Competency Assessment: A Practical Guide to the Joint Commission Standards, 3rd Edition
Brenda G, Summers, MBA/MHA, MSN, RN, CNAA, Wendy Sue Woods, RN
Softcover book + companion CD-ROM with customizable forms
Manual Size: 8.5" x 11"
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Your one-stop competency compliance guide.
Competency Assessment remains among The Joint Commission’s top problematic standards. You need a resource that not only explains exactly how to comply with this perennial problem area but also provides real-time tools to evaluate competency.
To help you, we’ve updated our “must-have” competency assessment resource: Competency Assessment: A Practical Guide to the Joint Commission Standards. You’ll have the information and tools you need to achieve compliance. Population-specific competencies, ongoing assessment ... we’ll help you comply!
We understand your need for more than just theorizing on the competency assessment standards. That’s why this edition of Competency Assessment focuses on ongoing competency and validating competency in accordance with Joint Commission standards. You get an easy-to-reference guide with the very best real-world strategies, the most useful forms, and the most practical tools you can incorporate into your own competency assessment program immediately, including:
Sample Orientation Outline
Competency Assessment Tool
Sample Questions for Self-Assessment
Six Steps to a Successful Competency
List of Questions Surveyors Might Ask
Sample Population-Specific Components
Two posters you can hang in your facility to make sure everyone is aware of your commitment to competency assessment
Ongoing Competence Decision Tree
One of the most useful features of Competency Assessment: A Practical Guide to the Joint Commission Standards is a valuable real-life case study. You’ll learn how an Ohio hospital put one of the authors’ techniques into action, and how they benefited as a result.
This valuable resource includes a CD-ROM full of job descriptions and competency plans you can customize to meet your facility’s needs. This book and CD-ROM set is your perfect solution to competency assessment compliance. With your copy close at hand, you’ll:
UNDERSTAND the intent of each Joint Commission standard and how best to comply and demonstrate compliance to surveyors
LEARN how to assess competency, including population-served (age-specific) competencies
CREATE effective strategies for carrying out ongoing competency assessments
CUSTOMIZE the tools and techniques provided for your competency assessment program
BENEFIT from knowing what to do with the results of your assessments
Your staff must be qualified to perform their job; your patients’ health — and lives — rest in their hands. Ensure a strong competency management system with this hands-on, how-to compliance guide.
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