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.

Image of the TeamSTEPPS Nursing Home Patient Safety Training Module cover.

The tool is available in DVD format and includes PowerPoint presentations, teaching modules, exercises, and video vignettes that can be used to train staff.

To order copies of the DVD, contact the AHRQ Publications Clearinghouse at AHRQPubs@ahrq.hhs.gov or call (800) 358-9295. To download the information, visit the TeamSTEPPS Web site.

Current as of December 2012
Internet Citation: New tool released that improves the safety of care for nursing home residents: Research Activities, December 2012, No. 388. December 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsletters/research-activities/12dec/1212RA40.html