What Is TeamSTEPPS?
TeamSTEPPS is an evidence-based set of teamwork tools, aimed at optimizing patient outcomes by improving communication and teamwork skills among healthcare teams, including patients and family caregivers.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality updated TeamSTEPPS in 2023 to address changes in healthcare delivery and learning methods and to emphasize active patient involvement in their care.
TeamSTEPPS is an evidence-based framework to optimize team performance across the healthcare delivery system. It is recommended to start with the welcome guide for your role.
TeamSTEPPS 3.0 curriculum includes the introduction, four modules, and the implementation section.
The TeamSTEPPS for Diagnosis Improvement Course applies the TeamSTEPPS framework to the specific problem of diagnostic error.
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TeamSTEPPS has been used by healthcare professionals across the United States. The research cataloged here describes some of the approaches used to implement TeamSTEPPS in specific settings of care, as well as evaluation efforts to quantify or qualify the impact of using TeamSTEPPS.