First Advisor

Berg, Barbara


Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions

Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice


Loretto Heights School of Nursing

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

94 pages


Infusion of TeamSTEPPS studied the transformational change within a surgical department at a military treatment facility. TeamSTEPPS has been implemented in many hospitals to help with team development, communication, and patient safety. Infusion of TeamSTEPPS maintains the integrity of the program and gains additional buy-in from the team members by involving them in the infusion process. The process involved a gap analysis in understanding the team's integrated components of TeamSTEPPS and looked at infusing the unobserved components. The project revealed a significate change in team satisfaction and an increase in operating room utilization rates. Patient safety reporting increased during this period. The team felt empowered to speak up on the behave the patient and the organization. The Infusion of TeamSTEPPS influenced the culture of the operating room.

Date of Award

Summer 2016

Location (Creation)

Colorado (state); Denver (county); Denver (inhabited place)

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