TeamSTEPPS 2.0

Core Curriculum

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.

The TeamSTEPPS 2.0 Core Curriculum consists of two main components:

Additional Materials

Additional Resources

The following additional resources can be used to supplement or customize TeamSTEPPS 2.0. Resources include additional exercises that can be used as instructional materials, specialty scenarios that can be used to customize instruction, and additional information on implementation planning.

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.

AHRQ Releases TeamSTEPPS 2.0 Curriculum (video)

Page last reviewed March 2014
Internet Citation: TeamSTEPPS 2.0 : Core Curriculum. March 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/education/curriculum-tools/teamstepps/instructor/index.html