Competency Management for the Emergency Department This title has been archived.

Author: Adrianne Avillion, DEd, RN, Barbara Brunt, MA, MN(c), RN, BC, Gwen Valois, MS, RN, BC, Jane Alberico, MS, RN, CEN
Publisher: HCPro, Inc.
Publication Date: 2005
ISBN 10: 1578396883
ISBN 13: 9781578396887
Edition: 1st


Competency Management for the Emergency Department is a complete competency program created specifically for assessing, validating, and documenting the skills of ED nurses. This resource addresses topics and skills needed to meet and exceed the competency requirements of the JCAHO and other regulatory bodies. Also includes helpful tips and strategies for effectively assessing and evaluating the training needs of ED nursing staff.

Table of Contents

Front Matter

  • About the authors
  • Preface
  • How to use this book

CHAPTER 1: Why is competency validation required?

  • Regulating competence
  • Competency and litigation
  • Case study: Surveyors tracing for competent care
  • References

CHAPTER 2: What is competency validation?

  • Competency-based education
  • Defining competencies
  • Classifying competencies by level and domains
  • Who performs competency validation?
  • Mandatory training v. competencies
  • Mapping competencies for orientation, annual assessments
  • Methods to validate competencies
  • Scheduling and organizing the competencies
  • References

CHAPTER 3: Include competency validation in job descriptions and the performance-evaluation process

  • The benefits
  • JCAHO expectations
  • Key elements of a competency-based job description

CHAPTER 4: Train staff to perform competency validation

  • Developing a competency assessment training program
  • Identifying your competency assessors
  • Peer review
  • Keeping your validation system consistent
  • Incorporating age-specific competencies
  • Documentation and recordkeeping
  • Conclusion
  • References

CHAPTER 5: Keep up with new competencies

  • Potential categories for new competencies
  • Guidelines for new competency development
  • Best practices for the implementation of new competencies
  • Dimensions of competencies
  • References

CHAPTER 6: Using your skills checklists

  • Difference between orientation checklists and skills checklists
  • Skills checklists for annual competency assessment
  • References

How to use the files on your CD-ROM

  • Installation instructions

ED—Emergency Department

  • Contents

ALL (General, All Units)

  • Contents