TeamSTEPPS® Online Master Trainer Course

The TeamSTEPPS® 2.0 Online Master Trainer Course consists of 11 modules, 8 of which offer continuing education (CE) credits. Learners in a cohort or noncohort group completing the full course of all 11 modules and a coaching session with a TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer (also known as a teach-back session) not only receive CE credits, but can also receive certification as a Master Trainer. Learners can also choose to complete individual modules for CE credits only. You can register or log in below.

Module 1: Introduction (No CE credits)

Provides an overview and examines the science of team performance, beginning in aviation and migrating to health care. Discusses why patient safety is so important and how teamwork can make a difference

Module 2: Team Structure (.75 CE credit)

This is the first step in implementing a teamwork system. Delineates fundamentals, such as team size, membership, leadership, identification, and distribution.

Module 3: Communication (1.0 CE credits)

The focus is on how to communicate effectively through standardized information exchange strategies, such as SBAR, check-back, callout, handoff, and checklists.

Module 4: Leading Teams (1.25 CE credits)

Identifies key behaviors that leaders need to make sure teams perform effectively and attain desired outcomes. Introduces brief, huddle, and debrief skills.

Module 5: Situation Monitoring (1.75 CE credits)

Discusses gaining or maintaining an accurate awareness and understanding of the situation in which the team is functioning. Results in situational awareness and, ultimately, a shared mental model among team members.

Module 6: Mutual Support (2.0 CE credits)

Reviews backup behavior that allows teams to become self-correcting, distribute workload effectively, and regularly provide feedback. Introduces specific approaches to managing conflict; each team member becomes a part of the safety net.

Module 7: Summary (No CE credits)

Provides an opportunity for participants to review and analyze a video case study.

Module 8: Change Management (1.75 CE credits)

Realizing change is difficult, introduces John Kotter’s eight-step model for successful change efforts. Discussion of each step includes its implications for the change effort.

Module 9: Coaching (2.0 CE credits)

Coaching describes a specific action, such as encouraging, reinforcing, giving feedback, and demonstrating. As coaches are important change agents and assist with implementing teamwork initiatives, the session will discuss aspects of coaching as key components in an organization’s change strategy and plan.

Module 10: Measurement (1.50 CE credits)

Measurement helps determine if TeamSTEPPS® worked. Discusses the Kirkpatrick model of training evaluation and identifies measures that can be used to assess the impact of TeamSTEPPS®.

Module 11: Implementation Planning (2.25 CE credits)

Based on the principle of improving health care quality and safety by improving clinical processes. Focuses on developing an actionable implementation plan for your organization.