A bit late in my posting this week.

Week 9

Do you know how to use CUS words?   If you are a nursing student you certainly do.   I love this strategy from the TeamSTEPPS program.   This is a strategy we use with nursing students to help them learn how to communicate issues and concerns to physicians and other team members

C- I am concerned about………………………

U-I am uncomfortable with…………………

S- This is a safety issue and we need to………………..     

Full credit to the resource:  TeamSTEPPS (Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety.  For more information check out    http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/education/curriculum-tools/teamstepps/rrs/instructor_slides/rrsinstructmod.html