Making a team of experts into an expert team

Adv Neonatal Care. 2011 Oct;11(5):334-9. doi: 10.1097/ANC.0b013e318229b4e8.


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.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Interdisciplinary Communication
  • Interprofessional Relations*
  • Neonatology / organization & administration*
  • Patient Care Team*
  • Quality of Health Care
  • Resuscitation