Long-Term Care

Master competency management in your facility

PPS Alert for Long-Term Care, June 1, 2010

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Does it seem as though regulatory survey teams visit you every day? Sometimes the survey is announced and sometimes it’s a surprise, but the surveyors—regardless of whom they represent—are always concerned about “competency.” 

The definition of this word is in the eye of the beholder. For example, Webster’s New World College Dictionary defines competent as “well qualified, capable, fit.” The American Nurses Association defines competency as “an expected level of performance that results from an integration of knowledge, skills, abilities, and judgment.” In healthcare, however, it’s not so simple.

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