TeamSTEPPS Helps St. Louis Hospital Keep C-Section Rate Low
Staff at SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital in St. Louis used AHRQ’s TeamSTEPPS training to improve their teamwork and communication, helping them to reduce the Cesarean section (C-section) rate for low-risk, first-time mothers to 12 percent. TeamSTEPPS is an evidence-based teamwork and communication system designed to improve quality, safety, and efficiency of health care.
TeamSTEPPS has helped strengthen St. Mary’s communications, making interactions more frequent and effective, so the staff can stay on top of developing events to avoid C-sections whenever possible.
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