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Compounding Disaster - July 2016 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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Critique and teach. Don't treat competency testing as a rubber- stamp process. If a staff member is deficient in the skills needed to start IVs efficiently and safely, arrange for her to receive extra train- ing from a skilled colleague until she gets up to speed and feels com- fortable with the task. Rising stakes Testing staff competencies has always been important, but the stakes are rising. A variety of accrediting organizations are calling for increased accountability for the level of care provided in surgical facilities. In addition, CMS is shifting its payment model from fee-for- service reimbursement to paying for quality outcomes. That means the competency of any one person working in your facility can have a significant impact on your organization's reputation and finances. OSM Ms. Geier (ann.geier@sourcemed.net), a longtime surgery center administrator, is the chief nursing officer at Source Medical. She thanks James Stobinski, PhD, RN, CNOR, for this contributions to this article. 5 J U l y 2 0 1 6 • O U T PA T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T • 2 5 you don't have to reinvent the wheel in order to test your staff's competencies. Here are some online resources you can access for tool-kits and testing modules. — Ann Geier, MS, RN, CNOR, CASC ONLINE HELP Competency Testing Resources osmag.net/9HVgCd AORN's Perioperative Job Descriptions and Competency Evaluation Tools osmag.net/qHtN2K HealthStream's Competency Center osmag.net/sd2TNY Institute for Healthcare Improvement's Situation, Background, Assessment and Recommendation osmag.net/2tRVcV Competency and Credentialing Institute

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