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The Department of Defense (DoD) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) have developed TeamSTEPPS, a teamwork system which offers a powerful solution to improving collaboration and communication within your institution. Teamwork has been found to be one of the key initiatives within patient safety that can transform the culture within healthcare. Patient safety experts agree that communication and other teamwork skills are essential for the provision of quality healthcare and for the prevention and mitigation of medical errors and of patient injury and harm. TeamSTEPPS is an evidence-based program aimed at optimizing performance among teams of healthcare professionals — enabling them to respond quickly and effectively to whatever situations arise. This curriculum was developed by a panel of experts, incorporating over 25 years of scientific research that has been conducted on teams and team performance The Team Assessment Questionnaire is the assessment tool used by TeamSTEPPS instructors and is a 55 item assessment of team foundations, team functioning, team performance, team skills, team leadership, team climate and atmosphere, and team identity. *** URL: ***

TeamSTEPPS Program from AHRQ and the Department of Defense

Is this tool available publicly? Yes - free

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Measure Type:

Multiple item

Addresses these goal(s):

  • Conduct research on/evaluate team science

Tag to Construct:

  • Collaboration
  • Collaborative Activities
  • Collaborative Productivity
  • Communication
  • team learning processes
  • team functioning
  • team performance
  • team leadership
  • team skills
  • team climate
  • team identity

Relevant Toolkit Keywords:

team foundations, team functioning, team performance, team skills, team leadership, team climate and atmosphere, team identity, TeamSTEPPS

Brief description of procedure/scoring method:

All items are measured on Likert type scales ranging from strongly agree to strongly disagree. See end of assessment document for scoring grid.

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Resource created by Janet Okamoto on 3/24/2011 3:42:18 PM.

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