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Transition to an interactive virtual skills-fair for a pediatric ambulatory care center

      Competency assessment in healthcare organizations is an ongoing effort “focused on (assessing) the specific knowledge, technical skills, and abilities required (of nurses) to deliver safe, quality care” ( , para. 9). The TJC does not specify what competencies to assess or the time between assessments. It is up to each healthcare organization to create a plan based on the skill level of its nursing staff, “the needs of its patient population, conditions or diseases treated, and the equipment it uses” ( , para.12). Numerous pediatric facilities choose to validate nursing competencies on an annual basis.
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        • Colver C.
        Developing a skills-fair workshop: Enhancing competency performance.
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        • The Joint Commission [TJC]
        Competency assessment vs. orientation.