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Results from the Quality Early Childhood Training Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

High-quality child care is related to children's positive developmental outcomes. One way to increase quality of care is to provide training to child care providers. This study used assessment-based training to determine if overall quality of care in center-based preschools could be enhanced. Participants were recruited from six center-based…

Wilcox-Herzog, Amanda; McLaren, Meridyth; Ward, Sharon; Wong, Eugene

2013-01-01

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Bacteriological Methods in Water Quality Control Programs. Training Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This training manual presents material on basic bacteriological laboratory procedures as required by Federal Register Water Quality Guidelines. Course topics include: characteristics, occurrences, and significance of bacterial indicators of pollution; bacteriological water quality standards and criteria; collection and handling of samples;…

Office of Water Program Operations (EPA), Cincinnati, OH. National Training and Operational Technology Center.

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Evaluating the quality and effectiveness of hazardous waste training programs  

SciTech Connect

An installation`s compliance with Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste regulations is strongly dependent on the knowledge, skill, and behavior of all individuals involved in the generation and management of hazardous waste. Recognizing this, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command (HQ/AFMC) determined that an in-depth evaluation of hazardous waste training programs at each AFMC installation was an appropriate element in assessing the overall effectiveness of installation hazardous waste management programs in preventing noncompliant conditions. Consequently, pursuant to its authority under Air Force Instruction (AFI) 32-7042, Solid and Hazardous Waste Compliance (May 12, 1994) to support and maintain hazardous waste training, HQ/AFMC directed Argonne National Laboratory to undertake the Hazardous Waste Training Initiative. This paper summarizes the methodology employed in performing the evaluation and presents the initiative`s salient conclusions.

Kolpa, R.L.; Haffenden, R.A. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); Weaver, M.A. [Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH (United States)

1996-05-01

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The Impact of Practical Relevance on Training Transfer: Evidence from a Service Quality Training Program for German Bank Clerks  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The management literature provides a variety of recommendations as to how workers' customer orientation might be improved, including through training. Crucial factors in the process of transferring the contents of service quality training programs to practice, however, have not yet been sufficiently analysed. This study proposes and tests a model…

Liebermann, Susanne; Hoffmann, Stefan

2008-01-01

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Bacteriological Methods in Water Quality Control Programs: Training Manual.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This Training Manual is designed for laboratory personnel who can perform basic bacteriological procedures such as sample inoculations, transfers, weighings, and related skills. The manual contains theoretical information and analytical procedures for par...

R. Russomanno

1980-01-01

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Evaluation of the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI) Training Program on Pressure Ulcers.  

PubMed

The National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI) Pressure Ulcer Training Program was developed to improve nursing accuracy and reliability in identifying and staging pressure ulcers and differentiating hospital- and unit-acquired from community-acquired pressure ulcers. Of 5,200 individuals who completed the training program within 5 months of release, 937 provided written evaluation comments. Four major themes emerged from content analysis of the evaluation remarks: pressure ulcer and other wound pictures; accuracy and clarity of content; program design and technology; and the educational/informational experience. Reviewers most frequently commented on their positive learning experience. Program components that enhanced the educational experience included the array of pressure ulcer pictures at each stage and pictures of other wounds. Clarity of content, program design, and technological problems were barriers to reviewer satisfaction. Findings suggest the NDNQI Pressure Ulcer Training Program was effective for educating staff nurses on pressure ulcer identification and staging. PMID:19639914

Bergquist-Beringer, Sandra; Davidson, Jan; Agosto, Carolyn; Linde, Norma K; Abel, Marla; Spurling, Kara; Dunton, Nancy; Christopher, Angela

2009-06-01

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The Department of Veterans Affairs National Quality Scholars Fellowship Program: experience from 10 years of training quality scholars.  

PubMed

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Quality Scholars Fellowship Program (VAQS) was established in 1998 as a postgraduate medical education fellowship to train physicians in new methods of improving the quality and safety of health care for veterans and the nation. The VAQS curriculum is based on adult learning theory, with a national core curriculum of face-to-face components, technologically mediated distance learning components, and a unique local curriculum that draws from the strengths of regional resources. VAQS has established strong ties with other VA programs. Fellows' research and quality improvement projects are integrated with local and regional VA leaders' priorities, enhancing the relevance and visibility of the fellows' efforts and promoting recruitment of fellows to VA positions. VAQS has enrolled 98 fellows since 1999; 75 have completed the program and 24 are currently enrolled. Fellowship graduates have pursued a variety of career paths: 17% are continuing training (most in VA), 31% hold a VA faculty/staff position, 66% are academic faculty, and 80% conduct clinical or research work related to health care improvement. Graduates have held leadership positions in VA, Department of Defense, academic medicine, and public health agencies. Combining knowledge about the improvement of health care with adult learning strategies, distance learning technologies, face-to-face meetings, local mentorship, and experiential projects has been successful in improving care in VA and preparing physicians to participate in, study, and lead the improvement of health care quality and safety. PMID:19940583

Splaine, Mark E; Ogrinc, Greg; Gilman, Stuart C; Aron, David C; Estrada, Carlos A; Rosenthal, Gary E; Lee, Sei; Dittus, Robert S; Batalden, Paul B

2009-12-01

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Quality Management and Training Design.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Outlines the development of a strategy that applies quality management techniques to a training development program based on experiences at Lloyds Bank (United Kingdom). Topics discussed include computer-based training and software development; environmental influences affecting standards development; quality control; assessment against the…

Williams, Meurig

1994-01-01

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TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE DOCUMENT: QUALITY ASSURANCE GUIDELINE FOR VISIBLE EMISSION TRAINING PROGRAMS  

EPA Science Inventory

This document describes procedures and outlines technical guidance for assistance in establishing effective visible emission observer training programs. Smoke generator operating information is presented and appendices gives examples of sample classroom training lectures as well ...

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Guidance for training program evaluation  

SciTech Connect

An increased concern about the training of nuclear reactor operators resulted from the incident at TMI-2 in 1979. Purpose of this guide is to provide a general framework for the systematic evaluation of training programs for DOE Category-A reactors. The primary goal of such evaluations is to promote continuing quality improvements in the selection, training and qualification programs.

Not Available

1984-01-01

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CONTROLLING THE QUALITY OF TRAINING.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

THE NEED FOR A QUALITY CONTROL SYSTEM IN A MILITARY TRAINING PROGRAM AND THE METHODS OF ESTABLISHING SUCH A UNIT ARE DESCRIBED AND EVALUATED IN THIS REPORT. THE PURPOSE OF QUALITY CONTROL IS TO INSURE A SATISFACTORY STANDARD OF COMPETENCE AMONG THE STUDENTS WHO GRADUATE, TO MAINTAIN THIS QUALITY BY A CONTINUOUS MONITORING PROCESS, AND TO IMPROVE…

SMITH, ROBERT G., JR.

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[Resident training program of coroner's office and trauma quality assurance in Los Angeles County, California, USA].  

PubMed

The author attended a practical training program at the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office for 2 weeks in June 2008. The systems of investigating the cause of death in the USA are not unified because every state has its own laws and systems, with Los Angeles County having a mixed system of Coroner and Medical Examiner. This report is presented to introduce the training course for medical residents at the Institute of LA. To begin, a tour through the office was provided. All residents then underwent a mask-fit-test in order to prevent infections. A conference to present cases for the day was held each morning, as well as lectures once or twice per week. The whole staff instructed the trainees with care, not only in the Institute but also at the death scene and the court. Additionally, the author also attended the LAC + USC Medical Center Combined Trauma Death Review Committee as an observer. This committee is very important for trauma quality assurance. The report of the coroner's autopsy is handed to the committee and the chairperson, a coroner, assesses the results of the emergency medical treatment. This greatly improves the quality of emergency medicine and reduces the number of preventable deaths. PMID:21351414

Nushida, Hideyuki

2010-12-01

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Quality assurance in gerontological and geriatric training programs: the European case.  

PubMed

Quality assurance (QA) in gerontological and geriatric education programs is regarded as essential to maintain standards, strengthen accountability, improve readability of qualifications, and facilitate professional mobility. In this article the authors present a summary of international developments in QA and elaborate four international trends, including the pros and cons of QA. Furthermore, the authors focus on accreditation and credit transfer opportunities in vocational and academic education programs for primary care practitioners, including nurses, home care workers, social workers, physiotherapists, and family doctors involved in the care of older people in nine European countries and highlight changes that have occurred over the last decade. Vocational education and professional training in elderly care at the basic and postgraduate specialization level remains extremely diversified, reflecting the lack of standardization for programs outside the higher education sector. The situation is ripe for the implementation of the European Qualifications Framework, which is intended to promote transparency, comparability and portability of qualifications at different levels and the introduction of a credit transfer system for vocational education to be established in 2012. PMID:22289065

Politynska, Barbara; van Rijsselt, René J T; Lewko, Jolanta; Philp, Ian; Figueiredo, Daniella; De Sousa, Lilliana

2012-01-01

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Assessing Quality in Federal Grants that Support Special Education Teacher-Training Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Analysis of 16 master's level programs newly funded in FY 1983 was undertaken via an instrument designed to measure indicators of quality. All grant applications contained at least 72 percent of the indicators of quality; 40 items were present in 75 percent of the grants examined. (CL)

Sutherland, Doris J.; Castleberry, Michael S.

1985-01-01

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Evaluating Court Training Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Careful evaluation of court training programs can use two approaches, program monitoring and training/learning. Four areas of inquiry include: reactions to the program, learning, behavior, and results (behavior measured against organizational goals). The Michigan Judicial Institute program is noted. Journal availability: 200 W. Monroe, Suite 1606,…

Hudzik, John K.; Wakeley, John H.

1981-01-01

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Quality Assurance in Gerontological and Geriatric Training Programs: The European Case  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Quality assurance (QA) in gerontological and geriatric education programs is regarded as essential to maintain standards, strengthen accountability, improve readability of qualifications, and facilitate professional mobility. In this article the authors present a summary of international developments in QA and elaborate four international trends,…

Politynska, Barbara; van Rijsselt, Rene J. T.; Lewko, Jolanta; Philp, Ian; Figueiredo, Daniella; De Sousa, Lilliana

2012-01-01

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Horse Training and Management: Program of Excellence.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report on Lamar Community College's Horse Training and Management (HTM) program assesses the quality of the educational experience provided by the program, the quality of the faculty and students, institutional financial commitment to the program, contribution of the HTM program to state and local economic development, and external funding…

Lane, Marvin

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An Executive Training Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This manual describes the implementation of the Far West Laboratory's educational research and development management training program for women and minorities and offers guidelines to institutions and industries creating their own internship programs. A chapter on holistic learning for executives analyses a model incorporating a coordinating…

DeAnda, Natividad

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Impact of a training and certification program on the quality of interviewer-collected self-report assessment data  

PubMed Central

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of an assessment training and certification program on the quality of data collected from clients entering substance abuse treatment. Data were obtained from 15,858 adult and adolescent clients entering 122 treatment sites across the United States using the Global Appraisal of Individual Needs-Initial (GAIN-I). GAIN Administration and Fidelity Index (GAFI) scores were predicted from interviewer certification status, interviewer experience, and their interactions. We controlled for client characteristics expected to lengthen or otherwise complicate interviews. Initial bivariate analyses revealed effects for certification status and experience. A significant interaction between certification and experience indicates interviewers attaining certification and having more experience far outperformed certified interviewers with low experience. Although some client characteristics negatively impacted fidelity, interviewer certification and experience remained salient predictors of fidelity in the multivariate model. The results are discussed with regard to the importance of ongoing monitoring of interviewer skill.

Titus, Janet C.; Smith, Douglas C.; Dennis, Michael L.; Ives, Melissa; Twanow, Laine; White, Michelle K.

2012-01-01

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C-130 Phase I Pilot Training Program (Ccts).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The C-130 pilot training program was evaluated and compared with other representative military and civilian training programs. Analysis of the programs was concerned with increases in graduate quality and simultaneous decreases in student pipeline time an...

C. W. Huether J. B. Shaw M. E. Swah R. W. Smith

1969-01-01

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Evaluation of the Relevance and Quality of Preparation for Employment under the MDTA Institutional Training Program. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To evaluate the effectiveness of the Manpower Development and Training Act (MDTA) institutional training program in preparing trainees for employment, interviews were held with administrative personnel, employers, counselors, and trainees. The survey revealed that completion rates are generally low, due to excessive counselor case loads, and…

Mentec Corp., Los Angeles, CA.

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Basic Science Training Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These six learning modules were developed for Lake Michigan College's Basic Science Training Program, a workshop to develop good study skills while reviewing basic science. The first module, which was designed to provide students with the necessary skills to study efficiently, covers the following topics: time management; an overview of a study…

Brummel, Clete

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Training College Outdoor Program Leaders.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes a training program for college outdoor program leaders developed by the Outdoor Action Program at Princeton University (New Jersey). The training program includes a leader training course, a safety management seminar, a wilderness first aid course, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and group skills workshop. This paper describes…

Curtis, Rick

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The effectiveness of an indoor intermittent training program for improving lung function, physical capacity, body composition and quality of life in children with asthma.  

PubMed

Abstract Objective: The objective of this study is to analyze the effects of a 12-week indoor intermittent training program on lung function, physical capacity, body composition and quality of life in children with asthma. Methods: Participants were randomized in an experimental group (EG, 58 children, age?=?11.55?±?1.01 years) and in a control group (CG, 47 children, age?=?11.51?±?1.42 years). The training program was conducted indoors and consisted of alternating high- and low-intensity stimuli, for three sessions of 60?min/week, for 12 weeks. Physical exercise and sports activities were organized to follow the criteria of the American College of Sports Medicine (1999) and previous interventions' studies. Results: In EG, there was a significant improvement (p?quality of life were all shown. The dyspnea index decreased significantly and there were no episodes of EIA. There is a significant positive correlation (p?training program with these characteristics has improved lung function, physical capacity, body composition and quality of life in children with asthma. These training adaptations are particularly relevant for those patients suffering from asthma as a regular physical exercise routine will greatly improve their quality of life. PMID:24471516

Latorre-Román, Pedro Ángel; Navarro-Martínez, Ana Vanesa; García-Pinillos, Felipe

2014-06-01

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Accrediting industrial safety training programs  

SciTech Connect

There are job-specific training requirements established by regulations that Impose stringent training requirements on a contractor, for example, the Occupational Safety Health Act (OSHA). Failure to comply with OSHA training requirements can result in severe penalties being levied against a company. Although an accredited training program is expensive, it is a possible solution for minimizing risks associated with job-specific training requirements for employees. Operating DOE contractors direct approximately 10 percent of the operating funds toward training activities. Training needs for contractors span a broad range, from requirements awareness training for managers, to general training required on a one-time basis for all employees, to highly specialized training programs for employees involved In clean-up operations at hazardous waste sites. With this kind of an investment in training, it is logical to maximize the most return on an investment of training funds and to limit exposure to liability suits whenever possible. This presentation will provide an overview of accredited industrial safety programs. The criteria for accredited industrial safety programs will be defined. The question of whether accredited training programs are necessary will be examined. Finally, advantages and disadvantages will be identified for accrediting industrial safety training programs.

