Patient Safety Tool: TeamSTEPPS Tools for Enhancing Safety for Patients With Limited English Proficiency


The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality offers educational and training materials to boost safety for patients with limited English proficiency at your healthcare organization.

The TeamSTEPPS module includes staff training that includes educational PowerPoint slides, exercises, a patient language process map, pre- and posttraining behavior surveys, patient outcomes surveys in Spanish and more.

To help this educational/training process, AHRQ also offers the TeamSTEPPS guide for hospitals. The guide covers three chapters: background on patient safety and limited English proficiency patients; five key recommendations to improve safety for this population and steps to improve team communication.

Interested healthcare organizations may also access the TeamSTEPPS evaluation tools to measure improvements and outcomes after implementing safety measures for patients with limited English proficiency.

Note: View our database providing 150 reports that link to free, downloadable and adaptable tools for use in surgery centers, hospitals and other organizations by clicking here.

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