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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 159 / Friday, August 18, 2017 / Notices The FTC Act and other laws that the Commission administers permit the collection of public comments to consider and use in this proceeding as appropriate. The Commission will consider all timely and responsive public comments that it receives on or before September 18, 2017. For information on the Commission’s privacy policy, including routine uses permitted by the Privacy Act, see https://www.ftc.gov/site-information/ privacy-policy. Comments on the information collection requirements subject to review under the PRA should additionally be submitted to OMB. If sent by U.S. mail, they should be addressed to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for the Federal Trade Commission, New Executive Office Building, Docket Library, Room 10102, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503. Comments sent to OMB by U.S. postal mail are subject to delays due to heightened security precautions. Thus, comments instead can also be sent via email to wliberante@omb.eop.gov. David C. Shonka, Acting General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2017–17445 Filed 8–17–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6750–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to request that the Office of Management and Budget approve the proposed information collection project: ‘‘TeamSTEPPS 2.0 Online Master Trainer Course.’’ This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on May 18, 2017, and allowed 60 days for public comment. AHRQ did not receive any substantive comments. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by September 18, 2017. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be submitted to: AHRQ’s OMB Desk mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Aug 17, 2017 Jkt 241001 Officer by fax at (202) 395–6974 (attention: AHRQ’s desk officer) or by email at OIRA_submission@ omb.eop.gov (attention: AHRQ’s desk officer). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doris Lefkowitz, AHRQ Reports Clearance Officer, (301) 427–1477, or by email at doris.lefkowitz@AHRQ.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Proposed Project TeamSTEPPS 2.0 Online Master Trainer Course This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information collection project: ‘‘TeamSTEPPS 2.0 Online Master Trainer Course.’’ In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104– 13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection. As part of its effort to fulfill its mission goals, AHRQ, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Defense’s TRICARE Management Activity, developed TeamSTEPPS® (Team Strategies and Tools for Enhancing Performance and Patient Safety) to provide an evidencebased suite of tools and strategies for training teamwork-based patient safety to health care professionals. TeamSTEPPS includes multiple toolkits, which are all tied to, or are variants of, the core curriculum. TeamSTEPPS resources have been developed for primary care, rapid response systems, long-term care, and patients with limited English proficiency. The main objective of the TeamSTEPPS program is to improve patient safety by training health care staff in various teamwork, communication, and patient safety concepts, tools, and techniques and ultimately helping to build national capacity for supporting teamwork-based patient safety efforts in health care organizations. Created in 2007, AHRQ’s National Implementation Program trains Master Trainers who have stimulated the use and adoption of TeamSTEPPS in health care delivery systems. These individuals were trained during two-day, in-person classes using the TeamSTEPPS core curriculum at regional training centers across the U.S. AHRQ has also provided PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39435 technical assistance and consultation on implementing TeamSTEPPS and has developed user networks, various educational venues, and other channels of learning for continued support and the improvement of teamwork in health care. Since the inception of the National Implementation Program, AHRQ has trained more than 6,000 participants to serve as TeamSTEPPS Master Trainers. The success of the National Implementation Program resulted in increased requests for in-person training, with wait lists for training at times exceeding 500 individuals. AHRQ has been unable to match the demand for TeamSTEPPS Master Training. To address this prevailing need, AHRQ developed TeamSTEPPS 2.0 Online Master Trainer course, which mirrors the TeamSTEPPS 2.0 core curriculum and provides equivalent training to the in-person classes offered through the National Implementation Program. As part of this initiative, AHRQ seeks to continue to conduct an evaluation of the TeamSTEPPS 2.0 Online Master Trainer program. This evaluation seeks to understand the effectiveness of TeamSTEPPS 2.0 Online Master Training and what revisions might be required to improve the training program. This research has the following goals: (1) Conduct a formative assessment of the TeamSTEPPS 2.0 Online Master Trainer program to determine what improvements should be made to the training and how it is delivered, and (2) Identify how trained participants use and implement the TeamSTEPPS tools and resources. The TeamSTEPPS 2.0 Online Master Trainer program is led by Reingold, Inc. This study is being conducted by Reingold’s subcontractor, IMPAQ International (IMPAQ). This study is being conducted pursuant to AHRQ’s statutory authority to conduct and support research on health care and on systems for the delivery of such care, including activities with respect to the quality, effectiveness, efficiency, appropriateness, and value of health care services and with respect to quality measurement and improvement, 42 U.S.C. 299a(a)(1) and (2). Method of Collection To achieve this project’s goals, AHRQ will train participants using the TeamSTEPPS 2.0 Online Master Trainer program and then survey these participants 6 months post-training. Each activity is briefly described below. 