Team Training for Patient Safety

Eduardo Salas, Sallie J. Weaver, Michael A. Rosen, Megan E. Gregory

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


In the time period since the original publication of this book, the call to develop health care as the practice of expert teams, not just teams of experts, has risen to a near mandate. While communication is the only teamwork process explicitly outlined in the National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs, Joint Commission, 2011), elements of teamwork underlie nearly every other goal as well. For example, accurate and complete medication reconciliation (Goal 8) requires communication, coordination, and cooperation among multiple providers, the patient, and often their family. Achieving clinical benchmarks for care quality, such as administering prophylactic antibiotics prior to surgery, are also often inherently the product of team processes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care and Patient Safety, Second Edition
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781439830345
ISBN (Print)9781138074590
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Economics, Econometrics and Finance
  • General Business, Management and Accounting


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