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TeamSTEPPS

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TeamSTEPPS® is an evidence-based set of teamwork tools aimed at optimizing patient outcomes by improving communication and teamwork skills among health care professionals.  This curriculum was developed by a panel of experts from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Department of Defense (DOD). It incorporates more than 25 years of scientific research that has been conducted on teams and team performance.

There are three types of TeamSTEPPS trainings, all of which can be adapted to meet specific needs:

  1. Master Training for faculty is generally a 2-day interactive course designed to create a cadre of teamwork facilitators with the skills to train and coach others.
  2. Fundamentals is 4 to 6 hours of interactive workshops for direct patient care providers, which can be adapted for non-clinicians.
  3. Essentials is a 1- to 2-hour condensed version of the Fundamentals Course and is specifically designed for nonclinical support staff.

AHRQ no longer offers Master Trainer Certificates or continuing education credits for the 2.0 Core Curriculum course.  However, Master, Fundamentals, and Essentials training for TAMU Health faculty, staff, and students is offered through the Office of Interprofessional Education & Research (IPER). An overarching goal for IPER is to support the TAMU Health colleges in integrating TeamSTEPPS® training into their curricula.  Please contact Demetria Yanez (979.436.0512) to schedule TeamSTEPPS® training or Chris Kaunas (979.436.9117) to inquire about curricular integration.

TeamSTEPPS® Master Trainers at Texas A&M Health Science Center

TeamSTEPPS Master Trainers at Texas A&M Health Science Center

Regina Bentley

Regina Beard

EdD, MSN

Assistant Vice Chancellor, Chief Executive Officer

TAMHSC Administration

Gerard Carrino

Gerard Carrino

PhD, MPH

Instructional Professor

School of Public Health, College Station

Misti Carter

Misti Carter

PhD, JD

Clinical Assistant Professor

College of Medicine, RCHI, College Station

Jodie Gary

Jodie Gary

PhD

Assistant Professor

College of Nursing, Bryan

Darla Gruben

Darla Gruben

MSN

Clinical Assistant Professor

College of Nursing, Round Rock

Benny Holland

Benny Holland

PhD

Project Manager IV

Clinical Learning Resource Center, Bryan

Lavern Holyfield

Lavern Holyfield

DDS

Clinical Associate Professor

College of Dentistry, Dallas

Merlyn Joseph

Merlyn Joseph

PharmD

Clinical Assistant Professor

College of Pharmacy, Houston

Chris Kaunas

Chris Kaunas

MPH

Executive Director

Office of Interprofessional Education & Research, Bryan

Sherry Lin

Sherry Lin

PhD, MPH

Assistant Director, Program on Disability Research and Community-Based Care

School of Public Health

Jeffrey Luke

Jeffrey Luke

PharmD

Clinical Assistant Professor

College of Pharmacy, Kingsville

Dr. LeRoy Marklund

LeRoy Marklund

DNP, MSN, RN, MPH

Clinical Assistant Professor

College of Nursing, Bryan

Stacey Mitchell

Stacey Mitchell

DNP, MBA, MSN

Clinical Associate Professor

College of Nursing, Bryan

Mark Sicilio

Mark Sicilio

MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

College of Medicine, Bryan

Lesley Tomaszewski

Lesley Tomaszewski

PhD

Instructional Associate Professor, Deputy Director, MHA Program

School of Public Health

Suzanne Van

Suzanne Van

MSN

Clinical Assistant Professor

College of Nursing, Bryan

Tammy Wagner

Tammy Wagner

RN, CPHQ

Director

College of Medicine, RCHI, College Station

Karen Wakefield

Karen Wakefield

PhD, RN

Instructional Assistant Professor

College of Medicine, Bryan

Bree Watzak

Bree Watzak

PharmD

Pharmacist

College of Medicine, RCHI, College Station

Jaye Weston

Jaye Weston

MS

Clinical Assistant Professor

College of Pharmacy, College Station

Kimberly Zemanek

Kimberly Zemanek

PhD, MEd

Associate Program Director

Center for Excellence in Forensic Nursing, Bryan