1. TeamSTEPPS 2.0 Online Master Trainer Course. This training program, which includes 13 accredited hours of E:\FR\FM\18AUN1.SGM 18AUN1 39436 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 159 / Friday, August 18, 2017 / Notices training, is based on the TeamSTEPPS 2.0 instructional materials and will be delivered online to 3,000 participants. The training will cover the core TeamSTEPPS tools and strategies, coaching, organizational change, and implementation science. 2. TeamSTEPPS 2.0 Online PostTraining Survey. This online instrument will be administered to all participants who complete the TeamSTEPPS 2.0 Online Master Training. The survey will be administered 6 months after participants complete the training program. This data collection is for the purpose of conducting an evaluation of the TeamSTEPPS 2.0 Online Master Trainer program which was last approved by OMB on November 14, 2014 (OMB Control Number is 0935–0224), and will expire November 30, 2017. The evaluation is primarily formative in nature as AHRQ seeks information to improve the delivery of the training. This is a new data collection for the purpose of conducting an evaluation of TeamSTEPPS 2.0 Online Master Trainer program. The evaluation will be primarily formative in nature as AHRQ seeks information to improve the delivery of the training. The OMB Control Number for the MEPS–HC and MPC is 0935–0118, which was last approved by OMB on December 20, 2012, and will expire on December 31, 2015. To conduct the evaluation, the TeamSTEPPS 2.0 Online Post-Training Survey will be administered to all individuals who completed the TeamSTEPPS 2.0 Online Master Trainer program, 6 months after completing training. The purpose of the survey is to assess the degree to which participants felt prepared by the training and what they did to implement TeamSTEPPS. Specifically, participants will be asked about their reasons for participating in the program; the degree to which they feel the training prepared them to train others in and use TeamSTEPPS; what tools they have implemented in their organizations; and resulting changes they have observed in the delivery of care. Estimated Annual Respondent Burden Exhibit 1 shows the estimated annualized burden hours for the respondent’s time to participate in the study. The TeamSTEPPS 2.0 Online Post-Training Survey will be completed by approximately 3,000 individuals. We estimate that each respondent will require 20 minutes to complete the survey. The total annualized burden is estimated to be 1,000 hours. Exhibit 2 shows the estimated annualized cost burden based on the respondents’ time to participate in the study. The total cost burden is estimated to be $45,320. EXHIBIT 1—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Form name Number of responses per respondent Hours per response Total burden hours Training participant questionnaire ................................................................... 3,000 1 20/60 1,000 Total .......................................................................................................... 3,000 N/A N/A 1,000 EXHIBIT 2—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED COST BURDEN Number of respondents Form name Total burden hours Average hourly wage rate * Total cost burden Training participant questionnaire ................................................................... 3,000 1,000 $45.32 $45,320 Total .......................................................................................................... 3,000 1,000 N/A $45,320 * Based on the mean of the average wages for all health professionals (29–0000) and wages for medical and health services managers (11– 9111) for the training participant questionnaire presented in the National Compensation Survey: Occupational Wages in the United States, May 2016, U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm). mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Request for Comments In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, comments on AHRQ’s information collection are requested with regard to any of the following: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of AHRQ health care research and health care information dissemination functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of AHRQ’s estimate of burden (including hours and costs) of the proposed collection(s) of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information upon the respondents, including the use of VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Aug 17, 2017 Jkt 241001 automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the Agency’s subsequent request for OMB approval of the proposed information collection. All comments will become a matter of public record. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Sharon B. Arnold, Deputy Director. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The notice for the proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. [FR Doc. 2017–17502 Filed 8–17–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–P PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [30Day–17–17ABD] Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review E:\FR\FM\18AUN1.SGM 18AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 159 (Friday, August 18, 2017)]
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[FR Doc No: 2017-17502]



