TeamSTEPPS is a 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. TeamSTEPPS CanadaTM has been adopted and adapted by the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) and made available to the Canadian healthcare field.
You can access TeamSTEPPS CanadaTM resources by taking the two-day Master Trainer course, or by downloading individual education modules pulled directly from our curriculum. The Master Trainer course covers the core TeamSTEPPS CanadaTM concepts and tools and includes education in change management, coaching, measurement and implementation planning.
Some modules are currently available for free download to the public. The full TeamSTEPPS CanadaTM curriculum will become available over the coming months so please check back often to see which ones are available.
The TeamSTEPPS CanadaTM curriculum consists of 12 modules. Modules 1 – 7 cover the fundamental core concepts and tools, and modules 8 – 12 focus on topics related to the implementation and sustainment of TeamSTEPPS.
Each module has multiple components available for download:
Slide deck: to be used when teaching the TeamSTEPPS course
Instructors guide: to be used for course planning and as a reference guide when teaching the course
Implementation worksheet: used to think about issues to address by implementing TeamSTEPPS
Exercise worksheets: module specific exercises
Videos/extra resources: patient and family stories, video examples of TeamSTEPPS tools