Multi-Team System: Exercise Sheet

TeamSTEPPS Long-Term Care Version: Module 2

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.

 

Instructions:

Using the space below or a blank piece of paper, map out a multi-team system for your work area, unit, department, or facility. Refer to the list of sample nursing home multi-team system members on the following pages. Can you think of other members? Do the teams in your nursing home look different? Use these suggested teams to help create your nursing home's multi-team system.

Think about:

  • What types of team members make up each team?
  • How do the teams in your work area, unit, department, or facility interact with one another?
 

 

Multi-Team System Exercise Sheet

Instructions:

Use these suggested nursing home multi-team system members to help map out a multi-team system for your work area, unit, department, or facility. Can you think of other members? Do the teams in your nursing home look different? Note that these lists are not all inclusive. Your team may or may not include the people suggested below.

Core Team

  • Certified Nursing Assistants.
  • Licensed Practical Nurses.
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses.
  • Registered Nurses.
  • Physicians.
  • Advanced Practical Registered Nurses.
  • Nurse Practitioners.
  • Physician Assistants.
  • Restorative Aides.

Coordinating Team

  • Nursing Supervisors.
  • Department Heads.
  • Unit Managers.
  • MDS Coordinators.
  • Quality Improvement/Risk Management Managers.

Ancillary Services

  • Recreation Services.
  • Social Services.
  • Rehabilitation Therapists.
  • Rehabilitation Therapy Aides.
  • Consulting/Contracted Services:
    • Psychiatric services.
    • Pharmacy.
    • Dietitians.
    • Podiatrists.
    • Hairdresser/Barber/Beautician Services.
    • Dentists.
    • Ophthalmologists/Optometrists.
    • Laboratory.
    • X Ray Services.

 

Multi-Team System Exercise Sheet (Continued)

Support Services

  • Laundry Services.
  • Housekeeping Services.
  • Physical Plant/Environmental Services.
  • Security.
  • Cooks/Chefs.
  • Volunteers.
  • Staff Development.
  • Infection Control.
  • Medical Records.
  • Central Supply.
  • Schedulers/Unit Secretaries.
  • Reception.
  • Business Office/Bookkeeper.
  • Human Resources.
  • Executive Assistants.

Contingency Team

  • Care Planning Teams.
  • Emergent "Code" Teams:
    • Medical Emergencies.
    • Elopements.
    • Fires/Floods.
  • Hospice.
  • Quality Improvement (Assurance) Teams.
  • Wound Nurses.

Administration

  • Licensed Nursing Home Administrators.
  • Assistant Administrators.
  • Directors of Nursing.
  • Assistant Directors of Nursing.
  • Medical Directors.
  • Corporate Leadership.
Current as of November 2012
Internet Citation: Multi-Team System: Exercise Sheet: TeamSTEPPS Long-Term Care Version: Module 2. November 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/education/curriculum-tools/teamstepps/longtermcare/module2/ex2multiteam.html