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 ensurses 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:
At the core of the National Implementation are eight Regional Training Centers at (from East to West):
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 courses that take place between January and March will open at 12pm CT on November 3 and those held in April and May will open at 12 pm CT on January 12. Planning is still underway for summer courses.
|Date of Training||Location||Registration Release Date|
|December 9-10||MetroHealth||Registration is now open|
|January 21-22||Tulane||November 3|
|February 2-3||UCLA||November 3|
|February 9-10||Northwestern||November 3|
|February 24-25||University of Washington||November 3|
|February 26-27||Duke||November 3|
|March 5-6||MetroHealth||November 3|
|March 9-10||NSLIJ||November 3|
|March 18-19||University of Minnesota||November 3|
|March 26-27||University of Washington||November 3|
|April 8-9||University of Minnesota||January 12|
|April 16-17||NSLIJ||January 12|
|April 23-24||Duke||January 12|
|April 27-28||UCLA||January 12|
|May 12-13||Tulane||January 12|
|May 14-15||MetroHealth||January 12|
|May 21-22||Duke||January 12|
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.
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.