In my experience in the Middle East, not all staff have external credentials. Often there are high-level technical staff assuming roles that would not be permitted to them if they lacked such qualifications in other countries. How do you have your uncredentialed staff assess someone with an internationally recognized qualification? How can you minimize bias in the process? This is my approach.
This is an update of a previous policy.
This is a sample competency assessment for staff signing out and transporting blood components from the hospital blood bank to the operating theaters and emergency room. It was prepared by my Quality Manager, Editha Durante, who supervised the assessments.