Training Videos

TeamSTEPPS® 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.

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.

ModuleDescription
RRS #1: Opportunity LostLet's Watch the RRS in Action (Flash video, 7 min., 18 sec.; 22.5 MB)
RRS #2: Opportunity WonDetection (Flash video, 2 min., 25 sec.; 10 MB)
RRS #3: Opportunity WonRRS Activation (Flash video, 32 sec.; 2.2 MB)
RRS #4: Opportunity WonResponse, Assessment & Stabilization (Flash video, 2 min. 43 sec.; 11 MB)
RRS #5: Opportunity LostPatient Disposition (Flash video, 1 min., 17 sec.; 5.3 MB)
RRS #6: Opportunity WonRRS Evaluation (Flash video, 1 min. 8 sec.; 4.5 MB)
RRS #7: Opportunity WonLet's Look Back at Our Example (Flash video, 8 min., 22 sec.; 35.6 MB)
Page last reviewed December 2012
Internet Citation: Training Videos: TeamSTEPPS® Rapid Response Systems Guide. December 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/education/curriculum-tools/teamstepps/rrs/videos/index.html