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Simulation training applying SBAR for the improvement of nursing undergraduate students’ interdisciplinary communication skills
Journal of the Korean Data & Information Science Society 2017;28:407-19
Published online March 31, 2017
© 2017 Korean Data & Information Science Society.

Yikyung Ha1 · Yoonju Lee2 · Yeon Hee Lee3

12College of Nursing, Pusan National University
3Department of Nursing, Dong-Eui University
Correspondence to: Yoonju Lee
Associated professor, College of Nursing, Pusan National University, Yangsan 50612, Korea. E-mail:
Received February 23, 2017; Revised March 23, 2017; Accepted March 24, 2017.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
In this paper, we aim to evaluate the effect of simulation training with a focus on the application of SBAR for the improvement of communication skills of nursing students with physician. The results of the analysis of 25 videos recorded pre/post-simulation were as follows: In terms of the SBAR score, “the most recently measured vital signs” in stage B increased significantly (Z = -2.448, p =.014); the frequency of step-by-step progress in SBAR did not advance to the SBA or SBAR stage in the pre-simulation stage, but increased to 48% post-simulation. The frequencies of SBAR evaluation items mentioned in the post-simulation were the following order: the name of the patient (96%), nurse’s name (80%), most recently measured oxygen saturation (76%), and main symptoms (60%). The results of the nurse’s judgment (A), request for additional prescription or request for the doctor’s direct patient visit (R) were not mentioned. Therefore, it is necessary to consider the application of SBAR in simulation training, which requires problem solving through cooperation with physicians, because it has a positive effect on education in nurse-physician communication.
Keywords : Interdisciplinary communication, nursing, simulation training, students.