Patient Safety Update: AHRQ Releases New Tool to Improve the Safety of Care for Nursing Home ResidentsAgency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) sent this bulletin at 11/13/2012 01:27 PM EST
AHRQ Releases New Tool to Improve the Safety of Care for Nursing Home Residents
TeamSTEPPS® for Long-Term Care can help nursing home staff define and create teams, and demonstrates the use of TeamSTEPPS tools to identify and raise communication issues affecting long-term care facilities. It was developed by AHRQ and DOD and created specifically for nursing homes, but can be adapted to other long-term care settings such as assisted living communities. TeamSTEPPS for Long Term Care includes new materials to demonstrate how to use communication tools in quality improvement projects. It is available in DVD format and includes PowerPoint presentations, teaching modules, exercises, and video vignettes that can be used to train staff. To order copies of the DVD, contact the AHRQ Publications Clearinghouse at AHRQPubs@ahrq.hhs.gov or call (800) 358-9295. More information is available at http://www.ahrq.gov/TeamSTEPPStools/longtermcare.