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TeamSTEPPS Master Training Course

2017 dates: April 25-26, Oct. 31-Nov. 1
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Teamwork failures contribute to a large proportion of patient-related harm—up to twice the magnitude of harm due to technical mistakes or issues of clinical competence. Team training programs have demonstrated strong impact on teamwork and safety culture and can serve as a fundamental strategy for reducing preventable harm.

This course equips patient safety leaders with the skills to develop, implement, evaluate and sustain team training programs in their facilities using TeamSTEPPS®—Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety. Developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Department of Defense Patient Safety Program, TeamSTEPPS® has rapidly become a virtual industry standard for teamwork 

Our Training Program

This program’s ultimate goal is to help your teams to develop an effective, sustainable team training program that is tailored to your organization. Components of the program are:

  • A two-day, in-person workshop covering teamwork competencies, implementation of team training and evaluation planning. Teams bring their data—such as safety culture survey scores and adverse event reports—to devise plans for their workplaces. With roughly 30 participants per workshop, teams have ample time to mature their implementation planning and receive feedback from Armstrong Institute faculty and peers.
  • Optional Phone Consultation. For an additional fee of $250 per hour, your team may seek individualized coaching and consulting from Armstrong Institute faculty.

Who Should Attend

Each organization must send at least three participants to this course. We recommend that you bring a multidisciplinary team with representation from key stakeholders—for example, physicians, nurses, pharmacy, technicians and administrators—as appropriate for your organization.

Program Facilitators

Michael Rosen, M.H.A., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Cheryl Connors, M.S., R.N., N.E.A.-B.C.
Quality and Innovation Coach

Paula Kent, M.S.N., M.B.A., R.N., C.P.P.S.
Patient Safety Coordinator

David Thompson, D.N.Sc., M.S.
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Susan Will, M.S., B.S.N.
Obstetric Patient Safety Nurse

Registration and Costs

Standard registration: $400 per participant (minimum three participants). Registration fee includes instructional materials, breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack.

Johns Hopkins Medicine staff: No cost, but seats are limited. Must register as a team of at least three participants.

Please see our cancellation and refund policy.

Registration typically closes five business days before the workshop start date.



Email or call 410-637-7170.