TeamSTEPPS Research and Tools

AHA Team Training Research and Evidence Base

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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (2006). TeamSTEPPS™ Guide to Action: Creating a Safety Net for your Healthcare Organization. AHRQ Publication No. 06-0020-4.

Andersen, P., Coverdale, S., Kelly, M., & Forster, S. (2018). Interprofessional Simulation: Developing Teamwork Using a Two-Tiered Debriefing Approach. Clinical Simulation in Nursing 20, 15-23.

Baker, D. P., Amodeo, A. M., Krokos, K. J., Slonim, A., Herrera, H. (2010). Assessing teamwork attitudes in healthcare: development of the TeamSTEPPS teamwork attitudes questionnaire. Quality & Safety in Health Care 19(6), e49.

Castner, J. (2012). Validity and reliability of the Brief TeamSTEPPS Teamwork Perceptions Questionnaire. Journal of Nursing Measurement 20(3), 186-98.

Clarke, D., Werestiuk, K., Schoffner, A., et al. (2012). Achieving the 'perfect handoff' in patient transfers: Building teamwork and trust. Journal of Nursing Management 20(5), 592-8.

De Meester, K., Verspuy, M., Monsieurs, K. G., & Van Bogaert, P. (2013). SBAR improves nurse-physician communication and reduces unexpected death: A pre and post intervention study. Resuscitation 84(9), 1192-6.

Dodge, L. E., Nippita, S., Hacker, M. R., Intondi, E. M., Ozcelik, G., & Paul, M. E. (2019). Impact of teamwork improvement training on communication and teamwork climate in ambulatory reproductive health care. Journal of Healthcare Risk Management 38(4), 44-54.

Haig, K. M., Sutton, S., & Whittington, J. (2006). SBAR: a shared mental model for improving communication between clinicians. Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety 32(3), 167-75.

Lineberry, M., Bryan, E., Brush, T., Carolan, T., Holness, D., Salas, E., & King, H. (2013). Measurement and training of TeamSTEPPS dimensions using the Medical Team Performance Assessment Tool. Joint Commission Journal On Quality And Patient Safety 39(2), 89-95.

Makary, M. A., Holzmueller, C. G., Thompson, D. A., et al. (2006). Operating Room briefings: Working on the same page. Joint Commission Journal On Quality And Patient Safety 32(6), 351-5.

Nundy, S., Mukherjee, A., Sexton, J., et al. (2008). Impact of preoperative briefings on operating room delays: A preliminary report. Archives of Surgery 143(11), 1068-72.

Sheppard, F., Williams, M. & Klein, V. (2013). TeamSTEPPS and patient safety in healthcare. Journal of Healthcare Risk Management 32(3), 5-10.

Stead, K., Kumar, S., et al. (2009). Teams communicating through STEPPS. Medical Journal of Australia 190, S128-32.

Thompson, D., Holzmueller, C., Hunt, D., Cafeo, C., Sexton, B., & Pronovost, P. (2005). A morning briefing: setting the stage for a clinically and operationally good day. Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Safety 31(8), 476-9.