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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES



 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality




Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 

Comment Request



AGENCY: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, HHS.



ACTION: Notice.



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SUMMARY: This notice announces the intention of the Agency for 

Healthcare Research and Quality to request that the Office of 

Management and Budget approve the proposed information collection 

project: ``TeamSTEPPS 2.0 Online Master Trainer Course.''

    This proposed information collection was previously published in 

the Federal Register on May 18, 2017, and allowed 60 days for public 

comment. AHRQ did not receive any substantive comments. The purpose of 

this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment.



DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by September 18, 2017.



ADDRESSES: Written comments should be submitted to: AHRQ's OMB Desk 

Officer by fax at (202) 395-6974 (attention: AHRQ's desk officer) or by 

email at OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov (attention: AHRQ's desk officer).



FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doris Lefkowitz, AHRQ Reports 

Clearance Officer, (301) 427-1477, or by email at 

doris.lefkowitz@AHRQ.hhs.gov.



SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:



Proposed Project



TeamSTEPPS 2.0 Online Master Trainer Course



    This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare 

Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of Management 

and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information collection project: 

``TeamSTEPPS 2.0 Online Master Trainer Course.'' In accordance with the 

Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3521, AHRQ invites the public 

to comment on this proposed information collection.

    In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 

104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), AHRQ invites the public to comment on 

this proposed information collection. As part of its effort to fulfill 

its mission goals, AHRQ, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of 

Defense's TRICARE Management Activity, developed TeamSTEPPS[supreg] 

(Team Strategies and Tools for Enhancing Performance and Patient 

Safety) to provide an evidence-based suite of tools and strategies for 

training teamwork-based patient safety to health care professionals. 

TeamSTEPPS includes multiple toolkits, which are all tied to, or are 

variants of, the core curriculum. TeamSTEPPS resources have been 

developed for primary care, rapid response systems, long-term care, and 

patients with limited English proficiency.

    The main objective of the TeamSTEPPS program is to improve patient 

safety by training health care staff in various teamwork, 

communication, and patient safety concepts, tools, and techniques and 

ultimately helping to build national capacity for supporting teamwork-

based patient safety efforts in health care organizations.

    Created in 2007, AHRQ's National Implementation Program trains 

Master Trainers who have stimulated the use and adoption of TeamSTEPPS 

in health care delivery systems. These individuals were trained during 

two-day, in-person classes using the TeamSTEPPS core curriculum at 

regional training centers across the U.S. AHRQ has also provided 

technical assistance and consultation on implementing TeamSTEPPS and 

has developed user networks, various educational venues, and other 

channels of learning for continued support and the improvement of 

teamwork in health care. Since the inception of the National 

Implementation Program, AHRQ has trained more than 6,000 participants 

to serve as TeamSTEPPS Master Trainers.

    The success of the National Implementation Program resulted in 

increased requests for in-person training, with wait lists for training 

at times exceeding 500 individuals. AHRQ has been unable to match the 

demand for TeamSTEPPS Master Training.

    To address this prevailing need, AHRQ developed TeamSTEPPS 2.0 

Online Master Trainer course, which mirrors the TeamSTEPPS 2.0 core 

curriculum and provides equivalent training to the in-person classes 

offered through the National Implementation Program.

    As part of this initiative, AHRQ seeks to continue to conduct an 

evaluation of the TeamSTEPPS 2.0 Online Master Trainer program. This 

evaluation seeks to understand the effectiveness of TeamSTEPPS 2.0 

Online Master Training and what revisions might be required to improve 

the training program.

    This research has the following goals:

    (1) Conduct a formative assessment of the TeamSTEPPS 2.0 Online 

Master Trainer program to determine what improvements should be made to 

the training and how it is delivered, and

    (2) Identify how trained participants use and implement the 

TeamSTEPPS tools and resources.

    The TeamSTEPPS 2.0 Online Master Trainer program is led by 

Reingold, Inc. This study is being conducted by Reingold's 

subcontractor, IMPAQ International (IMPAQ). This study is being 

conducted pursuant to AHRQ's statutory authority to conduct and support 

research on health care and on systems for the delivery of such care, 

including activities with respect to the quality, effectiveness, 

efficiency, appropriateness, and value of health care services and with 

respect to quality measurement and improvement, 42 U.S.C. 299a(a)(1) 

and (2).



