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TeamSTEPPS stands for Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety.

TeamSTEPPS is a teamwork system developed by the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) that offers a powerful solution to improving collaboration and communication within institutions.

It 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. The curriculum for TeamSTEPPS was developed by a panel of experts, incorporating over 25 years of scientific research that has been conducted on teams and team performance.

The goal of the course is to introduce students and practitioners in the health professions to the concept of team-based healthcare as a means of improving the quality of care and increasing patient safety using the TeamSTEPPS system.

TeamSTEPPS Modules

  • Introduction
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Situation Monitoring
  • Mutual Support
  • Team Structure
  • Essentials

(Note: The final page of each session includes a link to the SLU Heartland Centers for Public Health and a quiz on the content of each session. These links are not active though this access point, please disregard the final page of each module).