Promoting Patient Safety: Results of a TeamSTEPPS® Initiative.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Teamwork is an essential component of communication in a safety-oriented culture. The Joint Commission has identified poor communication as one of the leading causes of patient sentinel events. The aim of this quality improvement project was to design, implement, and evaluate a customized TeamSTEPPS® training program. After implementation, staff perception of teamwork and communication improved. The data support that TeamSTEPPS is a practical, effective, and low-cost patient safety endeavor.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gaston, T; Short, N; Ralyea, C; Casterline, G

Published Date

  • April 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 46 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 201 - 207

PubMed ID

  • 27011154

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1539-0721

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-0443

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/nna.0000000000000333


  • eng