Beitel, L.

1992-01-01

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Accrediting industrial safety training programs  

SciTech Connect

There are job-specific training requirements established by regulations that Impose stringent training requirements on a contractor, for example, the Occupational Safety & Health Act (OSHA). Failure to comply with OSHA training requirements can result in severe penalties being levied against a company. Although an accredited training program is expensive, it is a possible solution for minimizing risks associated with job-specific training requirements for employees. Operating DOE contractors direct approximately 10 percent of the operating funds toward training activities. Training needs for contractors span a broad range, from requirements awareness training for managers, to general training required on a one-time basis for all employees, to highly specialized training programs for employees involved In clean-up operations at hazardous waste sites. With this kind of an investment in training, it is logical to maximize the most return on an investment of training funds and to limit exposure to liability suits whenever possible. This presentation will provide an overview of accredited industrial safety programs. The criteria for accredited industrial safety programs will be defined. The question of whether accredited training programs are necessary will be examined. Finally, advantages and disadvantages will be identified for accrediting industrial safety training programs.

Beitel, L.

1992-12-31

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Customer Satisfaction with Training Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A model for evaluating customer satisfaction with training programs was tested with training purchasers. The model confirmed two types of projects: training aimed at achieving learning results and at changing job performance. The model did not fit for training intended to support organizational change. (Contains 31 references.) (SK)

Mulder, Martin

2001-01-01

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Safety and Quality Training Simulator  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A portable system of electromechanical and electronic hardware and documentation has been developed as an automated means of instructing technicians in matters of safety and quality. The system enables elimination of most of the administrative tasks associated with traditional training. Customized, performance-based, hands-on training with integral testing is substituted for the traditional instructional approach of passive attendance in class followed by written examination.

Scobby, Pete T.

2009-01-01

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The Intellectual Training Environment for Prolog Programming Language  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this work is described a new complex training system, named SPprolog, intended for training and self-training in logic programming language - Prolog. This system includes elements related to Prolog and logic programming, and the elements of independent, complex, self-sufficient training system which is capable considerably to increase the quality of self-training, and to be effective assistant in training. The

Serghei PELIN

2007-01-01

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Accreditation and Continuous Quality Improvement In Athletic Training Education  

PubMed Central

Objective: To apply the continuous quality improvement model commonly associated with the business sector to entrylevel athletic training education program accreditation. Data Sources: We applied athletic training educational program accreditation as a tool for ensuring quality in the entrylevel athletic training education programs accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. Literature from the business, education, and athletic training fields is integrated to support this paradigm shift in athletic training education. Data Synthesis: The advent of mandated entry-level athletic training educational program accreditation has forced institutions to evaluate their educational programs. Accreditation will promote continuous quality improvement in athletic training education through mechanisms such as control measures and process improvement. Conclusions/Recommendations: Although accreditation of entry-level athletic training education programs has created some dissonance among athletic training professionals, it will strengthen the profession as a whole. Athletic training educators must capture the synergy generated from this change to ensure quality educational experiences for all our students as we move forward to secure a strong position in the allied health care market.

Peer, Kimberly S.; Rakich, Jonathon S.

2000-01-01

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Water Quality Program Management.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Although the title of my presentation is 'Water-Quality Program Management,' it would perhaps be more appropriately entitled, 'How Does District Program Management Affect the Attainment of Water-Quality Objectives.' Obviously such a topic could take days ...

G. P. Kincaid

1982-01-01

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QUALITY IMPROVEMENT (QI) PROGRAM  

Cancer.gov

The Quality Management (QM) program is designed to continually evaluate the quality of clinical services generated throughout the Laboratory of Pathology (LP). This is accomplished by monitoring and evaluating quality improvement indicators for the LP and by assisting each individual laboratory with the QM plan. The LP QM Committee oversees the program.

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SSCL Quality Program overview.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Quality Program for the Superconducting Super Collider Laboratory (SSCL) was developed for a number of reasons. The need for a quality program not only is a contractual requirement, but it also makes good economic sense to implement such a program. Th...

R. V. Hedderick D. C. Threatt

1992-01-01

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Research on Program Quality.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Program evaluation research, including reputational studies and studies based on objective indicators, and research on the quantitative correlates of program quality are reviewed. Reputational studies, which have dominated research on program quality in higher education, emphasize peer evaluation. Some major reputational studies of graduate…

Blackburn, Robert T.; Conrad, Clifton F.

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Developing an Operator Training Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study reported is a nationwide comprehensive analysis of the availability of training and the problems associated with the development of effective state programs for operators of water supply and wastewater facilities. (CS)

Wubbena, Robert L.

1978-01-01

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Air Pollution Training Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This catalog lists the universities, both supported and not supported by the Division of Air Pollution, which offer graduate programs in the field of air pollution. The catalog briefly describes the programs and their entrance requirements, the requirements, qualifications and terms of special fellowships offered by the Division of Air Pollution.…

Public Health Service (DHEW), Rockville, MD.

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Program Trains NASTRAN Users  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Rockwell Environment and NASTRAN Trainer (RENT) computer program developed to assist new and current users of NASTRAN finite-element computer code. Provides organized, systematic collection of IBM(R) features consisting of panels, clists, skeletons, and messages, along with FORTRAN and Pascal programs and example NASTRAN data files. Enables each user to learn at his or her own pace. Written in VS/FORTRAN, VS/ Pascal, and IBM(R) job-control language for an IBM(R) computer system.

Grooms, H. R.; Hinz, P. J.; Collier, M. A.; Cox, Kim D.; Merriman, Warren J.; Commerford, Gerry

1994-01-01

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Summer Student Breast Cancer Research Training Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of the breast cancer research-training program is to recruit and train potential future researchers in breast cancer research. We recruited 15 individuals, interviewed eight, and chose five for the program. During the 12-week program, trainees...

G. P. Zaloga

2004-01-01

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Small Business Training: A Guide for Program Building.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Offering information for staff orientations at institutions launching new small business training programs, for newly assigned Small Business Administration (SBA) field personnel, and for annual program reviews and revisions, this guide explains how to organize and deliver quality small business training in a cost-effective manner. Section 1…

Jellison, Holly M., Ed.

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Evaluating and Improving Remedial Training Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A review of scientific studies of remedial training programs indicates a need for advance planning. Suggested requirements for administration of a successful program include: determining training needs and objectives, design and implementation of training programs, and evaluation of training effectiveness. Most existing evaluations suffer from…

Baugher, Dan

1981-01-01

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Emergency preparedness volunteer training program.  

PubMed

The Vermont Department of Health (VDH) does not have sufficient personnel to fully staff a mass prophylaxis or vaccination clinic in response to a natural or man-made disease outbreak. Therefore, the VDH developed an emergency preparedness volunteer training program with three primary goals: to include both background information about public health and emergency preparedness and a hands-on training for clinic volunteers; to be adaptable for both community and healthcare professional volunteers; and to examine local emergencies and the VDH public health response to these events. Major components of the training program include basic public health goals and capacities; an introduction to emergency preparedness; a role-playing exercise using Job Action Sheets to simulate "just-in-time" training; and guidance for personal and family preparedness. The VDH has experienced difficulty finding and recruiting volunteers. To increase the potential volunteer pool, it will be implementing a multifaceted training program (on-line, through the mail, in person) to most effectively engage volunteers with varying interests and learning styles. The VDH must also develop a system to maintain regular contact with volunteers and clarify regulations regarding their scope of practice and liability. PMID:16205546

Matthews, Amanda K; Sprague, Kristin; Girling, Eileen; Dapice, Lynne; Palumbo, Mary Val; Berry, Patricia

2005-11-01

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Environmental quality program review  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The transcript of discussions held following formal presentations during sessions 4 and 5 of the program review are presented. Topics covered include global and regional tropospheric research and water quality. Plans for continued study are indicated.

1979-01-01

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Bishop Paiute Weatherization Training Program  

SciTech Connect

The DOE Weatherization Training Grant assisted Native American trainees in developing weatherization competencies, creating employment opportunities for Bishop Paiute tribal members in a growing field. The trainees completed all the necessary training and certification requirements and delivered high-quality weatherization services on the Bishop Paiute Reservation. Six tribal members received all three certifications for weatherization; four of the trainees are currently employed. The public benefit includes (1) development of marketable skills by low-income Native individuals, (2) employment for low-income Native individuals in a growing industry, and (3) economic development opportunities that were previously not available to these individuals or the Tribe.

Carlos Hernandez

2010-01-28

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Research on Synthetic Training: Device Evaluation and Training Program Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Two studies were conducted to evaluate a fixed-wing instrument procedures training device and to develop a training program for use with it. In the first, a group of trainees who received synthetic instrument flight training with the new device were compared with a control group who did not. Men trained with the device performed more…

Caro, Paul W.; And Others

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Markets, Outcomes and the Quality of Vocational Education and Training: Some Lessons from a Youth Credits Pilot Scheme.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Case studies of 14 participants in a Youth Credits job training program revealed that, despite quality controls, several trainees experienced poor quality training. High quality training requires a focus on a coherent and coordinated process of high quality learning, reinforcement of the relationship between training on and off the job, and…

Hodkinson, Phil; Hodkinson, Heather

1995-01-01

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An Innovative Instrument Flight Training Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An innovative flight training program, its development, and initial administration are described. The program involves use of a commercially available training device in a twin-engine transition and instrument training course. Principal features of the training include redefinition of the flight instructor's role, and incentive award system,…

Caro, Paul W.

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The Weatherization Training program at Pennsylvania College  

ScienceCinema

A look into some of the remarkable work being done in the Weatherization Training program at Pennsylvania College. Penn College's program has served as the model for six other training centers in Pennsylvania alone.

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The Weatherization Training program at Pennsylvania College  

ScienceCinema

A look into some of the remarkable work being done in the Weatherization Training program at Pennsylvania College. Penn College's program has served as the model for six other training centers in Pennsylvania alone.

Meville, Jeff; Wilson, Jack; Manz, John; Gannett, Kirk; Smith, Franzennia;

2013-05-29

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75 FR 8393 - Housing Counseling Training Program  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR-5376-N-09] Housing Counseling Training Program AGENCY: Office of the Chief Information...lists the following information: Title of Proposal: Housing Counseling Training Program. OMB Approval Number: 2502-0567....

2010-02-24

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The Weatherization Training program at Pennsylvania College  

SciTech Connect

A look into some of the remarkable work being done in the Weatherization Training program at Pennsylvania College. Penn College's program has served as the model for six other training centers in Pennsylvania alone.

Meville, Jeff; Wilson, Jack; Manz, John; Gannett, Kirk; Smith, Franzennia

2010-01-01

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Summer Student Breast Cancer Research Training Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of the Breast Cancer Research Training Program is to recruit and train potential future researchers in breast cancer research. During the 3-year grant, we recruited 75 applicants to the program, interviewed 22 candidates, and hired 15 students...

G. P. Zaloga K. L. Spear

2006-01-01

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Training That Works: Lessons from California's Employment Training Panel Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

California's Employment Training Panel Program (ETP), the largest state-funded customized training program for incumbent workers in the nation, has had a positive impact on the economy of California, and its success has policy implications for other state programs. The impact of ETP on trainees includes the following: they are more attached to the…

Moore, Richard W.; Blake, Daniel R.; Phillips, G. Michael; McConaughy, Daniel

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Promoting Coherence in Athletic Training Education Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objective: To present athletic training educators with guidelines for developing coherent athletic training education programs. Background: Coherent athletic training education programs are marked by a clear relationship between program goals and learning activities. These learning activities follow a logical progression that facilitates knowledge…

Dodge, Thomas M.; Walker, Stacy E.; Laursen, R. Mark

2009-01-01

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Software Quality-Control Program,  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The overall standards of the program stipulate policies and procedures for implementing economical yet efficient software quality control. The program is designed for quality-control organization and policy control as well as quality assurance and mainten...

I. Nakane H. Kobayashi T. Tsuchiya M. Masuda

1988-01-01

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High-Quality Traineeships: Identifying What Works. A National Vocational Education and Training Research and Evaluation Program Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explores the common features of high-quality traineeships using case studies from the cleaning, child care, construction, retail, finance and insurance, and meat processing areas. The research identifies a range of policy measures that could improve both the practice and image of traineeships. A good practice guide has also been…

Smith, Erica; Comyn, Paul; Kemmis, Roslin Brennan; Smith, Andy

2009-01-01

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Training Improves Careers--and Quality.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes training paths for child caregivers, and the incorporation of staff training requirements for facility accreditation by national professional organizations and the development of individual credentials. Describes strategies for improving quality of care, including organizing for higher wages, subsidizing care, and extending free public…

Langham, Barbara A.

2002-01-01

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Training for Quality--The Italian Experience of Quality Circles.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the organization of quality circles in Italy, the training aspect of these quality circles, and advantages and limitations of quality circles. For successful circles, the author recommends a feasibility study by qualified consultants, an experimental pilot project confined to certain parts of the company, and a fully informed management.…

Ferrari, S.

1986-01-01

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Apprenticeship Training: Auto Body Technician Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents information about the apprenticeship training program of Alberta, Canada, in general and the auto body technician program in particular. The first part of the document discusses the following items: Alberta's apprenticeship and industry training system; the apprenticeship and industry training committee structure; local…

Alberta Learning, Edmonton. Apprenticeship and Industry Training.

59

Evaluating Training Programs The Four Levels  

Microsoft Academic Search

Evaluating Training Programs: The Four Levels is the most comprehensive and detailed guide to Kirkpatrick's Four-Level Model, the most widely used approach to training evaluation in the corporate, government, and academic worlds. Going beyond just using simple reaction questionnaires to rate training programs, Kirkpatrick's model provides a more comprehensive approach to evaluation by focusing on four levels: ? Reaction ?

Ken Lupoff; Tiffany Lee; Donald L. Kirkpatrick; James D. Kirkpatrick

1998-01-01

60

Bulletin of Courses, July 1970 to December 1971, Water Pollution Control Training Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This bulletin describes the courses offered at the five Federal Water Quality Administration training centers in the U.S. from July 1970 to December 1971. Information for applicants, applications for training forms and addresses of related Environmental Training Programs are included. The objective of the program is to provide specialized training

Department of the Interior, Washington, DC. Federal Water Pollution Control Administration.

