Accession Number : ADA346964
Title : The Readiness Training Program for Nursing Personnel in the AMEDD. Volume I, Program Development.
Descriptive Note : Final Rept. of study conducted 94-95
Corporate Author : CENTER FOR HEALTHCARE EDUCATION AND STUDIES FORT SAM HOUSTON TX
Personal Author(s) : Zadinsky, Julie K.
Report Date : SEP 1997
Pagination or Media Count : 159
Abstract : The primary purpose of the study was to evaluate a readiness training program for nursing personnel in the active and reserve components of the U. S. Army Medical Department (AMEDD). This formative evaluation, which used empirical data to assess program delivery in its early stages of development, was needed to provide information about how a proposed training program could be successfully implemented in the diverse training environments in the active and reserve components of the AMEDD (Rossi & Freeman, 1993; Wholey, Hatry, & Newcomer, 1994). This information provided insight into potential problems of program implementation and strategies for overcoming these problems. The training program that was a product of this evaluation is known as the Readiness Training Program for Nursing Personnel in the AMEDD. This training program was based on training needs identified in the study, Readiness Competency of Nursing Personnel in the AMEDD (Zadinsky, 1997). The Readiness Training Program provides units in the active and reserve components of the AMEDD with a method of selecting skills and functions for training; planning training based on an assessment of selected skills and functions; executing training using methods designed to train to standard; and assessing training based on a continuous evaluation of skills and functions. Critical training principles emphasized in this program include (a) making leaders responsible for training, (b) providing adequate training for trainers, (c) using appropriate publications for training, (d) using performance-oriented training, (e) training using realistic field conditions, (f) maintaining mission-essential equipment and supplies, (g) training to challenge, and (h) training to sustain proficiency.
Descriptors : *ARMY TRAINING , *MILITARY MEDICINE , *NURSING , TEST AND EVALUATION , REQUIREMENTS , MILITARY RESERVES , DELIVERY , ENVIRONMENTS , SKILLS , OPERATIONAL READINESS , FIELD CONDITIONS.
Subject Categories : PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT AND LABOR RELATIONS
MEDICINE AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
MILITARY FORCES AND ORGANIZATIONS
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE