Journal Article

Sustaining teamwork behaviors through reinforcement of TeamSTEPPS principles.

Lee S-H, Khanuja HS, Blanding RJ, et al. Journal of Patient Safety. 2017.

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 preā€“post cohort study showed that a TeamSTEPPS reinforcement program improved surgical staff leadership and communication.