Collaborative Healthcare: Interprofessional Practice, Education and Evaluation (JCIPE)

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TeamSTEPPS Pilot Course


A new and exciting course on TeamSTEPPS was introduced at Jefferson last Spring. JCIPE has embraced the concept of TeamSTEPPS, a program developed by the Department of Defense and now sponsored by AHRQ to train healthcare professionals to work together effectively as a team to ensure patient safety. The following team skills are emphasized: leadership, situational awareness, team support and communication skills. To introduce this to the campus JCIPE sponsored a pilot project in May, 2013 to train a cadre of students in the techniques of TeamSTEPPS.