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Annual Competencies

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UCLA is committed to employing the most expert nursing staff. This involves remaining on the cutting-edge of knowledge and technology. On an annual basis, a team of nursing experts-including nursing management, Clinical Nurse Specialists and unit-based educators-carefully evaluate the unit-based learning needs and competencies of staff. A structured program, comprised of lectures, hands-on training and evaluation, is provided to ensure that direct care nurses are performing at the highest level necessary to provide safe and effective patient care. Annual competencies will include 'general' patient care topics, such as central venous line care and blood administration and unit-specific topics such as hemodynamic monitoring. Training on new technologies, such as medication bar coding, is provided throughout the implementation period and may also be an annual competency. Annual competencies are held at orientation and once a year.

Annual Competencies

Blood Administration:

Patient Classification System - Evalisys:

Patient Classification System-ICU Acuity:

Annual Required Education

Central Venous Catheter Care Training (RN's Only)


Orientation and Annual Education Guide

POCT Tests:


Annual Safe Patient Handling Training

Annual Stroke Training (Due in 2016)

Unit Education

Annual Chemotherapy Training (Chemo Verified RNs Only)

Fall Prevention:

PEDS PICU Fall Case Study Scenarios

CAUTI Maintenance Quality Outcomes Training RN

Sepsis Training

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