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TeamSTEPPS Master Training

The Armstrong Institute’s TeamSTEPPS Master Training course equips patient safety leaders across Johns Hopkins Medicine with the skills to develop, implement, evaluate and sustain team training programs.

We encourage entities to send multi-disciplinary teams to this “train the trainer” program, which will be offered periodically throughout the year. The team should include representation from key stakeholders—for example, physicians, nurses, pharmacy, technicians and administrators—as appropriate for that organization. 

About Team Training and TeamSTEPPS

Teamwork failures contribute to a large proportion of patient related harm--up to two times the magnitude harm due to technical mistakes or issues of clinical competence. Team training programs have demonstrated strong impact on teamwork and safety culture and can therefore serve as a fundamental strategy for reducing preventable harm.

TeamSTEPPS--Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety--was developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Department of Defense Patient Safety Program and has rapidly become a virtual industry standard for teamwork training. The Master Trainers course prepares participants to lead team training efforts within their organizations.

Our Training Program

The Armstrong Institute’s approach to developing team trainers includes:

  • An introductory webinar covering the fundamental elements of teamwork and teamwork training, as well as how to build an effective team of trainers.
  • Two full day in-person sessions covering teamwork competencies, implementation and evaluation planning. These days are three weeks apart to allow teams to mature their implementation planning started on Day 1 and receive feedback from peers and Armstrong Institute faculty on Day 2.
  • One half-day debrief and coaching session—held in-person or virtually—that is designed to provide ongoing support for teams implementing training.
  • Three monthly coaching calls for each participating team, scheduled to coincide with their local implementation. Armstrong Institute faculty can assist teams with implementation planning or developing rigorous evaluation plans to advance the science of teamwork training in health care.
  • Access to community of practice resources: an online community and quarterly meetings to share innovations and lessons learned amongst master trainers.

How to Participate

Please contact the institute’s Learning and Development team at or 410-637-7170 so that you can be notified of future start dates for this program.

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