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Continuing Education for Patient Care Technicians: A Unit-Based, RN-Led Initiative

Small, Acieta MSA; Okungu, Lilian Atieno BSN; Joseph, Tamika BSN

AJN, American Journal of Nursing: August 2012 - Volume 112 - Issue 8 - p 51–55
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000418099.61811.c4
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How nurses at one hospital designed and implemented a continuing education program to ensure the delivery of safe, high-quality patient care.

Acieta Small is director of patient care services at St. Luke's Warren Hospital in Phillipsburg, NJ. Lilian Atieno Okungu is nurse manager, preadmission testing, at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City, where Tamika Joseph is assistant nurse manager. Contact author: Acieta Small, acietasmall@gmail.com. The authors have disclosed no conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.