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 Master Training Course is a 2-day in person course with a train-the-trainer approach. This approach educates participants on the TeamSTEPPS Fundamentals content, provides them with resources for training others, and ensures that they gain the knowledge and training required to implement and coach the behaviors needed to achieve positive results. This course is taught by—and produces—Master Trainers.
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Requirements to register for a course:
- A full team of three individuals is required; partial teams will not be able to register.
- Registration requires the following information for each of your three team members: Name, Organization Name, Address, Phone, Email, Credentials, and Position Within Organization.
- Registration is limited to one team from each member hospital or organization for each course.
- No previous participation or attendance in a Master Training Course.
At the core of the National Implementation are eight Regional Training Centers at (from East to West):
- North Shore-LIJ Health System, New Hyde Park, New York (NSLIJ)
- Duke Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina (Duke)
- MetroHealth, Cleveland, Ohio (MetroHealth)
- Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois (NW)
- Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana (Tulane)
- University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota (UM)
- University of Washington, Seattle, Washington (UW)
- University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California (UCLA)
These centers offer Master Training Courses to create a national network of Master Trainers, who will in turn offer TeamSTEPPS training to frontline providers in hospitals and other health care settings throughout the country. The TeamSTEPPS Master Training Course is geared toward individuals who have a high-level knowledge of TeamSTEPPS and are looking to implement TeamSTEPPS at their facility.
Registration will open on a rolling basis. The chart below details when and where the 2015 trainings will be held and when registration will open for each. Registration for summer courses will open at 12 pm CST on March 9.
|Date of Training||Location||Registration Release Date|
|December 9-10||MetroHealth||Registration is now open|
|January 21-22||Tulane||Registration is now open|
|February 2-3||UCLA||Registration is now open|
|February 9-10||Northwestern||Registration is now open|
|February 24-25||University of Washington||Registration is now open|
|February 26-27||Duke||Registration is now open|
|March 5-6||MetroHealth||Registration is now open|
|March 9-10||North Shore LIJ||Registration is now open|
|March 18-19||University of Minnesota||Registration is now open|
|March 26-27||University of Washington||Registration is now open|
|April 8-9||University of Minnesota||Registration is now open|
|April 16-17||North Shore LIJ||Registration is now open|
|April 23-24||Duke||Registration is now open|
|April 27-28||UCLA||Registration is now open|
|May 12-13||Tulane||Registration is now open|
|May 14-15||MetroHealth||Registration is now open|
|May 21-22||Duke||Registration is now open|
|June 1-2||North Shore LIJ||March 9|
|July 20-21||Northwestern||March 9|
|July 22-23||University of Minnesota||March 9|
|July 27-28||UCLA||March 9|
|August 6-7||MetroHealth||March 9|
|August 12-13||University of Minnesota||March 9|
|August 20-21||UCLA||March 9|
The TeamSTEPPS Master Training is free, however attendees are responsible for expenses associated with their travel (i.e., airfare, hotel and meals).
The pre-work is designed to help you prepare for the 2-day onsite Master Training Course. Furthermore, responses from your team's pre-work will provide the faculty with key insight as to the needs of the class. Completing the pre-work will not only help you garner more from the training, but will also help the faculty leverage their resources and expertise to tailor the curriculum to your needs. It is appropriate for your team to work together on this assignment and have one person submit it on the team's behalf. Download and complete the pre-work below. Instructions on how to upload your pre-work will be forthcoming.
These centers offer training to create a national network of Master Trainers, who will in turn offer TeamSTEPPS training to frontline providers in hospitals and other health care settings. The 2-day workshop will cover the following topics which will be heavily supplemented by experts at each training location.
|Module 2||Team Structure|
|Module 4||Leading Teams|
|Module 5||Situation Monitoring|
|Module 6||Mutual Support|
|Module 7||Summary - Pulling It All Together|
|Module 8||Change Management|
|Module 9||Coaching Workshop|
|Module 11||Implementation Workshop|
Upon successful completion of the TeamSTEPPS Master Training Course, attendees will receive a Certificate of Completion, along with 1.3 continuing education units (equivalent to 13 contact hours).
In order to learn more about TeamSTEPPS and the Master Training Course, check out the TeamSTEPPS 2.0 Course Management Guide on AHRQ's website. This Guide presents an overview of the TeamSTEPPS course and course options, including a description of the course materials; information about how to use the course materials; and information about conducting the course, including course preparation and course delivery.