Emergency Care

AHA Team Training Research and Evidence Base

This is a list of resources for emergency care. Return to the main list to explore other topic areas.


Bellomo, R., Goldsmith, S., Uchino, J., Buckmaster, J., Hart, G., Opdam, H., et al. (2004). Prospective controlled trial of effect of medical emergency team on postoperative morbidity and mortality rates. Critical Care Medicine 32(4), 916-21.

Eppich, W. J., Brannen, M., & Hunt, E. A. (2008). Team training: implications for emergency and critical care pediatrics. Current Opinion in Pediatrics 20(3), 255-60.

Jones, D., Bellomo, R., & DeVita, M. A. (2009). Effectiveness of the medical emergency team: the importance of dose. Critical Care 13(5), 313.

Kipnis, A., Rhodes, K., Burchill, C., & Datner, E. (2013). The relationship between patients' perceptions of team effectiveness and their care experience in the emergency department. The Journal Of Emergency Medicine 45(5), 731-8.

Krug, S. E. (2008). The art of communication: strategies to improve efficiency, quality of care and patient safety in the emergency department. Pediatric Radiology 38(Suppl 4), S655-9.

Lisbon, D., Allin, D., Cleek, C., Roop, L., Brimacombe, M., Downes, C., & Pingleton, S. K. (2014). Improved Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors After Implementation of TeamSTEPPS Training in an Academic Emergency Department: A Pilot Report. American Journal of Medical Quality 31(1), 86-90.

Morey, J., Simon, R., Jay, G. D., & Rice, M. M. (2003). A transition of aviation crew resource management to hospital emergency departments: the MedTeams story. In the Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology (pp. 826-31).

Morey, J. C., Simon, R., Jay, G. D., Wears, R. L., Salisbury, M., Dukes, K. A., & Berns, S. D. (2002). Error reduction and performance improvement in the emergency department through formal teamwork training: evaluation results of the MedTeams project. Health Services Research 37(6), 1553-81.

Mazzocato, P., Forsberg, H., & Schwarz, U. (2011). Team behaviors in emergency care: a qualitative study using behavior analysis of what makes team work. Scandinavian Journal Of Trauma, Resuscitation And Emergency Medicine 15, 19-70.

Patel, P., & Vinson, D. (2005). Team assignment system: expediting emergency department care. Annals of Emergency Medicine 46(6), 499-506.

Patterson, M. D., Geis, G. L., et al. (2013). In situ simulation: detection of safety threats and teamwork training in a high risk emergency department. BMJ Quality and Safety 22(6), 468-77.

Peters, V.K., Harvey, E.M., Wright, A., Bath, J., Freeman, D., & Collier, B. (2018). Impact of a TeamSTEPPS Trauma Nurse Academy at a Level 1 Trauma Center. Journal of Emergency Nursing 44(1), 19-25.

Turner, P. (2012). Implementation of TeamSTEPPS in the emergency department. Critical Care Nursing Quarterly 35(3), 208-12.