Evaluation of Implementing ‘Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety’ in a Community Emergency Department
Bryson Caskey, Shanna Jones, Sarah Berry, Heather Harris, David Donaldson, and Aveh Bastani
Publication Date: 5-2-2022
This study sought to provide an initial evaluation of implementing the program ‘Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety’ (TeamSTEPPS) in the William Beaumont Troy Emergency Department (ED). TeamSTEPPS integrates teamwork into medical practice by developing tools and strategies within leadership, situation monitoring, mutual support, and communication to increase team performance in order to improve quality, safety, and efficiency of healthcare1,2 (figure 1). It was implemented in the Troy Beaumont ED in 2017. This study was designed to determine if the program is achieving desired outcomes, identify areas for improvement, and add to the limited fund of data on the effectiveness of TeamSTEPPS in community ED’s3-5.
ERAS vs Non-ERAS: A Hospital Performance Metrics Comparsion in Patients Undergoing Spinal Fusion
Richard W. Easton, Gregory Smith, Matthew Lipphardt, Nai-Wei Chen, Pestano Cecile, Hermeli Mateo, Austin Ahlgren, Brady Vibert, Andrew Sagante, and Susan Vander Beek
Publication Date: 5-2022
Hospital metrics are measures used to evaluate surgical quality. The goal is to improve standards of care (SOC). Hospital performance is made publicly available and has reimbursement ramifications.
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