61

Interdisciplinary Team Training Program (ITTP): Geriatric Emphasis.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The program describes the eligibility criteria and goals of the interdisciplinary team training program (ITTP) program; the interdisciplinary approach to treating older veterans; and the course of study for affiliated students. Primary audience: VAMC dire...

1994-01-01

62

Training for Federal Quality Control Review. Instructor's Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The instructor's guide is a companion document to the training manual, Training for Federal Quality Control Review. It is designed to aid regional training personnel in teaching the contents of the training manual to Federal Quality Control re-reviewers. This guide may also be used to train State staff in the quality control system and review…

Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Quality Control Management.

63

AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY ON PROFICIENCY MEASUREMENT FOR TRAINING QUALITY CONTROL.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

THIS BIBLIOGRAPHY WAS PREPARED TO PROVIDE A SOURCE MANUAL ON TRAINING QUALITY CONTROL. REFERENCES ARE DIVIDED INTO FIVE CATEGORIES--(1) GENERAL PAPERS ON PROFICIENCY MEASUREMENT, ACHIEVEMENT TESTING, RATIONALES, AND BIBLIOGRAPHIES, (2) COMPLETE MANUALS FOR TESTING PROGRAMS OR PERFORMANCE TESTS, (3) STUDIES EVALUATING OR DESCRIBING TEST METHODS,…

SMITH, ROBERT G., JR.

64

Industrial Training and Quality Initiatives.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Twelve articles on total quality management (TQM) cover the following: corporate transformation; systemic barriers to quality improvement; Japan's experience; avoiding costly mistakes; the experience of Land-Rover, Hewlett Packard, and Britain's Royal Mail; unleashing the potential of people; and a profile of a senior TQM practitioner. (SK)

Sandelands, Eric, Ed.; And Others

1994-01-01

65

Student science enrichment training program  

SciTech Connect

This is a report on the Student Science Enrichment Training Program, with special emphasis on chemical and computer science fields. The residential summer session was held at the campus of Claflin College, Orangeburg, SC, for six weeks during 1993 summer, to run concomitantly with the college`s summer school. Fifty participants selected for this program, included high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. The students came from rural South Carolina and adjoining states which, presently, have limited science and computer science facilities. The program focused on high ability minority students, with high potential for science engineering and mathematical careers. The major objective was to increase the pool of well qualified college entering minority students who would elect to go into science, engineering and mathematical careers. The Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and engineering at Claflin College received major benefits from this program as it helped them to expand the Departments of Chemistry, Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science as a result of additional enrollment. It also established an expanded pool of well qualified minority science and mathematics graduates, which were recruited by the federal agencies and private corporations, visiting Claflin College Campus. Department of Energy`s relationship with Claflin College increased the public awareness of energy related job opportunities in the public and private sectors.

Sandhu, S.S.

1994-08-01

66

University of Akron: Training Speech-Language Pathology Specialists to Provide Quality Service to Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing--A Collaborative Preservice Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A collaborative team of faculty from The University of Akron (UA) in Akron, Ohio, and Kent State University (KSU) in Kent, Ohio, were awarded a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education to develop a specialty area in the graduate speech-language pathology (SLP) programs of UA and KSU that would train a total of 32 SLP students (trainees)…

Wray, Denise; Flexer, Carol

2010-01-01

67

Results of an Innovative Education, Training and Quality Assurance Program for Point-of-Care HbA1c Testing using the Bayer DCA 2000 in Australian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services  

PubMed Central

This study describes the development, implementation and management of a multi-faceted quality assurance program called Quality Assurance for Aboriginal Medical Services (QAAMS) to support point-of-care HbA1c testing on the Bayer DCA 2000 in Aboriginal people with diabetes from 45 Australian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services. The quality assurance program comprised four elements: production of culturally appropriate education resources, formal training for Aboriginal Health Workers conducting HbA1c testing, an external quality assurance program and on-going quality management support services including a help hotline and an annual workshop. Aboriginal Health Workers were required to test two quality assurance (QAAMS) samples in a blind sense every month since July 1999. Samples were linearly related and comprised six paired levels of HbA1c. The short and long term performance of each service’s DCA 2000 was reviewed monthly and at the end of each six month testing cycle. The average participation rate over 7 six-monthly QAAMS testing cycles was 88%. 84% of 3100 quality assurance tests performed were within preset limits of acceptability. The median precision (CV%) for HbA1c testing has averaged 3.8% across the past 5 cycles (range 3.4 to 4.0%) and is continuing to improve. The introduction of a medical rebate for HbA1c testing has ensured the program’s sustainability. Through continuing education and training, Aboriginal Health Workers have achieved consistent analytical performance for HbA1c testing on the DCA 2000, equivalent to that of laboratory scientists using the same instrument. This unique quality assurance model can be readily adapted to other Indigenous health settings and other point-of-care tests and instruments.

Shephard, Mark D; Gill, Janice P

2003-01-01

68

49 CFR 227.119 - Training program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION OCCUPATIONAL NOISE EXPOSURE Occupational Noise Exposure for Railroad Operating Employees. ...a) The railroad shall institute an occupational noise and hearing conservation training program for...

2013-10-01

69

Creating a comprehensive training documentation program.  

PubMed

The regulations mandate that individuals involved in research animal care and use receive adequate training, but they fail to address the documentation of the training. The authors provide guidelines for training documentation and, as an example, describe the program in place at the University of Pennsylvania. PMID:15141262

Pritt, Stacy; Samalonis, Paula; Bindley, Lori; Schade, Amy

2004-04-01

70

Food and Nutrition Services Quality Control Management Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A program was conducted to improve the quality of food service through the training of 44 food and nutrition service employees in a 200-bed hospital. A 12-week quality control program was implemented to address four key areas: food temperatures, food accuracy, food quality, and dietary personnel. Learning strategies, emphasizing critical thinking…

Wimsatt-Fraim, Teresa S.

71

Results of an innovative education, training and quality assurance program for point-of-care HbA1c testing using the Bayer DCA 2000 in Australian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services.  

PubMed

This study describes the development, implementation and management of a multi-faceted quality assurance program called Quality Assurance for Aboriginal Medical Services (QAAMS) to support point-of-care HbA(1c) testing on the Bayer DCA 2000 in Aboriginal people with diabetes from 45 Australian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services. The quality assurance program comprised four elements: production of culturally appropriate education resources, formal training for Aboriginal Health Workers conducting HbA(1c) testing, an external quality assurance program and on-going quality management support services including a help hotline and an annual workshop. Aboriginal Health Workers were required to test two quality assurance (QAAMS) samples in a blind sense every month since July 1999. Samples were linearly related and comprised six paired levels of HbA(1c). The short and long term performance of each service's DCA 2000 was reviewed monthly and at the end of each six month testing cycle. The average participation rate over 7 six-monthly QAAMS testing cycles was 88%. 84% of 3100 quality assurance tests performed were within preset limits of acceptability. The median precision (CV%) for HbA(1c) testing has averaged 3.8% across the past 5 cycles (range 3.4 to 4.0%) and is continuing to improve. The introduction of a medical rebate for HbA(1c) testing has ensured the program's sustainability. Through continuing education and training, Aboriginal Health Workers have achieved consistent analytical performance for HbA(1c) testing on the DCA 2000, equivalent to that of laboratory scientists using the same instrument. This unique quality assurance model can be readily adapted to other Indigenous health settings and other point-of-care tests and instruments. PMID:18568052

Shephard, Mark D; Gill, Janice P

2003-11-01

72

Three Training Programs in Sex Counseling  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper outlines three training programs in sex counseling, labeled didactic, experiential and conjoint. It is suggested that the programs be implemented on a trial basis as modules of regular practicum courses in counselor education. (Author)

McConnell, Lawrence G.

1976-01-01

73

Multicultural training practices in community psychology programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

Surveyed the directors of 56 community psychology graduate programs to assess multicultural training practices and attitudes.\\u000a Although most program directors agreed that multicultural training is important in their mission to educate students, less\\u000a than half the programs (48%) required their students to take any relevant course work and only half of the programs surveyed\\u000a had any faculty who were members

Yolanda Suarez-Balcazar; Joseph A. Durlak; Christine Smith

1994-01-01

74

Alcohol Treatment Training in Psychology Internship Programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

This investigation was designed to study alcohol treatment training by focusing on the components of training provided in psychology internship programs approved by the American Psychological Association. Data from 137 training sites revealed that two content areas—group psychotherapy and relapse prevention—were rated as most relevant to alcohol treatment training. Six other domains (aftercare. Alcoholics Anonymous, marital\\/family therapy, stress management\\/relaxation procedures,

Christopher N. Bacorn; Gerard J. Connors

1989-01-01

75

An Adult Manpower Training Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The goals of the OIC organization in Little Rock include providing hope for impoverished and hard-core unemployed in the form of job preparation by providing adult education, pre-vocational training, skills training, counseling, job development, placement...

1968-01-01

76

The MCH Training Program: An Evaluation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Multiple qualitative methodologies were used to describe and analyze the Maternal and Child Health Training Program (MCH), including a review of FY1999 continuation applications for all 101 projects; site visits to 31 training projects; focus groups with state Title V program staff and federal regional MCH consultants; and interviews with 110…

Athey, Jean; Kavanagh, Laura; Bagley, Karen

77

Surrogate Parent Training Program: Facilitator's Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A facilitator's manual for a surrogate parent training program, which focuses on the concepts, attitudes, and skills necessary to successfully represent handicapped children in educational decision making processes, is provided. It is explained that the training program is divided into five sections comprising approximately 40 to 50 hours of…

Carey, Judith A.; Strauch, James D.

78

Q methodology, risk training and quality management.  

PubMed

The results of a Q methodological study of professional understandings of the notion of risk in mental health services within the UK are discussed in relation to the relevance for staff training and quality assurance. The study attempted to access the diversity of understandings of risk issues amongst a multi-professional group of staff (n = 60) attending inter-agency risk training workshops in 1998. Q methodology is presented as both an appropriate means for such inquiry and as a novel experiential technique for training purposes. A tentative argument is advanced that the qualitative accounts generated by Q research could assist in systematic reviews of quality, complementing the singularly quantitative approaches typically represented in the audit process. PMID:10724568

McKeown, M; Hinks, M; Stowell-Smith, M; Mercer, D; Forster, J

1999-01-01

79

Training, quality assurance factors, and tools investigation: A work report and suggestions on software quality assurance  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Previously, several research tasks have been conducted, some observations were obtained, and several possible suggestions have been contemplated involving software quality assurance engineering at NASA Johnson. These research tasks are briefly described. Also, a brief discussion is given on the role of software quality assurance in software engineering along with some observations and suggestions. A brief discussion on a training program for software quality assurance engineers is provided. A list of assurance factors as well as quality factors are also included. Finally, a process model which can be used for searching and collecting software quality assurance tools is presented.

Lee, Pen-Nan

1991-01-01

80

Duke University's Quality Appearance Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Grounds Services Unit at Duke University has implemented a new program that involves a process of self evaluation, which embraces the concept of perpetual and continuous improvement. The Quality Appearance Program (QAP) embellishes and expands upon the Quality Assurance Program concept, but with a twist to grounds management improvement…

Jackson, Joe

2008-01-01

81

25 CFR 26.30 - Does the Job Training Program provide part-time training or short-term training?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Does the Job Training Program provide part-time training or short-term training? 26...Does the Job Training Program provide part-time training or short-term training? Yes, part-time and short-term training are...

2011-04-01

82

76 FR 35918 - Susan Harwood Training Grant Program, FY 2011  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...ADDRESSES: The complete Susan Harwood Training Grant Program solicitation...further information on the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program, visit...and then select ``Susan Harwood Training Grant Program...Washington, DC on June 15, 2011. David Michaels, Assistant...

2011-06-20

83

Perceptions of Quality for Graduate Athletic Training Education  

PubMed Central

Context: Accreditation is generally considered the primary mechanism for quality assurance in higher education, but disagreement often exists between accrediting agencies and the perceptions of professionals who feel the accrediting body has failed to meet its quality control function. For accreditation to have value, it must be a meaningful indicator of quality and be viewed as such. Objective: To identify the predominant contributors to quality for postcertification graduate education as perceived by athletic training educators and to compare results among respondents with different education levels, academic ranks, tenure classifications, and program affiliations. Design: Non-experimental descriptive survey. Setting: 2003 National Athletic Trainers' Association Educators' Conference. Patients or Other Participant(s): Of a convenience sample of 353 athletic training educators, 194 (55%) submitted usable questionnaires. Males accounted for 115 (59%) respondents and females for 79 (41%). Of the 14 National Athletic Trainers' Association-accredited postcertification graduate education programs, 12 were represented. Main Outcome Measure(s): Quantitative data for closed-ended questionnaire items were analyzed using descriptive statistics and measures of central tendency, with composite mean scores for each item used for comparisons. Qualitative data were coded according to major themes and analyzed. Results: Support for accreditation at the postcertification graduate education level was moderate (mean = 3.08 ± 0.811 on a 4-point scale). Subjects with doctoral degrees (n = 88) indicated that research contributed significantly more to quality (mean = 3.38 ± 0.636) than did those with master's degrees (n = 106, mean = 2.97 ± 0.786). Respondents with master's degrees stated that clinical education was a greater contributor to quality (mean = 3.76 ± 0.491) than did those with doctoral degrees (3.44 ± 0.663). Conclusions: The educators showed agreement for most quality indicators. The greatest contributors to program quality were program curriculum; adequate faculty, staff, and administrative support; evaluation; clinical education; and research.

Seegmiller, Jeff G

2006-01-01

84

An Evaluation of a Shared Leadership Training Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of the quantitative quasi-experimental equivalent time series study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a work based shared leadership training program in a less than 200 bed hospital in rural, south-central United States. Nursing shortages and the current emphasis on quality are factors that make recruitment and retention of nurses…

Allen, Lavonda Ann

2010-01-01

85

Evaluation of Driver Education and Training Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

What contributions do driver education and training programs make to the Nation's highway safety program? An answer to this question was sought through a synthesis of four feasibility studies concerning the effectiveness of current or proposed driver education programs. These preliminary investigations failed to identify any clear proof that…

Harman, Harry H.; And Others

86

Training and Qualification Program at the Saturn Facility  

SciTech Connect

This report describes the Training and Qualification Program at the Saturn Facility. The main energy source at Saturn is the Saturn accelerator which is used to test military hardware for vulnerability to X-rays, as well as to perform various types of plasma radiation source experiments. The facility is operated and maintained by a staff of twenty scientists and technicians. This program is designed to ensure these personnel are adequately trained and qualified to perform their jobs in a safe and efficient manner. Copies of actual documents used in the program are included as appendices. This program meets all the requirements for training and qualification in the DOE Orders on Conduct of Operations and Quality Assurance, and may be useful to other organizations desiring to come into compliance with these orders.

