Handover based SBAR communication for improving Patients Safety

Simamora Roymond H.1,*, Fathi Achmad1

1Faculty of Nurses, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Jl. Prof. T Ma'as No.3, Medan. Sumatera Utara, Indonesia

*Corresponding Author: Roymond H. Simamora, Faculty of Nurses, Universitas Sumatera Utara., Jl. Prof. T Ma'as No.3, Medan, Sumatera Utara, Indonesia, Email: roymond_oy@yahoo.com

Online published on 13 November, 2019.



Nurses in patient safety have promoted the use of standard communication at the time of handoff as a means to reduce margins for errors during the transfer of important information. One way to standardization is to use the effectiveness of SBAR communication. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of training on the implementation of nursing hand over based on SBAR communication.


Used quasi-experimental, with intervention and control groups. The Statistical test used Wilcoxon and Mann Whitney test. Result: z value is-2.093 and p> 0.05. This shows that there is an effect of training on the leadership of the standard implementation of the head of the room on the commitment of nurses in implementing SBAR Communication Based Handover nursing.


There is a difference in the level of commitment of nurses in implementing nursing hand over based on SBAR communication in the control group. intervention group in terms of implementing SBAR communication-based Nursing Hand Over.


This study shows the value of utilizing educational programs for nursing in handoff communication settings. Such standard training programs must be considered to train nurses to communicate effectively at handoff.



Nurses Commitment, Nursing Hand Over, Patient Safety, SBAR Communication.


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