TeamSTEPPS Training

Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety (TeamSTEPPS®) Master Trainer Workshop: Focus on Implementation

Supported by Nebraska Office of Rural Health
September 17-18, 2015                    
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Location: Omaha Campus—College of Nursing Science Learning Resource Center


Day 1: Learning and Practicing TEAMSTEPPS Fundamentals
8:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. CST (lunch provided)


  1. Explain the theory and evidence base that supports the use of team skills to improve performance and patient safety.
  2. Practice the team skills that enhance performance and patient safety.
  3. Use strategies for implementing team training as an organizational innovation to address a specific need.

Day 2: Coaching, Practice, and Planning
7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (lunch provided)


  1. Respond to unprofessional conduct using the connect and correct strategy.
  2. Use coaching strategies to implement team strategies and tools.
  3. Practice applying team strategies and tools in low fidelity simulation scenarios.
  4. Develop an action plan to use team strategies and tools to solve a specific problem or meet a specific need in your organization.
  5. Optional for interested faculty: Use the 6 steps of curriculum development to integrate team training into health professions curricula.

At the end of this two-day continuing education conference, you will be certified as a TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer. You will have the knowledge and skills to improve your organization’s performance and patient safety using evidence-based team strategies and tools. This workshop will combine the expertise of practicing clinicians who successfully use TeamSTEPPS in hospital and outpatient settings with that of researchers who understand how and why they were successful. On day one you will learn the tools and strategies from experienced clinicians and researchers who work in outpatient, acute, emergency, and academic settings. On day two you will learn and practice strategies to address unprofessional conduct, coach newly acquired team skills, and develop an action plan for implementation. This course is designed for any healthcare professional, human resources professional or nonclinical leader who wants to use effective teamwork to improve interprofessional education and practice, organizational performance, and/or patient safety.

Required Pre-Work