TITLE

RECOGNIZING THE PRIMACY OF COMPETENCY AND EXPOSING THE EXISTENCE OF INCOMPETENCE

AUTHOR(S)
Alspach, Grif
PUB. DATE
August 2008
SOURCE
Critical Care Nurse;Aug2008, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author looks at the significance of clinical competency as an element in providing optimal care for critically ill patients and in creating an optimal work environment for critical care nurses. During the 1980s, competency-based approaches to critical care orientation and staff development programs have been introduced, and had been expanded by the 1990s when the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations' (JCAHO) Human Resource standards established requirements for initial and ongoing assessments of staff competency.
ACCESSION #
33362115

 

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