TeamSTEPPS® 2.0 Updates, Streamlines Well-Known Patient Safety Training Curriculum
AHRQ has released TeamSTEPPS® 2.0, an updated version of its successful curriculum aimed at optimizing patient outcomes by improving communication and teamwork skills among health care professionals. Since TeamSTEPPS was first introduced in 2006, thousands of health care organizations have used the evidence-based teamwork system to build a foundation for patient safety. TeamSTEPPS 2.0 is a complete update and streamlining of the original curriculum. It includes several significant changes:
- A new measurement module provides information about ways to measure the impact of TeamSTEPPS and the available tools to support evaluation.
- The communication module has been moved up in the order of instruction to better align with the emphasis on overcoming communication errors within teamwork.
- The course management guide has been updated to include TeamSTEPPS modules and versions that have been added for the user's reference.