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Making a Team of Experts Into an Expert Team

Charney, Carol, MS, RN, FNP, NNP

doi: 10.1097/ANC.0b013e318229b4e8
Professional Growth and Development

Health care has traditionally been delivered primarily by experts working individually in a decentralized system lacking cohesive organization among professional disciplines. Only recently have the advantages of teamwork training been acknowledged in health care. This article explores the history, benefits, and recommendations for team training in neonatal care. TeamSTEPPS (Rockville, MD) and the revised Neonatal Resuscitation Program are cited as promising models for improved neonatal outcomes through professional teamwork.

Denver Health, Denver, Colorado.

Correspondence: Carol Charney, MS, RN, FNP, NNP, Denver Health, 777 Bannock Street, Denver, CO 80204 (

© 2011 National Association of Neonatal Nurses