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May 27, 2021

Off-Label Benefits of Clinical Simulation

Clinical simulation is used to improve a set of learner skills, like a prescription developed to treat an illness. However, just like prescriptions have off-label benefits, outside of just the disease they were intended to treat, medical simulation realizes advantages beyond what one can see. This article focuses on bringing the hidden benefits of clinical [...]

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January 18, 2021

TeamSTEPPS

TeamSTEPPS is an evidence-based set of teamwork tools designed to optimize patient outcomes through the improvement of communication and teamwork skills among healthcare simulation professionals. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the U.S. Department of Defense developed TeamSTEPPS in the mid-2000s with healthcare organizations in mind. Today, TeamSTEPPS offers a 2.5-day train-the-trainer [...]

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July 11, 2017

Air Canada Almost in Deadliest Accident in Aviation History — CRM Training Saves Countless Lives

Yesterday in San Francisco (July 10, 2017), Mercury News reporter MATTHIAS GAFNI wrote how Air Canada pilots almost landed an Airbus 320 onto the jetway where four other planes were waiting to take off. The incident provides a strong example of why Crew Resource Management (CRM) communication protocols allowed for everyone involved to create [...]

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September 8, 2014

Timothy Clapper PhD Articles on TeamSTEPPS Communication Training Opportunities for Medical Simulation Programs

Just received an email from my good friend Timothy Clapper, PhD regarding yet ANOTHER great article he has produced regarding TeamSTEPPS communication practices with regards to healthcare simulation. TeamSTEPPS was developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality utilizing CRM communication models from the space and aviation industry. Timothy’s work continues to innovate within our [...]

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