Method of Collection



    To achieve this project's goals, AHRQ will train participants using 

the TeamSTEPPS 2.0 Online Master Trainer program and then survey these 

participants 6 months post-training. Each activity is briefly described 

below.

    1. TeamSTEPPS 2.0 Online Master Trainer Course. This training 

program, which includes 13 accredited hours of



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training, is based on the TeamSTEPPS 2.0 instructional materials and 

will be delivered online to 3,000 participants. The training will cover 

the core TeamSTEPPS tools and strategies, coaching, organizational 

change, and implementation science.

    2. TeamSTEPPS 2.0 Online Post-Training Survey. This online 

instrument will be administered to all participants who complete the 

TeamSTEPPS 2.0 Online Master Training. The survey will be administered 

6 months after participants complete the training program.

    This data collection is for the purpose of conducting an evaluation 

of the TeamSTEPPS 2.0 Online Master Trainer program which was last 

approved by OMB on November 14, 2014 (OMB Control Number is 0935-0224), 

and will expire November 30, 2017. The evaluation is primarily 

formative in nature as AHRQ seeks information to improve the delivery 

of the training.

    This is a new data collection for the purpose of conducting an 

evaluation of TeamSTEPPS 2.0 Online Master Trainer program. The 

evaluation will be primarily formative in nature as AHRQ seeks 

information to improve the delivery of the training.

    The OMB Control Number for the MEPS-HC and MPC is 0935-0118, which 

was last approved by OMB on December 20, 2012, and will expire on 

December 31, 2015.

    To conduct the evaluation, the TeamSTEPPS 2.0 Online Post-Training 

Survey will be administered to all individuals who completed the 

TeamSTEPPS 2.0 Online Master Trainer program, 6 months after completing 

training. The purpose of the survey is to assess the degree to which 

participants felt prepared by the training and what they did to 

implement TeamSTEPPS. Specifically, participants will be asked about 

their reasons for participating in the program; the degree to which 

they feel the training prepared them to train others in and use 

TeamSTEPPS; what tools they have implemented in their organizations; 

and resulting changes they have observed in the delivery of care.



Estimated Annual Respondent Burden



    Exhibit 1 shows the estimated annualized burden hours for the 

respondent's time to participate in the study. The TeamSTEPPS 2.0 

Online Post-Training Survey will be completed by approximately 3,000 

individuals. We estimate that each respondent will require 20 minutes 

to complete the survey. The total annualized burden is estimated to be 

1,000 hours.

    Exhibit 2 shows the estimated annualized cost burden based on the 

respondents' time to participate in the study. The total cost burden is 

estimated to be $45,320.



                                  Exhibit 1--Estimated Annualized Burden Hours

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                                                                     Number of

                    Form name                        Number of     responses per     Hours per     Total burden

                                                    respondents     respondent       response          hours

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Training participant questionnaire..............           3,000               1           20/60           1,000

                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------

    Total.......................................           3,000             N/A             N/A           1,000

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                                   Exhibit 2--Estimated Annualized Cost Burden

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                                                                                      Average

                    Form name                        Number of     Total burden     hourly wage     Total cost

                                                    respondents        hours          rate *          burden

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Training participant questionnaire..............           3,000           1,000          $45.32         $45,320

                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------

    Total.......................................           3,000           1,000             N/A         $45,320

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* Based on the mean of the average wages for all health professionals (29-0000) and wages for medical and health

  services managers (11-9111) for the training participant questionnaire presented in the National Compensation

  Survey: Occupational Wages in the United States, May 2016, U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor

  Statistics (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm).



Request for Comments



    In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, comments on AHRQ's 

information collection are requested with regard to any of the 

following: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is 

necessary for the proper performance of AHRQ health care research and 

health care information dissemination functions, including whether the 

information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of AHRQ's 

estimate of burden (including hours and costs) of the proposed 

collection(s) of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, 

and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to 

minimize the burden of the collection of information upon the 

respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or 

other forms of information technology.

    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 

and included in the Agency's subsequent request for OMB approval of the 

proposed information collection. All comments will become a matter of 

public record.



Sharon B. Arnold,

Deputy Director.

[FR Doc. 2017-17502 Filed 8-17-17; 8:45 am]

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