“Helping Good Teams Become Extraordinary Teams.”
The STORC Mobile Obstetric Simulation and Team Training Program brings high-tech simulation to healthcare institutions; to create a hands-on experience of real-life emergencies so clinical teams can practice responding to emergencies; and learn teamwork skills that improve clinical efficiency, staff satisfaction, and safety. This program is designed to assist institutions of all sizes and locations, to discover systems improvements, measure ongoing improvements in safety, and to evaluate, measure, and improve teamwork in the real-life clinical setting. Additional web-based resources provide ongoing safety evaluation and learning.
Program highlights include evidence-based team training that was built with NASA safety and human factors experts, simulations that are adapted to the local units’ equipment, structure, and needs, objective evaluations of performance, and interdisciplinary debriefing by clinicians with extensive training in debriefing. The program has shown reduced medication errors (up to 68%), measured improvements in teamwork behaviors, and immediate systems safety improvements all of which were maintained for years after training. STORC Simulation sites include frontier critical access hospitals, rural and urban community hospitals, academic medical centers and public and private prehospital emergency medical services and fire agencies.