In-Situ Simulation (TeamSTEPPS) (FY23) (RP2308A-080723)

August 7, 2023

The UTSW High Reliability Team is offering in-situ simulation in Clements University Hospital, Zale Pavilion, and our outpatient clinic locations. Through simulation of an emergent and critical patient event and subsequent debriefing, staff and faculty are able to practice their teamwork and communication skills. This safe learning environment utilizes a high fidelity manikin or high fidelity scenarios that simulates patient decompensation. Through debriefing, participants discuss what went well and what could have been done better in regards to teamwork and communication. They are given tools from the TeamSTEPPS program to increase these skills, participants then repeat the simulation to put those tools into effect, after a final debriefing, the event ends. All in-situ simulations are designed to be interdisciplinary for Physicians, Physician Assistants, Advanced Practice Nurses, Registered Nurses and ancillary staff in clinical areas.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the benefits of inter-disciplinary communication in enhancing patient care and safety outcomes.
  • Apply SBAR model (Situation, Background, Assessment. and Recommendation) and Check-back-closed loop communication as problem solving tools for clinical teams.
  • Apply new methods to address concerns and share ideas using common language that is mutually understood by all team members.
  • Describe the different types of team leaders.
  • Identify skills and strategies for team leaders to effectively coordinate resources within a team.
  • Identify strategies for managing team conflict (TeamSTEPPS® tools).
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 AMA
  • 2.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
08/07/2023 - 7:30am CDT
Event ends: 
08/07/2023 - 9:30am CDT
Dallas, TX
United States

Available Credit

  • 2.00 AMA
  • 2.00 Attendance


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