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BURAIDAH C ENTRAL H OSPITAL

Department: NURSING SERVICE Policy Index: PP-BCH-NR/GNR-006-DPP-E Title: New

B. C. H.

DPP

Replace Number: XXXXX Number of Pages: 2 Review Due: 01-12-1433 H

CROSS TRAINING AS A MOTIVATIONAL AND PROBLEM SOLVING TECHNIQUE IN NURSING SERVICES Applies to: Effective Date: All Nursing Staff 01-01-1432 H

1. PURPOSE:

1.1 1.2 1.3

Prevent stagnation of the nurses. Offers a learning and development opportunity. Enhances nurses professional growth and development.

2. DEFINITION:
2.1 It is a method to ensure that nurses are competent to provide care to group of patients that he / she doesnt have experience.This is accomplished by orientation to certain area, testing knowledge of caring for the patients.

3. POLICY:

3.1 Increase knowledge, know -how skills and work performance improves. 3.2 Better coordination and teamwork. 3.3 Erases differences and unhealthy competition.
3.4 Leads to the sharing of organizational goals and objectives.

4. PROCEDURES : 4.1 The most widely used form of cross training is job rotation which is usually on extended period from one month to six months. 4.2 In job rotation, the nurse is not considered as trainee, but is responsible over certain job functions. 4.3 Both cross training and job rotation create a team of workers, who are knowlegeable,
Prepared by: Magdalena Venzuela Nurse Supervisor Approved by: Ahmad Abdulla Al -Omar Hospital Director Page Number: 1/2 Approval Stamp

Form Index: BCH-QM-009-E

can easily replace each other. 4.4 Nursing Department faces some difficulty in implementing such techniques due to the refusal of the staff to be voluntary cross train. It is up to Nursing Management and convince them that this is of staff benefits to their careers.

3.1.5 In Nursing Department, the first two days can be considered as training period, since the time will be spent training. Explaining to them, answering questions and dis cussions. After the first two days, the trainees will become fully functional. 3.1.6. Define and analyze the expected benefits to those who would participate to the department involved and to the institution in general. 3.1.7 A policy, procedure and detailed planning for each activity communicating it verbally and by memorandum to each trainee and receiving head nurses.

4. PROCEDURES: 4.1 N/A.

5. FORMS AND EQUIPMENTS:


5.1 Nurses Schedule. 6. REFERENCES: 6.1 www.easy training. com 6.2 Windows Internet Explorer.

7. APPENDIX: 7.1 N/A.

8. APPROVAL :

Name Prepared by: Magdalena Venzuela 1. Abdulla Obeid Al-Harby Reviewed by: 2. Ehab El Husseiny Ibrahim 3. Manae Al-Belaihy Approved by:
Policy Number: PP-BCH-NR/GNR-006-DPP-E

Position Nurse Supervisor Nursing Director QM Director Medical Director Hospital Director

Signature

Date
22-11-1431 H 24-11-1431 H 29-11-1431 H 29-11-1431 H 01-12-1431 H

Ahmad Abdulla Al-Omar

Title: CROSS TRAINING AS MOTIVATIONAL AND PROBLEM SOLVING TECHNIQUE IN NURSING SERVICES

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Approval Stamp

Form Index: BCH-QM-009-E

Policy Number: PP-BCH-NR /GNR-DPP-E

Title: Page Number: Cross -Training As a Motivational And Problem Solving Technique In Nursing Services. 3/3

Approval Stamp

Form Index: BCH-QM-009-E