Improving the performance of health care teams using simulation team training

The Institute of Medicine report, Keeping Patients Safe: Transforming the Work Environment for Nurses, emphasized the need to improve team performance in health care as a means to improve the quality of care provided to patients. The report identified team training using simulation as an important tool to improve the performance of health care teams.The purpose of this project is to: (1) prepare five simulation scenarios linked to the National Quality Forum's nurse-sensitive measures that can be used for medical/surgical team training by the approximately 350 simulation training sites in the United States; (2) provide technical assistance to users and track user feedback; (3) work with organizations such as the Health Research and Educational Trust to conduct presentations to groups of health care executives about this project; and (4) prepare a paper for a peer-reviewed journal that highlights the use of simulation training in building effective care teams. The project will be considered successful if it lays the groundwork for the application of training in medical/surgical units.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $105,908.00

Awarded on: 10/14/2004

Time frame: 10/15/2004 - 8/15/2006

Grant Number: 50541


University of Chicago, The Pritzker School of Medicine

924 East 57th Street, Suite 104
Chicago, 60637-1455


Kay Tavill Metis
Project Director


Stephen Small
Project Director