Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety (TeamSTEPPS) is an evidence-based, team-centric approach to patient care that is widely used to benefit teams in healthcare and simulation training.
This installment in our TeamSTEPPS glossary series briefly explores and defines additional principles relative to improving performance, knowledge, and efficiency in rapid response and emergency care medical teams.
TeamSTEPPS Glossary (cont'd)
Huddles benefit team-based learning environments by helping groups to speed up their work while improving team effectiveness. Quick huddles (frequent, brief meetings) are ideal for achieving this goal. Teams are able to come together, almost immediately, to share information and communicate viewpoints.
In such a setting, medical teams have the opportunity to engage, review and plan while maintaining patient care momentum.
Key Actions of a Rapid Response Huddle
Sim huddles (the melding of TeamSTEPPS concepts with simulation-based training) can increase skills confidence and preparedness within nursing, EMS and other clinical/patient care teams, and have proven to enhance teamwork and improve patient safety.