5170.0 Improving the Health Workforce: Issues and Opportunities

Wednesday, November 7, 2007: 2:30 PM
This student will present the results of an on-line survey administered via email to determine the levels of staff confidence to perform tasks across and within ten (10) essential services, including emergency preparedness. Further discussion will focus on nursing unit turnover and its relationship to quality of care, medication errors and other unit-level patient outcomes. The session will also include a presentation focusing on strategies for reducing emergency department crowding.
Session Objectives: Participants should be able to: Identify the core preparedness competencies for public health workers categorized across the ten (10) essential services. Develop an understanding of the relationship between nursing unit turnover and workgroup processes. Describe the effects of emergency department crowing and identify key domains in hospital workflow to improve patient flow.

2:55 PM
Coping with crowding: Enhancing work flow to reduce hospital crowding
Bruce Siegel, MD, MPH, Marcia J. Wilson, MBA and Donna Sickler, MPH
3:20 PM
Emergency Preparedness Readiness of the Public Health Workforce in a Rural, Appalachian Regional Health Office
Julie Best, RD, Paul Campbell Erwin, MD, MPH, Kirsten Anderson and Betsy Haughton, EdD, RD, LDN

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Organized by: Health Administration
Endorsed by: Community Health Workers SPIG

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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