Assignment: Training Nursing Staff
Assignment: Training Nursing Staff
Curado and Teixeira (2014) used the Kirkpatrick levels model to evaluate training programs in a small logistics company. The authors estimated the fifth level of the modelVROI by reviewing (a) performance reports, (b) attained objectives, (c) service and productivity levels, (d) quality audits, and (e) accounting data. The training programs addressing work quality and conditions had above average returns, and the program on corporate so- cial responsibility producedbelow average results. Barriers to successful ROI estimation were reported as lack of qual- ification to calculate personnel time and financial resources consumed. Curado and Teixeira discussed the long-term challenge of human resource managers to pragmatically obtain accurate data to calculate learning benefits as sty- mied until Phillips and Phillips (2009) and Noe (2010) added ROI to the fifth level of Kirkpatrick’s model.
Herzer, Niessen, Constenla, Ward, and Pronovost (2014) listed the cost of education as $3,579 of total pro- gram ($192,292) on central line-associated bloodstream infections prevention. The total initiative was a multiface- ted quality improvement program in ICUs reporting employee education as only a small part of efforts. The ba- sis of the initiative was to examine the cost-effectiveness of the Keystone ICU project (Waters et al., 2011) using hospi- tal data and nationally representative data sources. We excluded this study because the NPD economic impact was difficult to sort out from the impact of the other inter- ventions. The estimate of costs
for education of clinicians was very low, creating questions about how itwas calculated.
Quinn et al. (2014) reported a cost avoidance of $1.6 million from nonventilator hospital-acquired pneumonia as a result of implementing oral nursing care. However, the cost andmethodsof educating thenurseswasnot described in the article; therefore, it was not included in the synthesis.
Finally, Simmons et al. (2017) studied trainingnonnursing staff to provide caloric supplementation for nutritionally at-risk nursing home residents
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