Artman, W.D.; Sullivan, J.J.; De La O, R.V.; Zawadzkas, G.A.

1993-01-01

87

Developing Effective In-Service Training Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This manual provides step-by-step directions for developing an inservice staff training program in a rehabilitation facility. The manual is organized in five chapters. Following an introduction that defines inservice training, the first chapter discusses inservice problem identification procedures (conduct a needs assessment and determine present…

Smith, Christopher A.

88

A Program of Management Training for Residents.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To help prepare residents in preventive medicine and occupational medicine for their future management roles, the University of Arizona College of Medicine incorporated administrative training into its residency programs. Training focuses on seven skill areas seen as needed to meet the management demands of the physicians' future specialties.…

Cordes, D. H.; And Others

1989-01-01

89

A Training Program for Reading Supervisors.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

It is essential that everyone connected with the supervision of reading be trained so that a system of analyzing reading instruction can be effected. Based on the assumption that the most effective supervision occurs in a one-to-one situation, the training program presented in this document centers on a workshop on supervision with four specific…

Trosky, Odarka S.

90

Summer Student Breast Cancer Research Training Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of the breast cancer research training program is to recruit and train potential future researchers in breast cancer research. From a total of 90 applications for summer research, we selected a total of five students. During the 12 week progra...

G. P. Zaloga

2005-01-01

91

Developing a computer security training program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

We all know that training can empower the computer protection program. However, pushing computer security information outside the computer security organization into the rest of the company is often labeled as an easy project or a dungeon full of dragons....

1990-01-01

92

No training blind image quality assessment  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

State of the art blind image quality assessment (IQA) methods generally extract perceptual features from the training images, and send them into support vector machine (SVM) to learn the regression model, which could be used to further predict the quality scores of the testing images. However, these methods need complicated training and learning, and the evaluation results are sensitive to image contents and learning strategies. In this paper, two novel blind IQA metrics without training and learning are firstly proposed. The new methods extract perceptual features, i.e., the shape consistency of conditional histograms, from the joint histograms of neighboring divisive normalization transform coefficients of distorted images, and then compare the length attribute of the extracted features with that of the reference images and degraded images in the LIVE database. For the first method, a cluster center is found in the feature attribute space of the natural reference images, and the distance between the feature attribute of the distorted image and the cluster center is adopted as the quality label. The second method utilizes the feature attributes and subjective scores of all the images in the LIVE database to construct a dictionary, and the final quality score is calculated by interpolating the subjective scores of nearby words in the dictionary. Unlike the traditional SVM based blind IQA methods, the proposed metrics have explicit expressions, which reflect the relationships of the perceptual features and the image quality well. Experiment results in the publicly available databases such as LIVE, CSIQ and TID2008 had shown the effectiveness of the proposed methods, and the performances are fairly acceptable.

Chu, Ying; Mou, Xuanqin; Ji, Zhen

2014-03-01

93

Training Programme for Supervisors. An Element in Quality Assurance of the Construction Industry.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A customized program on concrete technology for the construction industry in Hong Kong is based on the ISO 9000 quality management system. More than 269 students have been trained; 48.7% of enrollment comes from concrete suppliers. (SK)

Lo, Tommy Y.

1998-01-01

94

Public Training with Private Efficiency: An Analysis of the Outcomes of California Employment Training Panel Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study evaluated the economic outcomes of one state-sponsored training program--the California Employment Training Panel (ETP)--which captured the benefits of private job training within a public program. It examined the impact of ETP training on a new group of 41,959 ETP trainees trained in 1990-91 in the year after training and estimated the…

Moore, Richard W.; And Others

95

Training the Teaching Assistant: Matching TA Strengths and Capabilities to Meet Specific Program Goals  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This article describes a teaching assistant (TA) training program to improve quality of a college physics course. It presents the goals and structures of the physics course and the TA training program and describes the formative evaluation procedure and its role in developing the training model. The work concludes that students in the physics class valued the recitation and laboratory sections taught by trained TAs.

Lawrenz, France; Heller, Patricia; Keith, Ronald; Heller, Kenneth

2006-06-19

96

Training the Practitioner: The Hydrologic Engineering Center Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Hydrologic Engineering Center, Corps of Engineers has been training water resource professionals since 1964. The Center's training program includes training courses, workshops, seminars, individual training, a university cooperative advanced study pro...

W. K. Johnson

1981-01-01

97

Quality assurance program for decommissioning  

SciTech Connect

Defining the quality assurance program for the US Dept. of Energy Shippingport Station Decommissioning Project (SSDP) was a unique opportunity because this is the first full-sized commercial nuclear power plant to be decommissioned. General Electric Co. defined a quality assurance program that provided adequate control, yet was stripped down to the essentials. The program is designed to provide a flexible degree of monitoring of subcontractor work, built around a core of radiation safety monitoring, detailed planning, inspection, and auditing, and operated with a minimum of dedicated personnel. This paper concentrates on the traditional quality assurance activities.

Briggs, P.M.

1987-01-01

98

Programmed Training for Water/Wastewater Operators.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This manual is aimed at the water and wastewater technician who has the responsibility for monitoring the water environment. The televised programmed training stresses the interaction of three components: the program production and operation; group leaders; and operators, including distribution and collection system personnel. The academic…

Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.

99

Clinical Teaching in Physicians Assistant Training Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A report on teaching in the clinical component of physician's assistant (PA) training programs is presented, based on information obtained through the authors' involvement in a PA faculty development project, and surveys of program directors and faculty. Topics include teacher qualifications, teaching methods and resources, and instructional…

And Others; Westberg, Jane

1980-01-01

100

A Training Program for Statewide Family Planning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes training for a statewide family planning program involving a large number of agencies in North Carolina which are involved in delivery of family planning services. Focus is on the need for involvement, commitment, and skills within each agency so the family planning program could be optimally effective. (WL)

Smallegan, Marian; Gustaveson, Patricia

1976-01-01

101

Highway Collision Investigation Training Program. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The report was prepared for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation. The report briefly reviews the appropriate literature, then describes the one-year program which involved planning and organization of a Highway Collision Investigation Training Program, preparing a course syllabus, and…

Garrett, John W.

102

Wind Energy Education and Training Programs (Postcard)  

SciTech Connect

As the United States dramatically expands wind energy deployment, the industry is challenged with developing a skilled workforce to support it. The Wind Powering America website features a map of wind energy education and training program locations at community colleges, universities, and other institutions in the United States. The map includes links to contacts and program details. This postcard is a marketing piece that stakeholders can provide to interested parties; it will guide them to this online resource for wind energy education and training programs episodes.

Not Available

2012-07-01

103

14 CFR 121.407 - Training program: Approval of airplane simulators and other training devices.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...approved program that meets the training requirements of § 121.424...to satisfy the pilot flight training requirements prescribed in the...certificate holder's approved low-altitude windshear flight training program set forth in §...

2010-01-01

104

The Skills Enhancement Training Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The set of materials presented here are curriculum materials from a workplace literacy and basic skills program, funded largely through the U.S. Department of Education and operated by a food and beverage workers' local union. The program offered instruction from 1990-94 in basic skills, General Education Development (GED), workplace…

Burt, Miriam

105

Changing conversations: teaching safety and quality in residency training.  

PubMed

Improving patient safety and quality in health care is one of medicine's most pressing challenges. Residency training programs have a unique opportunity to meet this challenge by training physicians in the science and methods of patient safety and quality improvement (QI).With support from the Health Resources and Services Administration, the authors developed an innovative, longitudinal, experiential curriculum in patient safety and QI for internal medicine residents at the University of Virginia. This two-year curriculum teaches the critical concepts and skills of patient safety and QI: systems thinking and human factors analysis, root cause analysis (RCA), and process mapping. Residents apply these skills in a series of QI and patient safety projects. The constructivist educational model creates a learning environment that actively engages residents in improving the quality and safety of their medical practice.Between 2003 and 2005, 38 residents completed RCAs of adverse events. The RCAs identified causes and proposed useful interventions that have produced important care improvements. Qualitative analysis demonstrates that the curriculum shifted residents' thinking about patient safety to a systems-based approach. Residents completed 237 outcome assessments during three years. Results indicate that seminars met predefined learning objectives and were interactive and enjoyable. Residents strongly believe they gained important skills in all domains.The challenge to improve quality and safety in health care requires physicians to learn new knowledge and skills. Graduate medical education can equip new physicians with the skills necessary to lead the movement to safer and better quality of care for all patients.This article is part of a theme issue of Academic Medicine on the Title VII health professions training programs. PMID:18971662

Voss, John D; May, Natalie B; Schorling, John B; Lyman, Jason A; Schectman, Joel M; Wolf, Andrew M D; Nadkarni, Mohan M; Plews-Ogan, Margaret

2008-11-01

106

Programming and Training Booklet 6: How to Integrate Programming and Training.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet, one of six that compose the Peace Corp's programming and training (P&T) guidelines, provides information and ideas on ways to increase each post's effectiveness through linking P&T. An introduction discusses the direct impact that P&T have on the success of each other, since, at the Peace Corps, programming drives training, and…

Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div.

107

Multiple Employment Training Programs. Information Crosswalk on 163 Employment Training Programs. Fact Sheet for Congressional Requesters.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document, which is in the form of a multiple-page table, provides the following information about each of the 163 currently existing federal employment training programs: (1) fiscal year 1995 appropriation; (2) summary of the program's purpose as it related to employment training activities; (3) authorizing legislation and U.S. Code citation;…

General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Health, Education, and Human Services Div.

108

An analysis of the operative experience of North American pediatric surgical training programs and residents  

Microsoft Academic Search

There has been a rapid increase in the number of pediatric surgical training programs. To meet the goals of quality patient care and surgical education, training and practice activities must be objectively monitored. The aim of this study was to collect and analyze the experience of American and Canadian Pediatric Surgical training centers and residents. The authors collected the 1-year

Marc I Rowe; Anita Courcoulas; Kim Reblock

1997-01-01

109

WATER QUALITY ANALYSIS SIMULATION PROGRAM  

EPA Science Inventory

The Water Quality Analysis Simulation Program (WASP6), an enhancement of the original WASP (Di Toro et al., 1983; Connolly and Winfield,1984; Ambrose, R.B. et al.,1988). This model helps users interpret and predict water quality responses to natural phenomena and man-made polluti...

110

Providing Educational Services in the Summer Youth Employment and Training Program. Technical Assistance Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide is intended for Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) program service delivery areas (SDAs) and educators involved in providing educational services in the Summer Youth Employment and Training Program (SYETP). It presents strategies for delivering high-quality instruction that promotes active learning, skill transfer, and skill durability…

Dickinson, Katherine P.; Soukamneuth, Sengsouvanh; Yu, Hanh Cao; Kimball, Mary; D'Amico, Ronald; Perry, Rebecca; Kingsley, Christopher; Curan, Susan P.

111

Training Principles and Program Design  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article focuses on standards specific to Domain 3: Physical Preparation and Conditioning of the National Standards for Sport Coaches (NASPE, 2004b). It discusses program design concepts that coaches can apply to prepare athletes for the demands of their sport, and is based on both research and best professional practice. Sport preparation has…

Plisk, Steven

2005-01-01

112

Quality of Distance Education in Turkey: Preschool Teacher Training Case  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Distance education is used for teacher training at different levels and fields in Turkey. Launched in the 2000-2001 academic year and still applied by Anadolu University, the Pre-School Teacher Training Program is one of those programs offered by distance education. This study aims to evaluate Anadolu University's Preschool Teacher Training

Gultekin, Mehmet

2009-01-01

113

A Pilot Training Program and Evaluation of Training for an Area Agency on Aging.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A preliminary training and evaluation program was initiated by the Houston Area Agency on Aging. Several pilot training programs were tested, and information was gathered on the current and desired training status of personnel in service-providing agencies. Inspection of obective and subjective reports suggests that future training programs should…

Moore, Wendy; Campbell, Richard

114

Effectiveness of an attention-training program.  

PubMed

Attention Process Training (APT), a hierarchical, multilevel treatment program, was designed to remediate attention deficits in brain-injured persons. The program incorporates current theories in the experimental attention literature. Four brain-injured subjects, varying widely in both etiology of injury and time post onset, underwent intensive cognitive remediation including 5 to 10 weeks of specific attention training. Results are displayed using a single subject multiple baseline across behaviors design. All four subjects demonstrated significant gains in attention following the initiation of attention training. Remediation of another cognitive function (visual processing) was not associated with alterations in attention behavior. The merits of a process-specific approach to cognitive rehabilitation are discussed. PMID:3558744

Sohlberg, M M; Mateer, C A

1987-04-01

115

A Coordinated Training Program for New Agents.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This training program handbook provides a basis for planning a sequence of learning situations during the Extension Service agents' first year of employment. Through this experience, it is hoped that new agents will acquire the knowledge, competencies, and skills thought to be necessary to successfully orient them to the Texas Agricultural…

Hutchison, J. E.

116

SEAFOOD MERCHANDISING, A GUIDE FOR TRAINING PROGRAMS.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

GUIDELINES ARE SUGGESTED FOR THE PROMOTION AND ORGANIZATION OF TRAINING PROGRAMS THAT WILL AID IN THE ORDERLY DISTRIBUTION OF FISHERY PRODUCTS TO THE CONSUMER. THE MATERIAL WAS DEVELOPED AS A RESULT OF A RESEARCH PROJECT CONDUCTED BY THE EDUCATIONAL SERVICE BUREAU AND THE DISTRIBUTIVE EDUCATION SERVICE OF TEMPLE UNIVERSITY. CHAPTERS IN THE GUIDE…

BEAUMONT, JOHN A.

117

Developing a Systematic Patent Search Training Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study aims to develop a systematic patent training program using patent analysis and citation analysis techniques applied to patents held by the University of Saskatchewan. The results indicate that the target audience will be researchers in life sciences, and aggregated patent database searching and advanced search techniques should be…

Zhang, Li

2009-01-01

118

Culturally Sensitive Refugee Mental Health Training Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report, based on a survey conducted during the summer and fall of 1986, identifies culturally sensitive training programs for professionals, paraprofessionals, and others who provide mental health services to refugees. An introductory section discusses the language, cultural, racial, experiential, and socioeconomic factors of refugee mental…

Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Refugees Assistance Program - Mental Health Technical Assistance Center.

119

A Program for Training Physician-Investigators.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A Pittsburgh program to encourage physicians to choose clinical investigation careers consists of nine months of formal lectures and laboratory training and 15 months of a supervised laboratory research project. The curriculum ranges from basic laboratory techniques and biomedical content to advanced instrumentation, statistical analysis, computer…

Lehotay, Denis C.; And Others

1982-01-01

120

Surrogate Parent Training Program: Book of Readings.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The book of readings is intended for use as supplementary information for a program of workshops on training surrogate parents (focusing on the concepts, attitudes, and skills necessary for an individual to successfully represent exceptional children in the educational decision making process). Considered in the five sections are the following…

Carey, Judith A.; Strauch, James D.

121

Quality assurance program plan fuel supply shutdown.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This Quality Assurance Program plan (QAPP) describes how the Fuel Supply Shutdown (FSS) project organization implements the quality assurance requirements of HNF-MP-599, Project Hanford Quality Assurance Program Description (QAPD) and the B and W Hanford ...

I. L. Metcalf

1998-01-01

122

78 FR 35808 - Proposed priority-Rehabilitation Training: Rehabilitation Long-Term Training Program-Vocational...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 34 CFR Chapter...Rehabilitation Training: Rehabilitation Long- Term Training Program...Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative...for Special Education and Rehabilitative...Rehabilitation Training:...

2013-06-14

123

A systematic review: plyometric training programs for young children.  

PubMed

The purpose of this systematic review was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of plyometric training for improving motor performance in young children; to determine if this type of training could be used to improve the strength, running speed, agility, and jumping ability of children with low motor competence; and to examine the extent and quality of the current research literature. Primary research articles were selected if they (a) described the outcomes of a plyometric exercise intervention; (b) included measures of strength, balance, running speed, jumping ability, or agility; (c) included prepubertal children 5-14 years of age; and (d) used a randomized control trial or quasiexperimental design. Seven articles met the inclusion criteria for the final review. The 7 studies were judged to be of low quality (values of 4-6). Plyometric training had a large effect on improving the ability to run and jump. Preliminary evidence suggests plyometric training also had a large effect on increasing kicking distance, balance, and agility. The current evidence suggests that a twice a week program for 8-10 weeks beginning at 50-60 jumps a session and increasing exercise load weekly results in the largest changes in running and jumping performance. An alternative program for children who do not have the capability or tolerance for a twice a week program would be a low-intensity program for a longer duration. The research suggests that plyometric training is safe for children when parents provide consent, children agree to participate, and safety guidelines are built into the intervention. PMID:21849911

Johnson, Barbara A; Salzberg, Charles L; Stevenson, David A

2011-09-01

124

POSTER FOR NRMRL QUALITY MANAGEMENT PLAN (QMP) TRAINING COURSE  

EPA Science Inventory

NRMRL QMP Training Course Contact: Lauren Drees, NRMRL/STD (drees.lauren@epa.gov) NRMRL has developed a computer-based course to train personnel in the requirements of the NRMRL Quality Management Plan (QMP). This training course was developed using Trainersoft s...

125

Emergency management training program: Guide to good practice  

SciTech Connect

The Emergency Management Training Program Guide to Good Practice is a project of the Training Resources and Data Exchange (TRADE) Emergency Management Issues Special Interest Group (EMI SIG). EMI SIG members expressed interest in a resource to assist in development of a comprehensive emergency management training program. This publication provides guidelines, methods, and materials for EMI SIG members to use, assisting in complete and effective emergency management programs. The purposes of the Emergency Management Training Program Guide to Good Practice are: Provide guidance in the development and management of Emergency Management (EM) training programs; Assist EM trainers to incorporate components of the DOE Emergency Management System philosophy of planning, preparedness, readiness assurance, and response into EM training programs; Help EM training managers meet EM training requirements and conditions established by current regulations and policies; Supplement other TRADE EMI SIG documents and complement individual facility training documents. This program is designed for emergency management personnel who are responsible for providing or overseeing EM training but who do not necessarily possess expertise in developing training. It provides good practices from the manager's point of view on how to produce, administer, and document facility EM training programs in the spirit of the DOE EM system philosophy. Basic guidance is also included for personnel who design, develop, deliver, and/or evaluate EM training programs or parts. This guidance includes key points of EM training programs and identifies other documents that contain useful and/or more detailed training information.

Not Available

1991-07-01

126

Emergency management training program: Guide to good practice  

SciTech Connect

The Emergency Management Training Program Guide to Good Practice is a project of the Training Resources and Data Exchange (TRADE) Emergency Management Issues Special Interest Group (EMI SIG). EMI SIG members expressed interest in a resource to assist in development of a comprehensive emergency management training program. This publication provides guidelines, methods, and materials for EMI SIG members to use, assisting in complete and effective emergency management programs. The purposes of the Emergency Management Training Program Guide to Good Practice are: Provide guidance in the development and management of Emergency Management (EM) training programs; Assist EM trainers to incorporate components of the DOE Emergency Management System philosophy of planning, preparedness, readiness assurance, and response into EM training programs; Help EM training managers meet EM training requirements and conditions established by current regulations and policies; Supplement other TRADE EMI SIG documents and complement individual facility training documents. This program is designed for emergency management personnel who are responsible for providing or overseeing EM training but who do not necessarily possess expertise in developing training. It provides good practices from the manager`s point of view on how to produce, administer, and document facility EM training programs in the spirit of the DOE EM system philosophy. Basic guidance is also included for personnel who design, develop, deliver, and/or evaluate EM training programs or parts. This guidance includes key points of EM training programs and identifies other documents that contain useful and/or more detailed training information.

Not Available

1991-07-01

127

Quality Assurance Program. QAP Workbook.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Quality Assurance Program (QAP) workbook is intended to assist institutions of higher education conduct qualitative and quantitative evaluations of their financial aid operations in relation to requirements of Title IV of the Higher Education Act. The workbook provides a structured approach for incorporating a cyclical Title IV QA system into…

Pelavin Research Inst., Washington, DC.

128

Indoor Air Quality Management Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In an effort to provide Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) management guidance, Anne Arundel County Public Schools was selected by the Maryland State Department of Education to develop a program that could be used by other school systems. A major goal was to produce a handbook that was "user friendly." Hence, its contents are a mix of history, philosophy,…

Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Annapolis, MD.

129

Native American Training Program in Petroleum Technology  

SciTech Connect

This report outlines a comprehensive training program for members of Native American tribes whose lands have oil and gas resources. The program has two components: short courses and internships. Programs are proposed for: (1) adult tribes representatives who are responsible for managing tribal mineral holdings, setting policy, or who work in the oil and gas industry; (2) graduate and undergraduate college students who are tribal members and are studying in the appropriate fields; and (3) high school and middle school teachers, science teachers. Materials and program models already have been developed for some components of the projects. The plan is a coordinated, comprehensive effort to use existing resources to accomplish its goals. Partnerships will be established with the tribes, the BIA, tribal organizations, other government agencies, and the private sector to implement the program.

Ho, Winifred M.; Kokesh, Judith H.

1999-04-27

130

Strenghtening Drug Quality Assurance Systems in Mali: Workshop to Establish an Operational Pharmacovigilance Program and Training in Drug Registration, Good Laboratory Practices, and Basic Pharmacopeial Testing.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

USAID/Presidents Malaria Initiative selected USP DQI to assist Mali in strengthening its medicines quality assurance. In September 2008, a DQI team conducted a three-day assessment of drug quality assurance and drug quality control capabilities of Mali. A...

M. Hajjou S. Bradby

2009-01-01

131

10 CFR 1046.12 - Physical fitness training program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-01-01 2009-01-01 false Physical fitness training program. 1046...Force Personnel § 1046.12 Physical fitness training program. (a...who has not met the applicable physical fitness qualification standard,...

2009-01-01

132

10 CFR 1046.12 - Physical fitness training program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Physical fitness training program. 1046...Force Personnel § 1046.12 Physical fitness training program. (a...who has not met the applicable physical fitness qualification standard,...

2010-01-01

133

Physical Fitness Training Program for Research Saturation Divers.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A physical fitness training program is descrived for diver research subjects. THe program incorporates the concepts of strength and endurance into total body fitness. Special emphasis is placed upon specificity training for appropriate research projects. ...

T. J. Doubt F. M. Mecocci

1985-01-01

134

10 CFR 1046.12 - Physical fitness training program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Physical fitness training program. 1046...OF ENERGY (GENERAL PROVISIONS) PHYSICAL PROTECTION OF SECURITY INTERESTS...Force Personnel § 1046.12 Physical fitness training program....

2011-01-01

135

10 CFR 1046.12 - Physical fitness training program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Physical fitness training program. 1046...OF ENERGY (GENERAL PROVISIONS) PHYSICAL PROTECTION OF SECURITY INTERESTS...Force Personnel § 1046.12 Physical fitness training program....

2012-01-01

136

10 CFR 1046.12 - Physical fitness training program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Physical fitness training program. 1046...OF ENERGY (GENERAL PROVISIONS) PHYSICAL PROTECTION OF SECURITY INTERESTS...Force Personnel § 1046.12 Physical fitness training program....

2013-01-01

137

10 CFR 1046.12 - Physical fitness training program.  

...2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Physical fitness training program. 1046.12...DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (GENERAL PROVISIONS) PHYSICAL PROTECTION OF SECURITY INTERESTS (Eff...Protective Force Personnel § 1046.12 Physical fitness training program....

2014-01-01

138

Health Occupations Training Programs Administered by Hospitals. A Directory.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The directory provides information on 4,013 allied health and nursing training programs administered by hospitals in the United States as of October 1973. It consists of two sections: I. Guide to Training Programs, designed primarily for guidance counselo...

1973-01-01

139

48 CFR 2803.104-70 - Ethics program training requirements.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Ethics program training requirements. 2803...INTEREST Safeguards 2803.104-70 Ethics program training requirements. It...be coordinated with the Department's Ethics Official, who is responsible for...

2013-10-01

140

49 CFR 1552.23 - Security awareness training programs.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...information in the TSA Information Publication âSecurity Guidelines for...Recurrent security awareness training program...a recurrent security awareness training program must contain information regardingâ (i) Any new security measures...

2013-10-01

141

49 CFR 1552.23 - Security awareness training programs.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...information in the TSA Information Publication âSecurity Guidelines for...Recurrent security awareness training program...a recurrent security awareness training program must contain information regardingâ (i) Any new security measures...

2010-10-01

142

49 CFR 1552.23 - Security awareness training programs.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...information in the TSA Information Publication âSecurity Guidelines for...Recurrent security awareness training program...a recurrent security awareness training program must contain information regardingâ (i) Any new security measures...

2009-10-01

143

ETPOD (European Training Program on Organ Donation): a successful training program to improve organ donation.  

PubMed

Advanced training of healthcare professionals active in organ donation is highlighted as a major means to overcome organ shortage. The objective of this study was to improve donation rates in the selected European target areas (TAs) by providing an advanced training program. A prospective intervention study was conducted in 25 TAs with active donor programs from 17 European countries, between 2007 and 2009. A training program based on collaborative methodology was designed at three different professional levels (health workers awareness, junior transplant coordinators, managers). Courses evaluation scores and donation figures in each TA were collected and compared before and after intervention. Courses with new developed training tools were implemented reaching out 3286 healthcare professionals. Feed-back questionnaires revealed a high degree of satisfaction among participants (average of 4.35 on a 1-5 scale). The number of utilized donors in the TAs increased from 15.7 ± 14.3 (95% CI: 9.8-21.6) to 20.0 ± 17.1 (95% CI: 13-27.1) (P = 0.014) and the number of organs recovered increased from 49.7 ± 48.5 (95% CI: 29.6-69.7) to 59.3 ± 52.1 (95% CI: 37.8-80.8) (P = 0.044). The European Training Program on Organ Donation is a successful training program, achieving a significant increase in organ donation figures. PMID:23279320

Manyalich, Marti; Guasch, Xavier; Paez, Gloria; Valero, Ricard; Istrate, Melania

2013-04-01

144

Prediction model for attrition from a combat unit training program.  

PubMed

The purpose of this study was to develop a prediction model for the attrition rate of soldiers from an 8-month advanced military training program based on physical and psychological factors. Two groups of 59 and 61 healthy, fit young men (18.7 ± 0.7 years) entering a rigorous combat unit training program in the Israeli Defense Forces were recruited to participate in this study. Data on anthropometrics, nutrition, blood measures (chemical and hematological), fitness, and bone quality were collected on the induction day. Psychological questionnaires were completed at 3 time points: baseline--upon entry to basic training (BT), after 2 months, and after 4 months (completion of BT). The data of the 2 groups were pooled together for the analysis and to construct a new prediction model for attrition (Patt) as follows: Patt = 11.20 - 0.87Est(Com4) - 0.72Sc - 0.23%BF; where Est(Com4) is commander appreciation as perceived by the soldier after 4-month BT, Sc is a self-confidence grade, and %BF is the % body fat. The new suggested model successfully predicted 75.3% of subject attrition in the combat unit. We therefore concluded that Special Forces recruits with relatively low body fat percentage (%BF), low self-esteem, and who feel unappreciated by their commander are at a higher dropout risk from a rigorous combat training program. PMID:21988903

Moran, Daniel S; Evans, Rachel K; Arbel, Yael; Hadid, Amir; Laor, Arie; Fuks, Yael

2011-11-01

145

TEACHER TRAINING, TEACHER QUALITY AND STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT  

Microsoft Academic Search

We study the effects of various types of education and training on the ability of teachers to promote student achievement. Previous studies on the subject have been hampered by inadequate measures of teacher training and difficulties addressing the non-random selection of teachers to students and of teachers to training. We address all of these limitations by estimating models with student,

Douglas N. Harris; Tim R. Sass

2007-01-01

146

Final priority; Rehabilitation Training: Rehabilitation Long-Term Training program--rehabilitation specialty areas. Final priority.  

PubMed

The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services announces a priority under the Rehabilitation Training: Rehabilitation Long-Term Training program. The Assistant Secretary may use this priority for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2014 and later years in order to fund any of the rehabilitation specialty areas listed in this notice. The specific rehabilitation specialty areas to be funded in a given year will be listed in a notice inviting applications. This priority is designed to ensure that the Department funds high-quality rehabilitation programs in the following nine rehabilitation specialty areas of national need: Rehabilitation Administration (84.129C); Rehabilitation Technology (84.129E); Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment (84.129F); Rehabilitation of Individuals Who Are Mentally Ill (84.129H); Rehabilitation Psychology (84.129J); Rehabilitation of Individuals Who are Blind or Have Vision Impairments (84.129P); Rehabilitation of Individuals Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (84.129Q); Job Development and Job Placement Services (84.129R); and Comprehensive System of Personnel Development (84.129W). These programs must meet rigorous standards in order to provide rehabilitation professionals the training and qualifications necessary to meet the current challenges facing State vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies and related agencies and assist individuals with disabilities in achieving high-quality employment outcomes. PMID:25055393

2014-07-23

147

Public library computer training for older adults to access high-quality Internet health information  

Microsoft Academic Search

An innovative experiment to develop and evaluate a public library computer training program to teach older adults to access and use high-quality Internet health information involved a productive collaboration among public libraries, the National Institute on Aging and the National Library of Medicine of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and a Library and Information Science (LIS) academic program at

Bo Xie; Julie M. Bugg

2009-01-01

148

Directory of Nontraditional Training and Employment Programs Serving Women.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This directory describes 125 programs and services that provide training or employment assistance to women seeking blue-collar jobs in trades and technology. Programs and services, by state, are divided according to their primary focus on training, information and technical services, or outreach. Nineteen selected models of training programs are…

Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.

149

OSHA Training Programs. Module SH-48. Safety and Health.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This student module on OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Act) training programs is one of 50 modules concerned with job safety and health. This module provides a list of OSHA training requirements and describes OSHA training programs and other safety organizations' programs. Following the introduction, 11 objectives (each keyed to a page in the…

Center for Occupational Research and Development, Inc., Waco, TX.

150

75 FR 29783 - Susan Harwood Training Grant Program, FY 2010  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...ADDRESSES: The complete Susan Harwood Training Grant Program solicitation...further information on the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program of the...and then select ``Susan Harwood Training Grant Program...this 21st day of May 2010. David Michaels, Assistant...

2010-05-27

151

Prefreshman and Cooperative Education Program. [PREFACE training  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Of the 93 students enrolled in the PREFACE program over its four-year history, 70 are still in engineering school. Tables show profiles of student placement and participation from 1973 to 1977 (first semester completed). During the 1977 summer, 10 students were placed at NASA Goddard, 8 at DOE-Brookhaven, and 2 at American Can. Eleven students with less high school math preparation remained on campus for formal precalculus classes. Majors of the students in the program include civil, chemical, electrical, and mechanical engineering. Student satisfaction with their training experiences is summarized.

1976-01-01

152

For and against a European quality control of training.  

PubMed

In a world of medicine that evolves more and more rapidly, sufficient quality of education in the arts and crafts of our discipline and control of this quality are essential for the progress and vitality of Ob/Gyn. There are variations in training within European countries but with the aim of harmonization in training programmes and the flexibility of quality control mechanisms we will meet our objective that is the high standards in the care of woman throughout Europe. PMID:11205701

Dimitrakakis, C; Michalas, S

2001-01-01

153

Conceptual Issues in Evaluating Training Programs. Reprint No. 2507.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The specification of framework for evaluation of training programs should include a statement of program objectives allowing considerations relative to the total context within which the program operates and providing a sound basis for evaluating program outputs. Principal objectives of manpower training programs include increased rate of pay,…

Weisbrod, Burton A.

1966-01-01

154

Quality assurance program plan for Building 327  

Microsoft Academic Search

This Quality Assurance Program Plan (QAPP) provides an overview of the quality assurance program for Building 327. The program applies to the facility safety structures, systems, and components and to activities that could affect safety structures, systems, and components. Adherence to the quality assurance program ensures the following: US Department of Energy missions and objectives are effectively accomplished; Products and

Tanke

1997-01-01

155

Pinnacle: Evaluation of the Graduate Teacher Training Program at the ANU  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Pinnacle is the ANU's teacher training programme for full time PhD students. The Pinnacle Teacher Training Program provides a mentoring system that aims to equip postgraduate students with the skills and theoretical background that they will need to become high quality lecturers. This article describes Pinnacle, and discusses the assessment of its…

Barthwal, Aditi; Chenoweth, Diane; Day, Cathy; Hughes, Meredith; Kirk, Elizabeth; Kitson, Simon; Limpanuparb, Taweetham; Marshall, Penelope; Shellard, John

2011-01-01

156

NASA's Space Life Sciences Training Program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Space Life Sciences Training Program (SLSTP) is an intensive, six-week training program held every summer since 1985 at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC). A major goal of the SLSTP is to develop a cadre of qualified scientists and engineers to support future space life sciences and engineering challenges. Hand-picked, undergraduate college students participate in lectures, laboratory sessions, facility tours, and special projects: including work on actual Space Shuttle flight experiments and baseline data collection. At NASA Headquarters (HQ), the SLSTP is jointly sponsored by the Life Sciences Division and the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs: it has been very successful in attracting minority students and women to the fields of space science and engineering. In honor of the International Space Year (ISY), 17 international students participated in this summer's program. An SLSTP Symposium was held in Washington D. C., just prior to the World Space Congress. The Symposium attracted over 150 SLSTP graduates for a day of scientific discussions and briefings concerning educational and employment opportunities within NASA and the aerospace community. Future plans for the SLSTP include expansion to the Johnson Space Center in 1995.

Coulter, G.; Lewis, L.; Atchison, D.

1994-01-01

157

NASA's Space Life Sciences Training Program.  

PubMed

The Space Life Sciences Training Program (SLSTP) is an intensive, six-week training program held every summer since 1985 at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC). A major goal of the SLSTP is to develop a cadre of qualified scientists and engineers to support future space life sciences and engineering challenges. Hand-picked, undergraduate college students participate in lectures, laboratory sessions, facility tours, and special projects: including work on actual Space Shuttle flight experiments and baseline data collection. At NASA Headquarters (HQ), the SLSTP is jointly sponsored by the Life Sciences Division and the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs: it has been very successful in attracting minority students and women to the fields of space science and engineering. In honor of the International Space Year (ISY), 17 international students participated in this summer's program. An SLSTP Symposium was held in Washington D.C., just prior to the World Space Congress. The Symposium attracted over 150 SLSTP graduates for a day of scientific discussions and briefings concerning educational and employment opportunities within NASA and the aerospace community. Future plans for the SLSTP include expansion to the Johnson Space Center in 1995. PMID:11537955

Coulter, G; Lewis, L; Atchison, D

1994-01-01

158

ELEMENTS OF A LABORATORY QUALITY ASSURANCE PROGRAM  

EPA Science Inventory

The importance of Quality Assurance is discussed. The requirements of a quality assurance program are divided into three functions; namely, the Control of Quality, the Determination of Quality, and the Documentation of Quality. The Control of Quality is defined as the regulation ...

159

Quality Management Builds Solid eTraining  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

History has shown effective training techniques can produce significant business results especially in customer service, product development, and capability in obtaining new skill sets. This linkage of training to business strategy has given many businesses the needed competitive edge in today's global market. In today's technology age,…

Echard, Rachel D.; Berge, Zane L.

2008-01-01

160

Transfer of training: the missing link in training and the quality of adult social care.  

PubMed

Recent UK social care reforms characterised by a policy of increasing personalisation and choice in adult social care have been accompanied by major reorganisation and investment in workforce training and development. There is an assumed link between training and the quality of care received. This assumption has a long pedigree in social care, but rarely does it receive the scrutiny necessary for us to understand better the nature of this relationship. This paper focuses on the potential for in-service training to contribute to the transformation in social care as expected by policy-makers. Reviewing recent findings from the evaluation of training in social care shows that problems continue to persist in demonstrating that training results in changes in practitioner behaviour back on the job. Findings within the social care literature mirror those found more widely in suggesting learner characteristics, intervention design, and delivery and the workplace environment combine to influence whether training transfers to use on the job. The argument advanced here is that without a focus on the transfer of training, the contribution of training to quality of care outcomes will remain illusory. A shift is required in policy-makers' mindsets away from training, to a focus on training transfer in directing workforce development strategies. It might then be possible to begin to identify how and in what configurations training may be associated with quality of care outcomes. PMID:22804952

Clarke, Nicholas

2013-01-01

161

34 CFR 642.1 - What is the Training Program for Federal TRIO Programs?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...TRIO programs, referred to in these regulations as the Training program, provides Federal financial assistance to train the leadership personnel and staff employed in, or preparing for employment in, Federal TRIO program projects. (Authority: 20...

2013-07-01

162

Vocational Education Assessor Training Programs. Review of Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Anecdotal and conceptual research on assessor training programs in Australia since 1990 was reviewed to determine research priorities for the next 3 years and to identify the research's implications for policymakers and practitioners concerned with training assessors for three settings: formal training, workplace training, and human resource…

Docking, Russell

163

The Expanded Placement Process. Work Center Staff Training Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The manual describes the Focus Expanded Placement Process, an approach to implementing training programs in sheltered work centers. Trainers are offered solutions to common problems, with sections on the following topics: breaking down initial resistance to training; individualizing training; creating a learning atmosphere; making training

Woods, James; And Others

164

The Galileo Teacher Training Program Global Efforts  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Galileo Teacher Training Program (GTTP) successfully named representatives in nearly 100 nations in 2009, the International Year of Astronomy (IYA2009). The challenge had just begun. The steps ahead are how to reach educators that might benefit from our program and how to help build a more fair and science literate society, a society in which good tools and resources for science education are not the privilege of a few. From 2010 on our efforts have been to strengthen the newly formed network and learn how to equally help educators and students around the globe. New partnerships with other strong programs and institutions are being formed, sponsorship schemes being outlined, new tools and resources being publicized, and on-site and video conference training conducted all over the world. Efforts to officially accredit a GTTP curriculum are on the march and a stronger certification process being outlined. New science topics are being integrated in our effort and we now seek to discuss the path ahead with experts in this field and the community of users, opening the network to all corners of our beautiful blue dot. The main aim of this article is to open the discussion regarding the urgent issue of how to reawaken student interest in science, how to solve the gender inequality in science careers, and how to reach the underprivileged students and open to them the same possibilities. Efforts are in strengthening the newly formed network and learning how to equally help educators and students around the globe.

Doran, R.; Pennypacker, C.; Ferlet, R.

2012-08-01

165

Training: Make It Pay. A Resource Kit for Planning Training Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This resource kit, which is intended as a tool for training managers and training providers interested in planning language and literacy training programs for workplaces throughout Australia, consists of a magazine and three booklets detailing the following: the benefits of language and literacy training, sources of further information, and…

Australian Dept. of Employment, Education and Training, Canberra.

166

Accounting for Training: An Analysis of the Outcomes of California Employment Training Panel Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The California Employment Training Panel (ETP), which was designed as a performance-driven training program, pays agencies for training provided only if the trainee is placed and retained in a related job for 90 days. The labor market experience of ETP trainees was tracked from 1989-90, 1990-91, and 1991-92 to measure the impact of ETP training on…

Moore, Richard W.; And Others

167

Stream Quality Assessment on Military Training Grounds Near Waverly, Tennessee.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Rapid bioassessment protocols were used during February 2005 to characterize stream quality in a reach of Trace Creek located within the Tennessee Army National Guard Volunteer Training Site--Gorman Quarry near Waverly, Tennessee. The purpose of the study...

L. P. Lecher M. D. Antwine M. D. Farr

2009-01-01

168

Interval training program on a wheelchair ergometer for paraplegic subjects  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: Various combinations of training intensity, duration and frequency are often proposed to people with spinal cord injuries in order to improve their fitness. However, no consensus about a specific training program has been reached for such a population.Objective: This study investigated the effects of a short interval training program specifically designed for patients with spinal cord injuries.Methods: Paraplegic men

N Tordi; B Dugue; D Klupzinski; L Rasseneur; JD Rouillon; J Lonsdorfer

2001-01-01

169

Family Therapy Training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objective: This study describes the current state of family therapy training in a sample of child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship programs. Method: Child and adolescent psychiatry fellows (N = 66) from seven training programs completed a questionnaire assessing demographics, family therapy training experiences, common models of treatment and…

Rait, Douglas Samuel

2012-01-01

170

Jefferson Lab Accelerator Operations Training and Development Program  

SciTech Connect

The mission of the Jefferson Lab Operations Group is to provide safe and efficient delivery of high quality electron beam for Jefferson Laboratory's nuclear and accelerator physics programs. The Operations staff must be able to setup, transport, maintain, and troubleshoot beam to all three experimental halls in a safe, efficient, and expeditious manner. Due to the nature of shift work, high employee turnover is always as issue. This creates a unique situation where highly trained staff members must quickly be produced and maintained in order to meet the needs of the Laboratory. Some methods used to address this problem will be presented here.

Michael A. Epps

2008-01-23

171

Design of the Quality of Life in Motion (QLIM) study: a randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a combined physical exercise and psychosocial training program to improve physical fitness in children with cancer  

PubMed Central

Background Childhood cancer and its treatment have considerable impact on a child's physical and mental wellbeing. Especially long-term administration of chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy impairs physical fitness both during and after therapy, when children often present with muscle weakness and/or low cardiorespiratory fitness. Physical exercise can improve these two elements of physical fitness, but the positive effects of physical exercise might be further increased when a child's wellbeing is simultaneously enhanced by psychosocial training. Feeling better may increase the willingness and motivation to engage in sports activities. Therefore, this multi-centre study evaluates the short and long-term changes in physical fitness of a child with a childhood malignancy, using a combined physical exercise and psychosocial intervention program, implemented during or shortly after treatment. Also examined is whether positive effects on physical fitness reduce inactivity-related adverse health problems, improve quality of life, and are cost-effective. Methods This multi-centre randomized controlled trial compares a combined physical and psychosocial intervention program for children with cancer, with care as usual (controls). Children with cancer (aged 8-18 years) treated with chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy, and who are no longer than 1 year post-treatment, are eligible for participation. A total of 100 children are being recruited from the paediatric oncology/haematology departments of three Dutch university medical centres. Patients are stratified according to pubertal stage (girls: age ?10 or >10 years; boys: ?11 or >11 years), type of malignancy (haematological or solid tumour), and moment of inclusion into the study (during or after treatment), and are randomly assigned to the intervention or control group. Discussion Childhood cancer patients undergoing long-term cancer therapy may benefit from a combined physical exercise and psychosocial intervention program since it may maintain or enhance their physical fitness and increase their quality of life. However, the feasibility, patient need, and effectiveness of such a program should be established before the program can be implemented as part of standard care. Trial registration number NTR1531 (The Netherlands National Trial Register)

2010-01-01

172

Training Quality Job Interviews with Adults with Developmental Disabilities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Interview questions most frequently used and corresponding beneficial responses were derived from an empirical analysis of the "hiring community" and were used in developing a job interview skills training package for adults with developmental disabilities. Training resulted in improved responding by all subjects. Improved quality in responding to…

Mozingo, Dennis; And Others

1994-01-01

173

Environmental Restoration Quality Program Plan  

SciTech Connect

The Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc., Environmental Restoration (ER) Program was initially chartered on October 1, 1989, as a entral Environmental Restoration Division'' to manage the investigation and remediation of inactive sites and facilities that have been declared surplus and have no further programmatic use. The Energy Systems ER Division was established to support the DOE Oak Ridge Field Office (DOE-OR) consolidated ER Program. The DOE-OR Assistant Manager for Environmental Restoration and Waste Management provides program and budget direction to the Energy Systems ER Program for environmental restoration activities at the sites operated by Energy Systems (Oak Ridge K-25 Site, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant, Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant) and at the off-site locations. The Energy Systems ER Division is specifically charged with assessing these sites for potential contamination and managing the cleanup processes. The Energy Systems Environmental Restoration Division was chartered on October 1, 1989, as a central organization to manage the Remedial Action (RA) Program. The purpose of this document is to ensure that: senior ER management provides planning, organization, direction, control, and support to achieve the organization's objectives; the line organization achieves quality; and overall performance is reviewed and evaluated using a rigorous assessment process.

