Structured, Nurse-Designed Communication is Better
Acute care today is complex. But quality in complex systems is never the default. It must be designed. The best tools simplify what’s complex, without losing detail.
Structure by itself is not enough. The SBAR or “handover” screen in an EMR has a structure, but it’s far from an ideal tool. Nurses are practical, we only want stuff that works. That’s why any tool deployed across a hospital needs a pedigree- years of thoughtful iteration, tested and refined by thousands of nurses across hundreds of units.