TeamSTEPPS® Rapid Response Systems Guide
The TeamSTEPPS Rapid Response Systems Guide is designed to help you develop
and deploy a customized plan to train your staff in teamwork skills and
lead a medical teamwork improvement initiative in your organization from
initial concept development through to sustainment of positive changes.
This evidence-based module will provide insight into the core concepts
of teamwork as they are applied to the rapid response system. Comprehensive
curricula and instructional guides include short case studies and videos
illustrating teamwork opportunities and successes. Supporting materials
include CD-ROM and DVD, and evaluation tools.
The Department of Defense (DoD) and the Agency for Healthcare Research
and Quality (AHRQ) have developed TeamSTEPPS, a teamwork system which
offers a powerful solution to improving collaboration and communication
within your institution. Teamwork has been found to be one of the key
initiatives within patient safety that can transform the culture within
healthcare. Patient safety experts agree that communication and other
teamwork skills are essential for the provision of quality healthcare
and for the prevention and mitigation of medical errors and of patient
injury and harm.
TeamSTEPPS is an evidence-based program aimed at optimizing performance
among teams of healthcare professionals — enabling them to respond
quickly and effectively to whatever situations arise. This curriculum
was developed by a panel of experts, incorporating over 25 years of scientific
research that has been conducted on teams and team performance.
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