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Assessment of continuing competence of staff is a challenge for many healthcare organizations. There is no clear consensus as to what constitutes continuing competence or how to measure that competence. Methods for assessing continued competence of nurses are varied. A novel method, simulation and virtual reality technology, was used to assess the… (More)
Engineering of land application systems for livestock manure: A review. Canadian Biosystems Engineering/Le génie des biosystèmes au Canada 47: 6.17-6.28. Manure constitutes an unavoidable by-product of any livestock production system. The different and often highly variable biological, chemical, and physical properties of livestock manure can result in both… (More)
Home care nurses who have multiple roles can increase their value by validating their contributions and work efficiency. This article presents a method for tracking nurse efficiency for those who are paid on an hourly basis, and provides a mechanism to document their contributions to the home care agency.
The Canadian society for engineering in agricultural, food, environmental, and biological systems. Abstract For centuries, livestock manure has been utilized as an invaluable soil amendment and fertilizer for crops. The continuing growth of the livestock industry in both developed and developing countries coupled with the implementation of more rigorous… (More)
Deficiencies in nursing students' communication skills need to be addressed for students to influence and skillfully collaborate in crucial patient and self-advocacy conversations. This study evaluated the effectiveness of a communication competency educational program for nursing students (N = 61). A paired-sample t test determined that there was a… (More)