New tool released that improves the safety of care for nursing home residents
Research Activities, December 2012, No. 388
A new tool, TeamSTEPPS® for Long-Term Care, developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Department of Defense, is designed to support the training of health care personnel in team and communication skills to reduce patient safety risks and hazards in nursing homes. It includes new materials to demonstrate how to use communication tools in quality improvement projects.
The tool is available in DVD format and includes PowerPoint presentations, teaching modules, exercises, and video vignettes that can be used to train staff.