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Ready and Resilient Award

Team Resiliency for Enhanced Effectiveness and Patient Safety during the National Coronavirus Pandemic

Who are champions for resiliency during the COVID-19 pandemic?

The Ready and Resilient Award was created to recognize teams or individuals for their dedication during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Award Categories include:

Put People First
Stay connected, communicate early & often; people need information. Establish a communication ‘hub’ to communicate critical information.

Take Care of Yourself
Be aware of your own current state; Emotions take a toll.

Take Care of Your Team
The team needs to regain/maintain its focus – know and share the plan, determine how the virus is affecting your team.

Prioritize on the Essential
Continuously assess - What has changed since last brief? New requirements? Changes in patient status? In assignments? In staff?

Ask For and Offer Help
Actively seek/ask for task assistance from within the team or outside resources.

Do the Right Thing Right
Is the team vigilant with protocol requirements? Contingency plan? Handwashing? Isolation? Visitors? PPE? Physical space?


For more information about the award to nominate an individual or team, visit the TeamSTEPPSTeam Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety (TeamSTEPPS) is an evidence-based teamwork system designed to improve the quality, safety and efficiency of healthcare. TeamSTEPPS consists of a collection of instructions, materials and tools to help drive a successful teamwork initiative from the initial planning to implementation through to sustainment. The system is designed to improve patient safety using a three-phase approach: Phase I Assessment: Facility determines organizational readiness; Phase II Planning, Training & Implementation: Facility “decides what to do” and “makes it happen;” and Phase III Sustainment: Facility spreads the improvements in teamwork performance, clinical processes and outcomes resulting from the TeamSTEPPS initiative.TeamSTEPPS page on the Patient Safety Learning Center.

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