Teamwork Training & Patient Safety

Teamwork Training and Patient Safety

The Charles A. Andersen Simulation Center has been designated a Center of Excellence by Tricare Management Activity (TMA) for its work in integrating simulation and TeamSTEPPS training.

With funding from TMA we have developed a Mobile Obstetric Emergencies Simulator (MOES) program, for which the Army has filed an application for a Patent. This simulator allows for a number of validated obstetric emergency simulations to be run on the Labor and Delivery unit. This improves Provider readiness for when they actually occur and improves patient safety for both the mother and infant. It integrates evidence-based practice recommendations, with TeamSTEPPS principles of communication, and teamwork involving the entire patient care team.

The Charles A. Andersen Simulation Center is not only responsible for inventing this technology, but also received the 2007 DoD Patient Safety Award for Technology as well. The project has received over $1.5 million dollars and now all 54 hospitals within the Army, Navy and Air Force that provide obstetric care have been trained on and received the MOES system.

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