UNC TeamSTEPPS Forum Influences Spread to Area Hospital
Leadership from Rex Health Care has committed to implementing TeamSTEPPS after attending UNC Health Care's TeamSTEPPS Forum June 11, 2010 at UNC School of Nursing. Susan Sherman, director of Quality and Safety, said that they have been aware of TeamSTEPPS and attended different education sessions but have not been impressed until now.
The event brought together team leaders from across the Triangle to share experiences related to TeamSTEPPS™ (Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety). More than 50 health care professionals from UNC Hospitals, School of Medicine, and School of Nursing as well as Chatham Hospital and Rex Health Care (both part of the UNC Health Care system) participated in the event. Dr. Karen Frush, Chief Patient Safety Officer for Duke University Health System, provided the keynote address on Duke's patient safety journey, which includes TeamSTEPPS implementation in multiple areas.