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competency assesment tool

Monica L Lypson, Stanley J Hamstra, Paula T Ross, Larry D Gruppen, Lisa M Colletti
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to describe the validation process for assessing an instrument to assess residents' aseptic technique skills. METHODS: The validation study entailed comparisons of the performance of aseptic technique procedures between postgraduate year-1 (PGY-1) surgical residents and PGY-2/3 surgical residents. We also compared the performance of PGY-1 surgical residents from 2 different academic years for the same procedures. Finally, we compared the performance of novices (medical students) and experts (operating room nurses) in an effort to determine validity...
March 2010: Journal of Graduate Medical Education
P Vannie, I Capua, M F Le Potier, D K J Mackay, B Muylkens, S Parida, D J Paton, E Thiry
Molecular biology and technical advances in DNA recombination have ushered in a new era in vaccinology. This article examines the recent development of specific marker vaccines and examines the impact of their use on the diagnosis and prevention of major infectious diseases. Gene-deleted vaccines, DIVA strategies (differentiating infected from vaccinated animals) and similar methods have been successfully applied in the control and eradication of Aujeszky's disease, infectious bovine rhinotracheitis, classical swine fever, foot and mouth disease and, recently, avian influenza...
August 2007: Revue Scientifique et Technique
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