Competence Assessment Tools for Health-System Pharmacies

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ASHP, Sep 1, 2007 - Medical - 600 pages
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Since its original publication, Competence Assessment Tools for Health-System Pharmacies has continued to meet the changing needs of pharmacy directors and their staff. Designed as a complete human resource competence assessment program, this benchmark resource ensures pharmacies comply with the competence assessment standards of The Joint CommissionÔ. Newly updated and revised, Competence Assessment provides practical tools to assess and document an employee’s ability to perform assigned duties and meet Joint Commission human resource requirements. Save time and increase efficiency with this essential tool that supplements and reinforces staff knowledge in key competency areas. New to the Fourth Edition: 
  • Enhanced CD-ROM allows you to easily adapt many of the forms for your own practice including the job descriptions and orientation record.
 •          Updated resources for customizing job descriptions, including job description, competence assessment summary, and performance evaluation templates for a Pharmacy Purchasing Technician. •          Inclusion of a study guide for the emergency management chapter. •          New chapters on intravenous to oral therapy conversion and antibiotic streamlining. •          Expanded information in the hazardous materials chapter including the requirements of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and practice recommendations from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and ASHP. •          Updated controlled substances chapter including information about the Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act. •          New test questions in many chapters including use of a patient case report format for tests in the clinically-oriented chapters. 
 

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Dr. Murdaugh received a bachelor's degree in pharmacy and a doctorate in drug and materials toxicology from the University of Tennessee. While pursuing her doctorate, she was a fellow of the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education. She also completed a traineeship in acute care anticoagulation at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital and certification in asthma patient care at the University of Tennessee. She is currently a Director of Accreditation and Medication Safety for the Pharmacy Solutions business of Cardinal Health. Lee has over 27 years experience in the healthcare industry and in assisting more than 1000 hospitals in preparation for regulatory and accreditation surveys. Prior to joining Cardinal Health, she served as the Director of Pharmacy in a 535-bed tertiary care hospital. Dr. Murdaugh's practice interests are in the areas of medication safety, accreditation, regulatory compliance, and competence assessment. Lee is an author and contributing author to several ASHP publications and  has also published in professional journals such as Hospital Pharmacy. She is a frequent speaker to national and state pharmacy professional organizations on accreditation, regulatory, medication safety, competence assessment, and other related topics.

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