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TeamSTEPPS Master Training Course


October 22-23  |  AORN HQ, Denver, CO  |  13.0 CH  |  Register Now

In order to work as a highly effective perioperative team, you have to put many different pieces into place. TeamSTEPPS® is designed to help healthcare professionals do just that. This evidence-based program teaches strategies, techniques, and tools to improve teamwork through more effective communication and reduce medical errors resulting in higher quality, safer patient care. 

Upon completing this two-day course you will receive a set of ready-to-use materials and a training curriculum designed for you to successfully teach and integrate teamwork principles into practice. Your materials include fundamentals modules in text and presentation format, a pocket guide that corresponds with the essential version of the course, video vignettes to illustrate key concepts, and a supporting DVD on change management, coaching, and implementation. You will use these tools to teach the rest of your team how to use these tools every day to benefit teamwork and break down barriers.

Program Objectives:  

  • Discuss the key components of TeamSTEPPS®
  • Practice the implementation of key components of TeamSTEPPS® using vignettes
  • Identify how TeamSTEPPS® can be used to impact a problem while working in teams
  • Discuss how you will use the tools to impact teamwork

Who Should Attend

Bring your team or attend as a sole participant as a  representative for your team.


Amy Halverson MD
Dr. Halverson is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital where she currently leads the TeamSTEPPS master training program. Dr. Halverson serves on the AORN Guidelines for Perioperative Practice Advisory Board. Dr. Halverson is returning as the lead faculty for the course. She presented the preconference program TeamSTEPPS® Master Training Course in March 2015 at the AORN Surgical Conference and EXPO.  

Ellice Mellinger MS, BSN, RN, CNOR
Ellice is a Perioperative Education Specialist for AORN in Denver, Colorado. She is involved with educational program planning and development, and is a nurse lead for a variety of educational initiatives. She is also a  TeamSTEPPS® master trainer.

Event Details 

Location: AORN
2170 South Parker Rd, Suite 400
Denver, CO 80231

Parking: Free onsite

Registration Fee: $325

Once You Have Registered: You will be sent an optional pre-work assessment tool to help you prepare for the two-day onsite course. Completing the pre-work can assist the faculty tailor the curriculum to your needs. 


Thursday, October 22:  8:00am - 4:30pm  (registration 7:30-8:00am)  
Friday, October 23:  8:00am - 3:30pm  (7:30 sign in and breakfast)  

* Breakfast & Lunch will be provided 

Training Session Information

Training sessions will be didactic lecture/discussion, simulation activities, and breakout sessions to start to put the lessons into action.

Contact Information

Questions about the program content?  
Please contact Ellice Mellinger at 800-755-2676 ext 263

Questions about registration?
Please contact AORN Customer Service 800-755-2676


 Accredited Provider   AORN 

AORN is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Organizations with the designation “Accreditation with Distinction” have completed an accreditation review with no deficiencies (progress report requirements).

AORN is Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 13019.

AORN recognizes these activities as continuing education for registered nurses. This recognition does not imply that AORN or the American Nurses Credentialing Center approves or endorses products mentioned in the activity.

Guidelines for Perioperative Practice


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