Colley, J.S.

1992-08-01

174

Tribal Training -- Water-Quality Sampling  

USGS Multimedia Gallery

USGS Oklahoma Water Science Center Hydrologic Technician Joy Savoia instructs Bart Vanden Plas of the Santa Ana Pueblo about the use of an isokinetic water sampler during a Tribal training class on the Canadian River, Norman, Oklahoma....

2010-10-01

175

A retrospective evaluation of the perfecting patient care university training program for health care organizations.  

PubMed

This study evaluated how the Perfecting Patient Care (PPC) University, a quality improvement (QI) training program for health care leaders and clinicians, affected the ability of organizations to improve the health care they provide. This training program teaches improvement methods based on Lean concepts and principles of the Toyota Production System and is offered in several formats. A retrospective evaluation was performed that gathered data on training, other process factors, and outcomes after staff completed the PPC training. A majority of respondents reported gaining QI competencies and cultural achievements from the training. Organizations had high average scores for the success measures of "outcomes improved" and "sustainable monitoring" but lower scores for diffusion of QI efforts. Total training dosage was significantly associated with the measures of QI success. This evaluation provides evidence that organizations gained the PPC competencies and cultural achievements and that training dosage is a driver of QI success. PMID:23572230

Morganti, Kristy Gonzalez; Lovejoy, Susan; Beckjord, Ellen Burke; Haviland, Amelia M; Haas, Ann C; Farley, Donna O

2014-01-01

176

Marine Science Training Program for Alaska Native Students.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The University of Alaska proposed to develop and offer a training program in oceanography and related areas for Alaska Native students. The University of Alaska Fairbanks' marine sciences instructional program is primarily a graduate program leading to th...

D. G. Schall J. J. Kelley V. Alexander

1991-01-01

177

Quality assurance and quality control in monitoring programs.  

PubMed

There are three general characteristics of the data to be collected in a monitoring program that should be met in order to maximize the use and value of the data: the data quality should be known, the data type and quality should be consistent and comparable, and the data should be available and accessible. Potential problems with each of these characteristics are addressed effectively by quality assurance and quality control. One of the most important aspects of quality assurance in a monitoring program is the development of a quality assurance plan, which should identify clearly the quality of the data needed and describe in detail the planned actions to provide confidence that the program will meet its stated objectives.Quality control data, which allow for the quality and suitability of the environmental data to be evaluated and ascertained, should be collected and utilized as an integral part of the QA effort associated with a monitoring program. PMID:24220829

Shampine, W J

1993-07-01

178

Developing the Learning Climate in Public Sector Training Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A psychological contract is a set of unwritten reciprocal expectations between trainee and training program. Public agency trainers must establish and manage psychological contracts through clearly defined objectives and development of a learning climate that leads to effective training. (SK)

Sims, Ronald R.

1992-01-01

179

Emergency management training program: Guide to good practice.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Emergency Management Training Program Guide to Good Practice is a project of the Training Resources and Data Exchange (TRADE) Emergency Management Issues Special Interest Group (EMI SIG). EMI SIG members expressed interest in a resource to assist in d...

1991-01-01

180

Training Program in Biostatistics for Breast Cancer Research.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of this training program in biostatistics for breast cancer research is to provide biostatisticians with the requisite scientific knowledge to understand current issues in breast cancer research, and training in statistical and epidemiological...

R. J. Little

1997-01-01

181

Policy Manual - Safety Program Overview and Training - References  

Cancer.gov

 CCR Home   About CCR   CCR Intranet        Laboratory of Pathology LP Home Clinical Services Basic Sciences Training LP Staff Accessibility of Web Site Policy Manual Main Page LP Forms and Checklists Safety Program Overview & Training Introduction Roles,

182

Quality assurance program guidelines for application to and use by manufacturers of rail/guideway vehicles, buses, automatic train control systems, and their major subsystems  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Guidelines are presented for a quality assurance system to be implemented by the manufacturer in support of designing, developing, fabricating, assembling, inspecting, testing, handling, and delivery of equipment being procured for use in public urban mass transit systems. The guidelines apply to this equipment when being procured for: (1) use in revenue service; (2) demonstration of systems that will be revenue producing or used by the public; (3) use as a prototype for follow-on operational/revenue producing equipment procurements; and (4) qualification tests.

Witkin, S. A.

1976-01-01

183

76 FR 33367 - Employment and Training Administration Program Year (PY) 2011 Allotments for the Workforce...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Employment and Training Administration Program Year (PY) 2011 Allotments...Native American Program AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Labor. ACTION:...

2011-06-08

184

Teaching Citizen Science Skills Online: Implications for Invasive Species Training Programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

Citizen science programs are emerging as an efficient way to increase data collection and help monitor invasive species. Effective invasive species monitoring requires rigid data quality assurances if expensive control efforts are to be guided by volunteer data. To achieve data quality, effective online training is needed to improve field skills and reach large numbers of remote sentinel volunteers critical

Greg Newman; Alycia Crall; Melinda Laituri; Jim Graham; Tom Stohlgren; John C. Moore; Kris Kodrich; Kirstin A. Holfelder

2010-01-01

185

Teaching Citizen Science Skills Online: Implications for Invasive Species Training Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Citizen science programs are emerging as an efficient way to increase data collection and help monitor invasive species. Effective invasive species monitoring requires rigid data quality assurances if expensive control efforts are to be guided by volunteer data. To achieve data quality, effective online training is needed to improve field skills…

Newman, Greg; Crall, Alycia; Laituri, Melinda; Graham, Jim; Stohlgren, Tom; Moore, John C.; Kodrich, Kris; Holfelder, Kirstin A.

2010-01-01

186

Comparative Analysis of NATO Resilience Training Programs.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The goal of the NATO Human Factors & Medicine (HFM) Research & Technology Task Group (RTG-203) Mental Health Training is to develop prototypes of mental health and resilience training for service members. Mental health training has the potential to streng...

A. B. Adler C. Berge M. Parmak R. Delahaij S. M. Bailey

2011-01-01

187

Vocational Education and Training in SMEs: The Role of "Education+Training" in Promoting Quality Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to provide a personal perspective, of a contributor and Guest Editor, on the impact of "Education + Training" on promoting quality research and dissemination in the area of vocational education and training (VET) in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). It has been written specifically to commemorate the…

Matlay, Harry

2008-01-01

188

Employee Perceptions of Quality Management: Effects of Employee Orientation Training  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This empirical study examines employee perceptions of quality management at three different time periods. New employees at a large United States manufacturing organization were surveyed regarding their perceptions of their organization's quality management practices before they attended a new employee orientation training, immediately after the…

Akdere, Mesut; Schmidt, Steven W.

2008-01-01

189

Rationales for CAM Education in Health Professions Training Programs.  

PubMed

The authors review the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in the United States. They then present and discuss the rationales used by the 15 National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine CAM educational grantees in their original proposals for incorporating CAM content into conventional health professions training programs. Fourteen of the grantees were from major U.S. medical and nursing schools, and one was from a medical student foundation. Awards were for five-year periods (with the exception of one three-year grant) from 2000 to 2008. Rationales for developing educational programs about CAM for conventional health professionals included (1) the prevalence and growth of CAM in the United States, (2) response to governmental, legislative, and other mandates, (3) need for enhanced communication between conventional providers and patients using CAM, (4) need to enhance safety of CAM use and interactions with conventional care, (5) CAM education's positive impact on broadening core competencies for conventional health care professionals, (6) positive impact on enhancing cultural competency, (7) need for better communication between conventional and CAM providers, (8) potential for improving health care coordination, (9) potential impact on increasing CAM research quality and capacity, and (10) potential for enhancing quality of care through informed CAM use. Integration of CAM with conventional health care requires educational venues that prepare conventionally trained caregivers with a sufficient knowledge base for assessing beneficial and detrimental interactions between CAM and conventional care approaches; development of criteria for making informed referrals to CAM practitioners; and enhanced research capacity. PMID:17895650

Gaylord, Susan A; Mann, J Douglas

2007-10-01

190

Water Quality & Pollutant Source Monitoring: Field and Laboratory Procedures. Training Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This training manual presents material on techniques and instrumentation used to develop data in field monitoring programs and related laboratory operations concerned with water quality and pollution monitoring. Topics include: collection and handling of samples; bacteriological, biological, and chemical field and laboratory methods; field…

Office of Water Program Operations (EPA), Cincinnati, OH. National Training and Operational Technology Center.

191

Gender and Quality of Life in Rural Areas: The Relevance of Training Programmes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Developing nations could greatly improve the quality of life in rural areas by adequately involving women in agricultural extension and training programs. Policy objectives of many developing countries neglect the contributory role of girls and women and often constrain them from seizing opportunities for individual development. In Nigeria, the…

Williams, Stella B.

192

Remote symptom support training programs for oncology nurses in Canada: an environmental scan.  

PubMed

The overall aim of this study was to explore current remote symptom support training programs provided to nurses in ambulatory oncology programs across Canada, using a survey-methods environmental scan. Of 36 delivered invitations, 28 programs responded (77.8%) representing 10 provinces. Of 25 programs that offer telephone symptom support, 17 provide symptom support training, seven do not, and one did not say. Seven programs shared training materials with the investigators and elements of training included: symptom management guidelines (n = 6), telephone triage process/principles (n = 5), competent telephone practices (n = 4), documentation (n = 4), professional standards (n = 3), role-play (n = 3), communication skills/etiquette (n = 3), and monitoring quality (n = 1). Formats included: presentations (n = 3), paper-based resources (n = 3), or e-learning modules (n = 1). No training programs were rigorously evaluated. Training in telephone nursing symptom support across oncology programs is variable. Opportunities exist to identify core competencies and evaluate if training programs enhance delivery of remote cancer symptom support. PMID:24902425

Stacey, Dawn; Carley, Meg; Kohli, Jagbir; Skrutkowski, Myriam; Avery, Jonathan; Bazile, Astride M; Court, Arlene; Nagel, Daniel A; Budz, Denise

2014-01-01

193

Quality Enhancement: An Overview. Program Services Papers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Leading a series of in-depth technical assistance papers on improving the quality in early care and education programs, this brochure is designed to help local communities consider the most effective strategies in designing and implementing programs that improve child care quality. A quality enhancement approach is taken whereby communities begin…

North Carolina Partnership for Children, Raleigh.

194

Culturally competent training program: a key to training lay health advisors for promoting breast cancer screening.  

PubMed

The lay health advisor (LHA) training program for breast cancer screening was conducted among Chinese- English bilingual trainees residing in Southeast Michigan. Guided by Bandura's Social Learning Theory, the development of the training curriculum followed the health communication process recommended by the National Cancer Institute. Data analysis based on questionnaires completed by 79 LHAs indicated that the breast cancer screening training program significantly increased LHAs' knowledge and self-efficacy (p < .01, t test, two-tailed) and LHAs had a positive perception with regard to the training manual. Regression analysis found that LHAs who were younger, employed, and demonstrated a positive perception of the training manual tended to have higher self-efficacy in promoting breast cancer screening (R(2) = .30). This study suggests that a culturally competent training program effectively increases LHAs' self-efficacy. The findings have implications for developing effective LHA training programs in Asian American communities where LHA interventions are rarely implemented. PMID:17965228

Yu, Mei-yu; Song, Lixin; Seetoo, Amy; Cai, Cuijuan; Smith, Gary; Oakley, Deborah

2007-12-01

195

The Kindergarten Intervention Program: Development of an Early Mental Health Program Using Trained Volunteers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the Kindergarten Intervention Program in Los Angeles, a model for recruiting, training, and supervising volunteers to help kindergarten students with special needs. Provides specific steps for initiating an early intervention mental health program using trained volunteers. (TE)

Munn, Janelle; And Others

1989-01-01

196

Quality assurance program for isotopic power systems  

SciTech Connect

This report summarizes the Sandia National Laboratories Quality Assurance Program that applies to non-weapon (reimbursable) Radioisotopic Thermoelectric Generators. The program has been implemented over the past 16 years on power supplies used in various space and terrestrial systems. The quality assurance (QA) activity of the program is in support of the Department of Energy, Office of Space Nuclear Projects. Basic elements of the program are described in the report and examples of program decumentation are presented.

Hannigan, R.L.; Harnar, R.R.

1982-12-01

197

Quality assurance program for isotopic power systems  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Sandia National Laboratories Quality Assurance Program that applies to non-weapon (reimbursable) Radioisotopic Thermoelectric Generators is summarized. The program was implemented over the past 16 years on power supplies used in various space and terrestrial systems. The quality assurance (QA) activity of the program is in support of the Department of Energy, Office of Space Nuclear Projects. Basic elements of the program are described and examples of program documentation are presented.

Hannigan, R. L.; Harnar, R. R.

1982-12-01

198

The development of a pilot training program for peer leaders in diabetes: Process and content  

PubMed Central

Purpose The goal of this study is to describe the process of developing a program that trains peers to facilitate an empowerment-based diabetes self-management support (DSMS) intervention. Methods To guide and advise the development process, we formed a peer leader training (PLT) action committee. The committee was an interdisciplinary group (principal investigator, nurse and dietician certified diabetes educators, nutritionist, physician, and three community members) that met every three months over a one-year period for continuous quality improvement (CQI) meetings. During CQI meetings, the committee reviewed and supervised the curriculum development, provided feedback, and informed modifications and improvements. Results The resulting PLT program is a 46-hour training program with two training sessions conducted per week over a 12-week period. The competency-based training program is based on the theory of experiential learning and consists of three major components including building a diabetes-related knowledge base, developing skills (communication, facilitation, and behavior change), and applying skills in experiential settings. All components are integrated within each training session using a wide range of instructional methods including group brainstorming, group sharing, role-play, peer leader simulations, and group facilitation simulations. Conclusion Through the process described above, we developed a training program that equips peer leaders with the knowledge and skills to facilitate empowerment-based DSMS interventions. Future directions include conducting and evaluating the peer training program.

