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ERIC Number: ED431919
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Aug-1
Pages: 60
Abstractor: N/A
Designing a Staff Development Program and Subsequent Handbook for Use at Woburn Nursing Center: A Long-Term Care Facility of Salter Healthcare Services.
McKinnon, Cole; Capone, Martha
Woburn Nursing Center (WNC), a private nursing home owned and operated by Salter Healthcare Services (SHS), developed an integrated, comprehensive staff development program and handbook. A literature review focused on staff needs, responsible agent, and handbook development. The following activities were undertaken: a review of ERIC documents, journals, and tests relating to staff development programs; examination of handbooks from local nursing homes; consultation with staff development coordinators from other Salter Homes for program content; solicitation of input from professional peers working in specialty positions; and review of Commission for the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations, state, and federal standards and regulation manuals, and facility documents. The development phases of the handbook were conceptualization and design; initial draft; revision; preparation of complete draft; and final review and revision. (The report contains 25 references and the staff development handbook. Seven sections cover the following: SHS; staff development program guidelines; orientation program; staff competency; performance improvement; education of residents; and instructional methods. Section 8 provides sample forms and materials: employee satisfaction survey, orientation form, competency and skills checklists, course guidelines for mandatory inservice training, teaching outline, inservice evaluation form, and description of inservice fair.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A