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- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
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Meeting/Conference > United States Meeting/Conference
AHA Team Training. September 16–November 5, 2019.
Tools/Toolkit > Government Resource
Brega AG, Barnard J, Mabachi NM, et al. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; 2015. AHRQ Publication No. 15-0023-EF.
This updated AHRQ toolkit provides resources for primary care practices to ensure proper health literacy assessment and to promote greater understanding for all patients. The second edition includes methods to assess written patient education materials for ease of use, simplify the referrals process, and identify barriers to improving health literacy awareness.
Journal Article > Study
Evaluating efforts to optimize TeamSTEPPS implementation in surgical and pediatric intensive care units.
Mayer CM, Cluff L, Lin WT, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2011;37:365-374.
Teamwork training programs have resulted in some notable successes, but many other attempts have failed to yield improved patient outcomes, in part because of a lack of evidence showing that teamwork training results in durable provider behavior change. In this AHRQ-funded study, the TeamSTEPPS training program was introduced in two intensive care units (one pediatric and one adult surgical), after meticulous preparatory planning that emphasized the utility of the training for frontline care providers, engaged higher-level support for the effort, and established clear metrics for effectiveness. The program resulted in improvement in directly observed team behaviors and measures of safety culture, and also improved 2 of 3 targeted patient-level outcomes. A related editorial discusses the role of targeted teamwork training interventions in the context of efforts to develop high reliability organizations.