BY WILLIAM BERRY, MD | FEBRUARY 2018
TeamSTEPPS aims to improve team performance with tools, such as checklists, to help people speak up.
Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety (TeamSTEPPS) is an evidence-based set of teamwork tools aimed at optimizing patient outcomes by improving communication and teamwork skills among health care professionals. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) of the US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) developed TeamSTEPPS. During my presentation at ASCA 2018, April 11–14, in Boston, Massachusetts, I will discuss how ASCs can use TeamSTEPPS to improve their performance.
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