Teamwork Training! An Overview of TeamSTEPPSĀ®

Program Description

This course provides an overview of the evidence-based TeamSTEPPS concepts, tools and strategies based on leadership, mutual support, situation monitoring and communication.  These are teachable/learnable skills that improve communication and teamwork among healthcare professionals in both acute care and ambulatory care environments.  Based on 25 years of research in various industries and nationwide implementation in healthcare, use of the teamwork and communication skills from the TeamSTEPPS® program can produce highly effective medical teams that achieve the best possible outcomes for patients.


After completing this activity, learners will be able to:

  • Educate my colleagues about the impact effective leadership tools, such as briefs, huddles, and debriefs, have on reducing risks to patients..
  • Assess my organization/practice for opportunities to increase situational awareness.
  • Demonstrate through my own actions how to provide mutual support to other caregivers.
  • Implement at least one strategy to enhance the communication among my clinical team.


No individual in a position to control or influence the content of this activity has reported relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. No commercial support was provided for this activity. 


Julie Brightwell, BSN, JD, RN, CPHRM, Director, Healthcare Systems Patient Safety, The Doctors Company 

Continuing Education Credit

The Doctors Company is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education activities for physicians.

The Doctors Company designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Doctors Company estimates one and a quarter hours for completion of this course. A passing score of 80 percent or greater is required to successfully complete the activity and earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

The Doctors Company is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education.

ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at

The Doctors Company designates this enduring material activity for 1.25 continuing education credits. Dentists should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Course ID#: TDE 17009.0
Issue Date for This Activity: 08/21/2017
Expiration Date for This Activity: 08/21/2020


The information and guidelines contained in this enduring material activity are generalized and may not apply to all practice situations. The faculty recommends that legal advice be obtained from a qualified attorney for specific application to your practice. The information is intended for educational purposes only.

Complies with State Requirements

Please SEE the Federation of State Medical Boards overview of Continuing Medical Education requirements by State. 

Technical Requirements

This activity is best experienced using the most current browser (or one back) of Firefox, Chrome, Safari, or Microsoft Edge. Internet Explorer is not supported by this platform. For all activities featuring audio you must have a sound card and speakers. To view graphic images and references that appear in separate "pop-up" windows, you must have JavaScript and session cookies enabled on your computer.  Adobe Acrobat Reader may be required for certain activities.


Click Here to download a PDF with resources related to this program.

Contact Us

If you have questions, contact or call 800.421.2368, extension 1243.