TeamSTEPPS is a curriculum designed for health care professionals that emphasizes good communication and teamwork. This toolkit is evidence based and available for free from the AHRQ and we use it at UC Davis to improve communication, teamwork and patient safety. In this episode we talk with our TeamSTEPPS champions about the curriculum and how we can be better team members. Share with us on @empulsepodcast if you use team steps and if so what your favorite tool is. 


Dr. Julia Magaña, Associate Professor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at UC Davis

Dr. Sarah Medeiros, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis


Dr. David Barnes, Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis, TeamSTEPPS Physician Champion

Leigh Clary, RN, UC Davis Emergency Department TeamSTEPPS Nurse Champion


Contact us @empulsepodcast to connect with Dr. David Barnes or Leigh.

About TeamSTEPPS. Content last reviewed June 2019. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.

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