Use Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety
The Canadian healthcare
system is a complex environment that is continuously changing and adapting to
accommodate the daily pressures and demands that it must respond to. Leaders
and providers invest efforts to ensure every Canadian has access to safe healthcare
across their continuum of life, yet we know that one in three people receiving
care in a Canadian hospital is inadvertently harmed. We also know that
seventy percent of all preventable harm events experienced by patients is
linked to a breakdown in communication.
TeamSTEPPS is an acronym for
Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety. TeamSTEPPS is an evidenced based
teamwork system program developed jointly by the Department of Defense (DoD)
and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to improve
institutional collaboration and communication relating to patient safety. The
Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) was designated as the national
coordinating body for TeamSTEPPS CanadaTM. In collaboration
with partners, including the Health Quality Council of Alberta, TeamSTEPPS
CanadaTM has been adopted and adapted by the Canadian Patient Safety Institute
(CPSI) and made available to the Canadian healthcare field.
and concepts learned in the TeamSTEPPS CanadaTM program are
applicable to all healthcare leaders, administrators, providers and patients
and families in any healthcare setting.
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Stay tuned for more information on how your organization can join CPSI's new Canadian TeamSTEPPS Canada™ community.
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