TeamSTEPPS is a framework developed jointly by the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to improve institutional team-based collaboration and communication relating to patient safety. The links below provide an introduction to the key components of the TeamSTEPPS framework, including communication strategies. More detailed information is available on the AHRQ website. 

Overview of TeamSTEPPS

Essentials Course - Introduction

Essentials Course - Classroom Slides (PDF)

Pocket Guide (PDF)

Example videos showing implementation of TeamSTEPPS Strategies

TeamSTEPPS National Implementation Research/Evidence Base

TeamSTEPPS Evidence Base - Communication

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality  TeamSTEPPS 2.0