TeamSTEPPS Education Archived Event Activity

TeamSTEPPS – Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety

Release Date: 3/21/2013 Termination Date: 3/21/2014
Estimated Time to Complete Activity: 3 hours

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Course Description

TeamSTEPPS is an evidence based teamwork system to improve communication and teamwork skills among health care professionals.

This course has been tailored to enhance patient safety within the peri-op services.

Target Audience

Attending Staff, Residents, Medical Students, Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners and peri-operative nursing and allied health professionals.

Educational Objectives:

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the TeamSTEPPS training initiative team.
  • Discuss the benefits of team work and the characteristics of high-performing teams.
  • Identify components of multi-team system for mutual support.
  • Develop leadership skills to improve patient outcomes.

Faculty & Credentials

Course Director

Michael Marin, MD
Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Course Co-Directors

Michael Brodman, MD
Professor and Chair, Obstretics and
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    Erin DuPree, MD
Chief Medical Officer
The Mount Sinai Medical Center


Erin DuPree, MD
Chief Medical Officer
The Mount Sinai Medical Center
    David L. Feldman, MD, MBA
SVP & Chief Medical Officer
Hospitals Insurance Company, Inc.

Mei Kong, RN, MSN
Assistant Vice President,
Patient Safety and Employee Safety
New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation

    Peter Shamamian, MD
Chief Quality Officer
Chief, Division of General Surgery
Director, Pancreas and Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery
Montefiore Medical Center

There are no fees for participating in or receiving credit for this online activity.


This activity consists of a video that includes both PowerPoint live video of the presenters.

Method of Participation

To receive a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ you should:

  • Review the activity objectives and CME information.
  • View the presentations in this enduring material.
  • Complete the posttest and activity evaluation form. A score of at least 70% is required to successfully complete this activity and receive CME credit. There is no partial credit given for this activity.
  • Click on "claim credit" and follow the instructions to print out the credit certificate.

Hardware/software requirements:

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If you have questions about the participation process, please email the Office of Continuing Medical Education at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai at, For technical problems, email:

Accreditation/Credit Designation

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure policy statement

It is the policy of The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai to ensure objectivity, balance, independence, transparency, and scientific rigor in all CME-sponsored educational activities. All faculty participating in the planning or implementation of a sponsored activity are expected to disclose to the audience any relevant financial relationships and to assist in resolving any conflict of interest that may arise from the relationship. Presenters must also make a meaningful disclosure to the audience of their discussions of unlabeled or unapproved drugs or devices. This information will be available as part of the course materials.


Planners and Faculty for this activity have nothing to disclose.

Privacy and Confidentiality Policy:

The Icahn School of Medicine protects the privacy of personal and other information regarding participants and educational collaborations. The France Foundation will not release personally identifiable information to a third party without the individual’s consent, except such information as is required for reporting purposes to the ACCME.


The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai presents this information for educational purposes only. The content is provided solely by faculty who has been selected because of recognized expertise in their field. Participants have the professional responsibility to ensure that products are prescribed and used appropriately on the basis of their own clinical judgment and accepted standards of care. The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai assumes no liability for the information herein.