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Keywords

MARATHON, COMPETENCY, SAFETY EDUCATION, SELF LEARNING PACKET

 

Authors

  1. Flurer, Nancy L. MS, RN,C
  2. Moore, Carol G. MS, RN,C

Abstract

An interdisciplinary team of medical center employees transformed a 2-hour mandatory safety class into a 15-minute interactive marathon. The marathon, coupled with a self-learning packet and posttest, not only measured cognitive knowledge but included a component of competence demonstration. The information included 10 specific safety topics pertinent to all medical center employees including those in 12 physician satellite offices. This educational format has proven successful in providing safety information that is fast, fun, and effective.

 

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