Keep pediatric skills high with competencies

April 2007
Hospice Management Advisor;Apr2007, Vol. 12 Issue 4, p43
The article focuses on five home health agencies in New England and on the issue of health personnel's pediatric skills improvement. Beth Shelton, clinical team leader at Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services, notes that they do not have enough referrals to improve the pediatric skills of their staff. Tina Smith, maternal child manager for Concord Regional VNA, states that care standards and staff competencies for pediatric care are necessary to improve their services.


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