Our DIY Guide Can Help You Get Started

3 Steps to Complete Our Program in Under 60 Days

  • Prepare and get everything ready
  • Launch
  • Achieve and sustain excellence

We provide all the support needed, and up to 12 units at a hospital can launch together.

Can my units do it ourselves?

Yes. To succeed with a homegrown approach, you’ll typically need 3-6 months and a few dedicated staff.

“We rolled out hospital-wide almost overnight. We were able to embed the same process for change of shift in every unit. We were able to free our nurses to focus on care, not information gathering.”
— CNO at a 600-bed US hospital

Online Learning


Provides short online learning videos and modules to accelerate and streamline training.

Brief “what to do and why” videos and quiz; streamlines and standardizes introductory learning to level-set all staff to core concepts; concise, high quality, on-demand, fully tracked

Skills Verification


Provides units with the ability to do electronic skills verification, allowing unit leaders to offer private, objective feedback. We created a web-app for any assessor to conduct a real-time, impartial skills assessment, to offer private, objective feedback on high-performance behaviors and verify SIBR certification.

Tracking & Reporting


Gives units and executives the ability to track SIBR data every day and provides regular activity reports and performance analytics to track progress toward, and to sustain, Nurses First and SIBR. Charts and reports are provided to track performance of each individual and unit, so leaders can quickly gauge progress and take action.

STEP ONE: Online Training Modules

The 1Unit Platform streamlines and standardizes the introductory portion of Nurses First and SIBR training (which is followed by onsite, in-service education).

It takes just 20 minutes per person to learn the basic “what” and “why” of either Nurses First or SIBR.

These videos are crucial for initial rollout – to level-set all staff on a unit to the core concepts – as well as for sustainability: equipping new staff later with on-demand, just-in-time learning.

This online training is an efficient way to conduct introductory education – concise, high quality, on-demand, fully tracked, every time – which in turn reduces the duration and improves the outcomes of in-service/classroom training.

The learning management functionality makes it easy to track progress of each participating individual and unit.


STEP TWO: Electronic Skills Assessments

The 1Unit Platform enables electronic skills assessment and verification of Bedside Handover competence and SIBR certification.

We began developing this software in 2013 when we saw a need for standardized, impartial skills assessments. Our healthcare and software engineers have been refining this tool for 6 years and through dozens of implementations. Each assessment is captured, date- and time-stamped, and available for review by unit and hospital leaders.

Electronic skills assessments are an effective way to deliver private, objective, real-time, specific feedback based on observed performance relative to a set of high-performance behaviors. They are ideal for revealing blind spots and improving performance right away.

When an individual earns three passing scores, the 1Unit Software Platform marks them as ‘SIBR Certified’ or ‘Competency Verified for Bedside Handover’ (as the case may be).

The individual is then eligible to receive and wear an N1 badge or SIBR pin.

STEP THREE: Progress Reports for Full Transparency

The 1Unit Platform enables managers and executives to track performance of each individual and unit through leadership dashboards and analytics.

All electronic learning and assessment data are captured. But data by itself is never enough. That’s why, in addition to the analytics built into the platform, we also provide regular progress reports to the project officer and their designees with specific actionable insights.

The visuals and layout of these reports are thoughtfully designed so managers and executives can quickly gauge progress, discern patterns, and take action.

Note: The platform records no patient data, is cloud-based, requires no deep customization, and is licensed for unlimited users for participating units at each partner hospital. It thus requires almost no attention from your IT department and is far easier and cheaper to adopt than most healthcare IT offerings.

1Unit SIBR Training reports
1Unit SIBR rounds performance monitoring by nurses

Data Collection

We’ll teach charge nurses to:

-Help staff predict when SIBR will happen for their patients

-Help SIBR move smoothly from one patient to the next

-Capture daily data within the 1Unit Platform to help you track SIBR Dose and SIBR Potency on each participating unit.

Data Entry

After the SIBR round has finished, the SIBR Flight Plan manager can easily enter the key data into the software on their cell phone or hand the completed form to a unit clerk for entry. Recorded data then feeds into daily, weekly and quarterly performance reports and the SIBR Dashboard