Parallel-Group Randomized Study on the Impact of a Modified TeamSTEPPS Training on Resident and Nurse Attitudes Toward Teamwork and their Adherence to Patient Safety Protocols

Orlando, Joshi, Carter, May, et al.
January 1, 2016

Gaps remain in what constitutes optimal healthcare team training in terms of design and impact. This study utilizes a parallel group randomized design to study the impact of a modified TeamSTEPPS training on resident and nurse attitudes toward teamwork and their adherence to patient safety (PS) protocols. The researchers found that a modified TeamSTEPPS training improved resident and nurse attitudes toward teamwork. However, this improvement did not translate into differences between groups with and without the TeamSTEPPS training in their adherence to PS protocols. Additional research is needed to determine the optimal team-training designs that improve PS. This research was funded by a research grant from the Albert Einstein Society, Philadelphia, PA, and was approved for exemption by Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia campus’s Institutional Review Board. The authors report no declarations of interest.

Keywords: Health, STEPPS, patient, resident care, nursing home, Philly

James P Orlando, Amit Joshi, Merle Carter, Henry May, Charlie Bortle, Patricia White