AHRQ Patient Safety Primer Highlights Importance of Teamwork and Team Training
Teamwork training attempts to minimize the potential for patient harm by training clinical teams to communicate effectively, function more efficiently, and create a culture of safety, according to a patient safety primer available on AHRQ’s Patient’s Safety Network (PSNet). The primer explains the foundational principles behind teamwork training and identifies programs specifically designed for use in health care settings, such as AHRQ’s TeamSTEPPS®. Teamwork training programs have been implemented in several environments, including the emergency department, operating rooms, obstetrics units, and outpatient primary care clinics. Select to access the full patient safety primer, titled Teamwork Training.