TeamSTEPPS®: Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety

TeamSTEPPS® is an evidence-based teamwork system aimed at optimizing patient outcomes by improving communication and teamwork skills among health care professionals. It includes a comprehensive set of ready-to-use materials and a training curriculum to successfully integrate teamwork principles into any health care system.

TeamSTEPPS 2.0

The TeamSTEPPS 2.0 Core Curriculum 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. Comprehensive curricula and instructional guides include short case studies and videos illustrating teamwork opportunities and successes. Supporting materials include a pocket guide, CD-ROM and DVD, and evaluation tools. Instructor and Trainer workshop materials focus on change management, coaching, and implementation.

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.

Dental Module

The TeamSTEPPS Dental Module consists of videos showing how dental staff who perform oral surgery and general dentistry can use TeamSTEPPS's teamwork, leadership, mutual support, communication, and situation monitoring skills in their practices.

Enhancing Safety for Patients With Limited English Proficiency Module

The TeamSTEPPS Limited English Proficiency module 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 your work with patients who have difficulty communicating in English. Comprehensive curricula and instructional guides include short case studies and videos illustrating teamwork opportunities and successes.

TeamSTEPPS® Long-Term Care Version

The Long-Term Care version of TeamSTEPPS adapts the core concepts of the TeamSTEPPS program to reflect the environment of nursing homes and other other long-term care settings such as assisted living and continuing care retirement communities. The examples, discussions, and exercises below are tailored to the long-term care environment. Keys to success at each phase include involvement of the right people, use of information-driven decision making, and careful planning before acting. The following paragraphs provide an overview of each of the phases including goals and objectives, key actions, and recommended tools and resources.

Primary Care Version

The Primary Care version of TeamSTEPPS adapts the core concepts of the TeamSTEPPS program to reflect the environment of primary care office-based teams. The examples, discussions, and exercises are tailored to the primary care environment.

Using Simulation in TeamSTEPPS Training

This guide provides instruction on using simulation-based training when teaching TeamSTEPPS. The use of simulation has proven to be a powerful strategy in team-based health care. It affords excellent opportunities to enhance the quality of continuing education for health care professionals, as well as provide education and practice for students learning to become health care professionals