“Patient Safety” is the buzz word in healthcare and “TeamSTEPPS” is the buzzword in interpreting. At the 2015 IMIA Congress, the keynote speaker Dr. Green discussed the idea of “speaking safety” when educating healthcare providers on the importance of using qualified interpreters and working with them as professional interpreters. But how? There is a delicate fine line between “speaking safety” and maintaining the professional boundaries of a medical interpreter. The TeamSTEPPS videos are exciting but misleading. This workshop will show and teach you the framework and spirit of TeamSTEPPS and how to integrate this valuable communication framework appropriately into the professional activities of medical interpreters. This workshop has been approved for 0.8 CEUs by IMIA. It is currently the only approved CEU workshop in New York Area.
Integrating TeamSTEPPS into Medical Interpreting