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Tips from BESD: Pay attention to subtle changes in Survey Activity Guide

Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, June 11, 2010

The Survey Activity Guide (SAG) was last updated by The Joint Commission in February. According to Bud Pate, REHS, vice president of content and development at The Greeley Company, a division of HCPro, Inc., in Marblehead, MA, the subtle changes in the survey guide signal a potential for changes in the survey process.

Instead of arriving with a predetermined agenda, the survey team will arrive with a list of required activities. The team will depend on organizational leaders to help develop these activities into an efficient survey agenda. Start to create draft agendas and determine options for collaboration with the survey leaders.

Editor's note: This excerpt was adapted from the June 2010 issue of Briefings on Evidence-Based Staff Development. Discover all the benefits of subscribing to Briefings on Evidence-Based Staff Development.

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