Date of Award
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Nancy York
Dr. Sherill Cronin
This project aimed to determine if implementing Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety (TeamSTEPPS) at Norton Women’s Kosair Children’s Hospital (NWKCH) main operating room would decrease the occurrence of adverse events leading to patient harm. The TeamSTEPPS’ goal is to create high-reliability teams (HRT) and thus limit the potential for patient harm, including but not limited to wrong site surgery and unintentionally retained foreign objects. In the last decade, the healthcare industry has increased focus on patient safety; however, even with the implementation of evidence-based practice and new technical advances, patient safety within the operating room has not significantly improved.
Keywords: operating room, patient harm related events, patient safety, surgery, TeamSTEPPS.
Vincent, Teresa D., "Implementation of TeamSTEPPS in the Operating Room a Quality Improvement Project" (2016). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Capstones. 29.