In Safe Hands


Engaging Clinicians

Creating effective healthcare teams is a key goal for the In Safe Hands program. The concepts and processes outlined in SIBR™ encourage teams to develop in the following areas:

  • Situational Awareness - clinicians get to know what is going on around them and understand the current activities of their team members. This helps to stay one step ahead in maintaining patient safety. Situational awareness is achieved through daily review of patient safety checklist items.
  • Shared Mental Model - when team members share what is happening within their scope of practice and the responsibility for tasks is assigned, they create a shared mental model. Without this, clinicians act in isolation, increasing the potential to misinterpret patient safety risks.
  • Mutual Support - Team members become aware of the unique contributions and responsibilities of their colleagues. High performing team members become sensitive to the workload of their colleagues ensuring that imbalances are addressed to reduce the risk of adverse events.

A number of resources relating to SIBR have been developed for clinicians. These include a SIBR™ Clinician Information Brochure and videos relating to SIBR™. The video testimonials highlight the key benefits of SIBR™ from various perspectives. These resources can be used for education and training purposes for staff.

Information for Clinicians

In Safe Hands Program
Information for Clinicians (A4 version)

In Safe Hands Program
Information for Clinicians (DL version)



The videos below are available as high resolution videos on YouTube only. If you wish to use high resolution copies locally (same resolution as YouTube), please contact us via email

Nurse Testimonial Video

YouTube video (high resolution)

Length 2:06

Executive Sponsor Testimonial Video

YouTube video (high resolution)

Length 2:01

Planning & Resources

Establishing an interdisciplinary education plan is an essential component to the successful implementation of SIBR™. It is important to ensure that all staff understand the principles that underpin SIBR™ and how it will add value to the safety of their patients and their working environment. Clinicians can clearly see their role in the round while developing the skills and confidence to contribute during SIBR™.

There are several CEC resources available to support the education plan. An educator's guide describes the phases involved when rolling out the education program. Accompanying the educator's guide is a generic PowerPoint presentation, a teaching video and case studies which can be used for simulation training. An information guide for new staff is also available to give new/rotating staff.

Structured Interdisciplinary Bedside Rounds (SIBR™) Educator's Pack

The following video is an example of a SIBR™ round conducted on an orthopedic unit. While SIBR™ is slightly different across units based on the unique attributes of clinical settings, the key principles in the communication process remain the same.

Education Video

YouTube video (high resolution)

Length 4:50

Please contact the In Safe Hands team to facilitate any education sessions at your individual unit.