Teamwork and Communication - No CME Available
Effective communication and teamwork is essential to providing high quality care. Teamwork on general medical and pediatric units is especially challenging. This module will define fundamental principles, describe methods for assessment, and review interventions designed to improve teamwork in the hospital setting.
The Teamwork and Communication Module is an online learning module that begins with a lesson, and contains a 10 question post-test with accompanying answers, rationales, and references. When the participant selects an answer, immediate feedback (i.e., rationale) is given explaining the correct answer.
Format: Internet-based module beginning with a lesson, and followed by a post-test of 8 questions with accompanying answers, rationales, and references.
Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Explain how poor teamwork and communication failures contribute to adverse events
- Describe principles and behaviors consistent with effective teamwork
- Collaborate on the use and interpretation of teamwork measurement tools
- Explain the potential for errors and identify deficiencies in transitions within and between healthcare settings (handoffs, transfers, discharge)
- Describe interventions designed to reduce risk during transitions within and between healthcare settings (handoffs, transfers, discharge)
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Kevin J. O'Leary MD, MS
Ali A. Mohammad MD
Mark V. Williams MD
2015 Update Editor
Andrew Dunn, MD
The authors report having no significant financial or advisory relationships with corporate organizations related to this activity.