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Sustaining teamwork behaviors through reinforcement of TeamSTEPPS principles.

Lee S-H, Khanuja HS, Blanding RJ, et al. Sustaining Teamwork Behaviors Through Reinforcement of TeamSTEPPS Principles. J Patient Saf. 2021;17(7):e582-e586. doi:10.1097/pts.0000000000000414.

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November 15, 2017
Lee S-H, Khanuja HS, Blanding RJ, et al. J Patient Saf. 2021;17(7):e582-e586.

Poor teamwork in operating rooms is associated with higher postoperative complication and mortality rates. The TeamSTEPPS program has successfully enhanced operating room teamwork, but behavioral changes are difficult to sustain. This pre–post cohort study showed that a TeamSTEPPS reinforcement program improved surgical staff leadership and communication.

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Lee S-H, Khanuja HS, Blanding RJ, et al. Sustaining Teamwork Behaviors Through Reinforcement of TeamSTEPPS Principles. J Patient Saf. 2021;17(7):e582-e586. doi:10.1097/pts.0000000000000414.