Assessing of the Relationship Between Health Care Quality Training and Health Care Leadership and Strategic Management in the United States

Terrence D. Probst, Karina Kasztelnik


The purpose of this quantitative correlational study is to evaluate if or to what extent there is a relationship between the frequency and amount of ongoing health care training and the severity among direct patient care staff within the U.S. This study accomplished through a survey of full-time healthcare employees, belonging to one of five professional healthcare associations, who have undergone health care training, have direct patient care responsibilities, and who work in acute care settings within the U.S. The survey evaluated the frequency and the number of hours an individual has received health training and correlate it to the severity. This implication is significant because, throughout the United States, hospitals have developed SPHM protocols that improve the rate and quality of safety training for direct patient care staff. The implications are, therefore, that factors such as the quality and effectiveness of SPHM training may need to be reviewed. Furthermore, the quality of the training, rather than the number and frequency, may be significant with reducing injuries and improving safety. The strengths of this study are the expected size of the data collection that the results have generalizability using this sampling method. This study contributes to the field by informing leaders in the healthcare industry about the implementation and sustainability of SPHM techniques that can be used to reduce the severity of worker injuries in their facilities over time.

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