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April 16, 2019

AHRQ: Building a Safety Program Across a Vast Healthcare Network

UPMC’s Medical Director of Patient Safety and Director of the WISER Simulation Center, Dr. Paul E. Phrampus MD, recently shared his AHRQ article “Building a Safety Program in a Vast Health Care Network”, which highlights the unique needs of patient safety, workforce training, and medical simulation utilization when considering vast institutional healthcare networks. Below we [...]

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November 9, 2017

TeamSTEPPS Healthcare Communication System 2.0 Online Master Trainer Course is — Totally Free!

Did you know that your entire team can learn the TeamSTEPPS communication system for absolutely no cost? Thanks to the AHRQ your team can take the 2.0 online master trainer course at your convenience! Based on NASA’s Crew Resource Management system, TeamSTEPPS is one of the most effective team based communication strategies for healthcare providers.

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October 12, 2017

AHRQ Grant: Advances in Patient Safety Through Simulation Research

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is interested in funding a diverse set of projects that develop, test and evaluate various simulation approaches for the purpose of improving the safe delivery of health care. Simulation in health care serves multiple purposes. As a training technique, it exposes individuals and teams to realistic clinical [...]

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November 25, 2014

TeamSTEPPS Online Master Trainer CE Course Now Available for FREE!

Thrilled to share that the AHRQ has enabled all of us to take their TeamSTEPPS team-based communication master trainer course for FREE!  TeamSTEPPS is the “healthcare version” of aviation’s CRM communication tool which has proven to dramatically reduce errors in the field. This is the best communication model available for practicing in your healthcare [...]

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