TeamSTEPPS© Master Training in the Philippines

On 16-17 January 2017, the University of the Philippines College of Nursing was the site of the TeamSTEPPS© (Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety)  2.0 Master Trainer Course. No less than Texas-based experts --Frank Puga, Ph.D and Danet Bluhm, RN, PhD -- facilitated this course.

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This course developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Department of Defense Patient Safety Program is an evidence-based program aimed at optimizing performance among teams of health care professionals, enabling them to respond quickly and effectively to whatever situations arise. This curriculum was developed by a panel of experts, incorporating more than 25 years of scientific research that has been conducted on teams and team performance.

TeamSTEPPS has rapidly become a virtual industry standard for teamwork particularly in North America.

With more than 30 participants from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, the program’s ultimate goal is to help teams to develop an effective, sustainable team training program that is tailored to its organization. This two-day, in-person workshop covered teamwork competencies, implementation of team training and evaluation planning.