Evaluating a Healthcare System's Use of the Wright Competency Assessment Model

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/621240
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Title:
Evaluating a Healthcare System's Use of the Wright Competency Assessment Model
Author(s):
Deere, Angela J.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Angela J. Deere, RN, CCRN, EMS
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, March 18, 2017: Competence in the health care industry is a fundamental expectation of healthcare organizations, consumers, regulatory boards, and accrediting agencies. Ensuring staff-members are competent is a complex process involving every discipline, at every level, ranging from the executive suite to the bedside caregiver. Donna Wright (2005) developed her model on competency assessment to address the dynamic nature of the health care field. She identified proven principles that could be applied to a multitude of situations where competency assessment was necessary. The three main principles of Wright's model are as follows: 1. Competencies are collarboratively identified; 2. The learner is at the center of the competency process; 3. Leaders create a culture of success with a dual focus-positive employee behavior andorganizational mission. Wright utilizes 11 validation methods in her modelwith the goal of successfully evaluating the dynamic needs of the health care field. The validation methods evaluate three common domains of learning: critical thinking, technical, and interpersonal skills. These domains of learning are necessary for all levels of providers in health care today. This study looked at one multi-hospital health care system's use of the Wright Competency Assessment Model (9WCAM) among the Emergency Departments (ED). The health care system consisted of four hospitals' Emergency Departments. A survey was sent to and completed by each of the unit educators and was based on the current years competency evaluation process. An analysis of the data collected identified that there was an inconsistent use of the model among the ED's of aspecific health care system, although it was chosen as the approved model for use several years prior. Three of the four hospitals reported using the Wright Competency Assessment Model and of the three the used it, none of them used all components of the model. The results revealed that there was a gap in understanding regarding the intended, proper application ofthe model. Learning Objectives: The learner will be able to describe the 3 essential principles of the Wright Competency Assessment Model. The learner will be able to identify the 11 validation methods of the Wright Competency Assessment Model. The learner will be able to analyze the health care system's use of the Wright Competency Assessment Model among the four Emergency Departments.
Keywords:
Competency; Wright; Emergency
Repository Posting Date:
3-Mar-2017
Date of Publication:
3-Mar-2017
Other Identifiers:
CHWE17PST51
Conference Date:
2017
Conference Name:
Creating Healthy Work Environments 2017
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Creating Healthy Work Environments 2017: Best Practices in Clinical and Academic Settings. Held at the JW Marriott, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

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dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleEvaluating a Healthcare System's Use of the Wright Competency Assessment Modelen
dc.contributor.authorDeere, Angela J.en
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsAngela J. Deere, RN, CCRN, EMSen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/621240-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, March 18, 2017: Competence in the health care industry is a fundamental expectation of healthcare organizations, consumers, regulatory boards, and accrediting agencies. Ensuring staff-members are competent is a complex process involving every discipline, at every level, ranging from the executive suite to the bedside caregiver. Donna Wright (2005) developed her model on competency assessment to address the dynamic nature of the health care field. She identified proven principles that could be applied to a multitude of situations where competency assessment was necessary. The three main principles of Wright's model are as follows: 1. Competencies are collarboratively identified; 2. The learner is at the center of the competency process; 3. Leaders create a culture of success with a dual focus-positive employee behavior andorganizational mission. Wright utilizes 11 validation methods in her modelwith the goal of successfully evaluating the dynamic needs of the health care field. The validation methods evaluate three common domains of learning: critical thinking, technical, and interpersonal skills. These domains of learning are necessary for all levels of providers in health care today. This study looked at one multi-hospital health care system's use of the Wright Competency Assessment Model (9WCAM) among the Emergency Departments (ED). The health care system consisted of four hospitals' Emergency Departments. A survey was sent to and completed by each of the unit educators and was based on the current years competency evaluation process. An analysis of the data collected identified that there was an inconsistent use of the model among the ED's of aspecific health care system, although it was chosen as the approved model for use several years prior. Three of the four hospitals reported using the Wright Competency Assessment Model and of the three the used it, none of them used all components of the model. The results revealed that there was a gap in understanding regarding the intended, proper application ofthe model. Learning Objectives: The learner will be able to describe the 3 essential principles of the Wright Competency Assessment Model. The learner will be able to identify the 11 validation methods of the Wright Competency Assessment Model. The learner will be able to analyze the health care system's use of the Wright Competency Assessment Model among the four Emergency Departments.en
dc.subjectCompetencyen
dc.subjectWrighten
dc.subjectEmergencyen
dc.date.available2017-03-03T14:34:47Z-
dc.date.issued2017-03-03-
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-03T14:34:47Z-
dc.conference.date2017en
dc.conference.nameCreating Healthy Work Environments 2017en
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen
dc.descriptionCreating Healthy Work Environments 2017: Best Practices in Clinical and Academic Settings. Held at the JW Marriott, Indianapolis, Indiana, USAen
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