Tang, Tricia S.; Funnell, Martha M.; Gillard, Marylou; Nwankwo, Robin; Heisler, Michele

2014-01-01

199

Quality assurance program plan for Building 327  

SciTech Connect

This Quality Assurance Program Plan (QAPP) provides an overview of the quality assurance program for Building 327. The program applies to the facility safety structures, systems, and components and to activities that could affect safety structures, systems, and components. Adherence to the quality assurance program ensures the following: US Department of Energy missions and objectives are effectively accomplished; Products and services are safe, reliable, and meet or exceed the requirements and expectations of the user; Hazards to the public, to Hanford Site and facility workers, and to the environment are minimized. The format of this Quality Assurance Program Plan is structured to parallel that of 10 CFR 83 0.120, Quality Assurance Requirements. This Quality Assurance Program Plan (QAPP) provides information on how the Quality Assurance Program is implemented for the 324 Building B-Cell Safety Cleanout Project (BCCP). This QAPP is responsive to the Westinghouse Hanford Company Quality Assurance Program and Implementation Plan, WHC-SP 113 1, for 10 CFR 830.120, Nuclear Safety Management, Quality Assurance Requirements; and DOE Order 5700.6C, Quality Assurance. This QAPP supersedes PNNL PNL-MA-70 QAP Quality Assurance Plan No. WTC-050 Rev. 2, issue date May 3, 1996.

Tanke, J.M.

1997-05-22

200

US Environmental Protection Agency's quality assurance program  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its predecessor organizations historically have devoted considerable time and effort to the standardization of test procedures, the development and use of calibration and performance audit procedures, quality control and reference samples, training, and other quality assurance (QA) activities. However, these QA activities were essentially voluntary, and most of the data generated were reported with

T. W. Stanley; S. S. Verner

1985-01-01

201

Central Florida Film Production Technology Training Program. Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Central Florida Film Production Technology Training program provided training to prepare 134 persons for employment in the motion picture industry. Students were trained in stagecraft, sound, set construction, camera/editing, and post production. The project also developed a curriculum model that could be used for establishing an Associate in…

Valencia Community Coll., Orlando, FL.

202

Preconference Educational Research Training Program in Music Education. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 1970 Preconference Educational Research Training Program (RTP) provided three 3-day sessions of intensive research training for a total of 160 music educators from across the country. The primary purpose of the RTP activity was to provide music education researchers and users of research with intensive training in three major areas (1)…

Petzold, Robert; And Others

203

Developing an Internship Training Program for Master's Level Therapists.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this paper is to present a model of a master's level internship training program at a university counseling center and to show how master's level therapists, with adequate supervision and training, have enhanced the performance of a counseling center. The first step was to develop a training manual to serve as a roadmap for staff…

Guinee, James P.

204

Quality in Education and Training. Aspects of Educational and Training Technology. Volume XXVI.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 38 conference papers in this volume were chosen to exemplify different definitions of, and approaches to, quality, as they are applied in a wide range of educational and training contexts. The papers are: "Designing Organisations That Learn" (D. J. Dicks); "Quality Assurance in a European Context" (D. Alexander, J. Morgan); "'What's in It for…

Shaw, Malcolm, Ed.; Roper, Eric, Ed.

205

Qualitative assessment of training programs for alcohol servers and establishment managers.  

PubMed Central

OBJECTIVE: In an attempt to reduce the societal burden associated with alcohol-related problems such as underage drinking and drunk driving, some local communities and state governments mandate training programs for employees of establishments that serve or sell alcoholic beverages. This study was designed to assess the available training programs for employees and managers and to identify states that either mandate training programs or encourage them by reducing establishments' legal liability. METHODS: Training programs were identified through the Internet, key informants, and the research literature. Three researchers independently rated each of 22 local and national programs across 10 categories. In addition, the authors surveyed alcoholic beverage control agencies and legislative research bureaus in the 50 U.S. states. RESULTS: The results show that training programs are not standardized and vary widely in content, use of behavior change methods, and production quality. Most programs targeted waitstaff and bartenders. Only one program exclusively targeted owners and managers. CONCLUSIONS: National standards must be developed for training programs for servers, managers, and owners.

Toomey, T L; Kilian, G R; Gehan, J P; Perry, C L; Jones-Webb, R; Wagenaar, A C

1998-01-01

206

Training program for transanal endoscopic microsurgery.  

PubMed

Televised endoscopy and the concept of the "assisted" endoscopic operation is of great help in teaching surgical endoscopic techniques. The use of training dummies provides a new method of training manual dexterity and surgical skills in special courses or in surgical skill laboratories. We have developed a training system for transanal endoscopic microsurgery. Operations with our technique were performed on 116 patients. Like other microsurgical techniques, our method requires a special introduction and intensive training. This paper presents our multistage, video-supported training course for teaching transanal endoscopic microsurgery. The one-day training session is divided into four steps: (1) becoming acquainted with the technology; (2) training on cloth phantom; (3) training on opened bowel; (4) training on closed bovine bowel distended by gas insufflation. Each step is introduced by a short videotape didactically demonstrating the particular aspects of the method. PMID:3175831

Kipfmüller, K; Buess, G; Naruhn, M; Junginger, T

1988-01-01

207

An Assessment of Head Start Supplementary Training Programs in Providing Child Development Associate Competency Based Training. Volume IV: Case Studies of Eight HSST/CDA Training Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These case studies describe the design and implementation of eight selected Head Start Supplementary Training/Child Development Associate (HSST/CDA) programs. (HSST/CDA training programs are intended to prepare Head Start classroom staff to meet the competency requirements of the CDA credential.) Each case study, selected for its training methods,…

Gilman, Ann; Signatur, Diane

208

Training Effectiveness Assessment: Volume I, Current Military Training Evaluation Programs. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study was conducted to clarify issues and problems involved in the assessment of the effectiveness of military training and to evaluate and recommend objective procedures for determining the effectiveness of Navy training. The study results are reported in two volumes. This volume reviews current military training evaluation programs. Evaluation…

Hall, Eugene R.; And Others

209

DETC Evaluator Training Program: A Distance Education Course To Train Evaluators for DETC Accreditation Visits.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains the distance learning evaluator training program of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), which is intended for the following audiences: institutions considering or actually undergoing reaccreditation; new accrediting commission evaluators; and trained evaluators. The following are among the topics covered in…

Rokicki, Phillip S.; Donley, Nancy S.

210

Training Services Site Support Program Plan WBS 6.13. Revision 1  

SciTech Connect

The mission of Hanford Reservation`s Training Services is to procure, promote, and provide ``Tomorrow`s Training Today`` by innovatively adapting services to meet the needs of current programs. The program objectives are: provide the workforce with the knowledge and skills to safely and effectively achieve the Hanford Mission; Provide customer-driven training services in a quality, cost efficient manner; provide the Hanford community retraining opportunities consistent with the Hanford Mission and Columbia Basin economic viability; and provide workforce with knowledge and expertise with new and more effective technology.

NONE

1995-09-01

211

Navy Develops Job-Related Physical Training Programs.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This citation summarizes a one-page announcement of technology available for utilization. SPARTEN (Scientific Program of Aerobic and Resistance Training Exercise in the Navy) is a total body fitness program currently being evaluated for potential Navy-wid...

1983-01-01

212

A Communication Skills Training Program for the Multinational Corporation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a nine-month business and communication skills program developed for a large multinational corporation. Discusses communication training programs for international employees and internalizing the business communication curriculum. (EL)

Johnson, J. Lynn; Pettit, John D.

1985-01-01

213

Training Primary Care Psychologists: A Model for Predoctoral Programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article focuses on blueprints for developing primary care psychology training in graduate psychology programs. The rationale and the foundations for establishing primary care psychology as a generalist model in clinical programs are identified. An outline of a core curriculum for multiprofessional training and an introductory knowledge base for primary care psychology is presented. Finally, a developmental model for primary

Mary R. Talen; J. Scott Fraser; Kate Cauley

2005-01-01

214

Jaguar Land Rover “transition to high performance” training program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to describe a training program that was specifically designed to underpin the launch of a new behavior framework and performance management process, required to support the pace of organizational change in the face of increasingly competitive market demands. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The core focus of the training program was on practical skills acquisition

Jez Hicks; Stephen Upton

2010-01-01

215

Examining Internationalization in U.S. Counseling Psychology Training Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to gather more information about the process of internationalization in U.S. counseling psychology programs. Participants included 26 training directors and 83 doctoral students, representing 32 of the 63 APA-accredited counseling psychology programs. Results suggested that the presence of international training

Hurley, Erica J.; Gerstein, Lawrence H.; Aegisdottir, Stefania

2013-01-01

216

Designing Effective Resistance Training Programs: A Practical Example.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Suggests that designing effective resistance training programs is a critical task and important priority for strength and conditioning coaches. Focusing on collegiate soccer, the article describes the step-by-step process of designing resistance training and conditioning programs and emphasizes the need to provide athletes with a scientifically…

Hedrick, Allen

2002-01-01

217

Training Program in Biostatistics for Breast Cancer Research.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The current training program terminates in the summer of 1998. We had originally planned to develop a training program in biostatistics for cancer research for submission to the National Cancer Institute (Task 9). However this plan was delayed by the loss...

R. J. Little

1998-01-01

218

COOPERATIVE SUPERVISED JOB TRAINING PROGRAM, THE FINAL REPORT AND EVALUATION.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A 3-YEAR COOPERATIVE SUPERVISED JOB TRAINING PROGRAM WAS INITIATED TO STUDY THE EFFECTS OF SUPERVISED JOB TRAINING ON LOW ACADEMIC ACHIEVERS AND PERSONS WHO HAD DEFINITE NEEDS FOR VOCATIONAL PREPAREDNESS IMMEDIATELY UPON LEAVING SCHOOL. FOUR SCHOOLS FROM THREE SCHOOL DISTRICTS PARTICIPATED IN THE PILOT PROGRAMS -- ROBINSON HIGH SCHOOL, MAINE…

Illinois State Board of Vocational Education and Rehabilitation, Springfield.

219

Corporate Human Resources Adult Training and Employment Program Description.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In response to increasing difficulty in finding qualified candidates for entry-level positions, the Aetna company has developed an Adult Training and Employment program. This program (1) trains, hires, and retains nontraditional candidates from the area's public and private agencies; (2) focuses on issues that affect this population's ability to…

Aetna Life and Casualty, Hartford, CT.

220

Export Management Specialist. A Training Program. Instructor's Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication provides instructors with materials for an export management specialist (EMS) training program. The objective of the training program is to assist companies in reaching their export goals by educating current and potential managers about the basics of exporting. It provides a foundation for considering international trade and for…

Oklahoma State Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education, Stillwater. Curriculum and Instructional Materials Center.

221

An International Survey of Training Programs for Treating Tobacco Dependence  

PubMed Central

Aims The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) requires countries to implement tobacco dependence treatment programs. To provide treatment effectively, a country needs individuals trained to deliver these services. We report on the global status of programs that train individuals to provide tobacco dependence treatment. Design Cross-sectional web-based survey of tobacco treatment training programs in a stratified convenience sample of countries chosen to vary by WHO geographic region and World Bank income level. Participants Key informants in 48 countries; 70% of 69 countries who were sent surveys responded. Measurements Program prevalence, frequency, duration, and size; background of trainees; content (adherence to pre-defined core competencies); funding sources; challenges. Findings We identified 61 current tobacco treatment training programs in 37 (77%) of 48 countries responding to the survey. Three-quarters of them began in 2000 or after, and 40% began after 2003, when the FCTC was adopted. Programs estimated training 14,194 individuals in 2007. Training was offered to a variety of professionals and paraprofessionals, but most often to physicians and nurses. Median program duration was 16 hours, but programs' duration, intensity, and size varied widely. Most programs used evidence-based guidelines and reported adherence to core tobacco treatment competencies. Training programs were less frequent in low-income countries and in Africa. Securing funding was the major challenge for most programs; current funding sources were government (58%), non-government organizations (23%), pharmaceutical companies (17%) and, in one case, the tobacco industry. Conclusion Training programs for tobacco treatment providers are diverse and growing. Most upper- and middle-income countries have programs, and most programs appear to be evidence-based. However, funding is a major challenge. In particular, more programs are needed for non-physicians and for low-income countries.

Rigotti, Nancy A.; Bitton, Asaf; Richards, Ann E.; Reyen, Michele; Wassum, Kenneth; Raw, Martin

2009-01-01

222

Systematic review of communication partner training in aphasia: methodological quality.  

PubMed

Twenty-three studies identified from a previous systematic review examining the effects of communication partner training on persons with aphasia and their communication partners were evaluated for methodological quality. Two reviewers rated the studies on defined methodological quality criteria relevant to each study design. There were 11 group studies, seven single-subject participant design studies, and five qualitative studies. Quality scores were derived for each study. The mean inter-rater reliability of scores for each study design ranged from 85-93%, with Cohen's Kappa indicating substantial agreement between raters. Methodological quality of research on communication partner training in aphasia was highly varied. Overall, group studies employed the least rigorous methodology as compared to single subject and qualitative research. Only two of 11 group studies complied with more than half of the quality criteria. No group studies reported therapist blinding and only one group study reported participant blinding. Across all types of studies, the criterion of treatment fidelity was most commonly omitted. Failure to explicitly report certain methodological quality criteria may account for low ratings. Using methodological rating scales specific to the type of study design may help improve the methodological quality of aphasia treatment studies, including those on communication partner training. PMID:23451832

Cherney, Leora R; Simmons-Mackie, Nina; Raymer, Anastasia; Armstrong, Elizabeth; Holland, Audrey

2013-10-01

223

Quality assurance program plan for Building 324  

SciTech Connect

This Quality Assurance Program Plan (QAPP) provides an overview of the quality assurance program for Building 324. This plan supersedes the PNNL Nuclear Facilities Quality Management System Description, PNL-NF-QMSD, Revision 2, dated March 1996. The program applies to the facility safety structures, systems, and components and to activities that could affect safety structures, systems, and components. Adherence to the quality assurance program ensures the following: US Department of Energy missions and objectives are effectively accomplished; Products and services are safe, reliable, and meet or exceed the requirements and expectations of the user; Hazards to the public, to Hanford Site and facility workers, and to the environment are minimized. The format of this Quality Assurance Program Plan is structured to parallel that of 10 CFR 83 0.120, Quality Assurance Requirements.

Tanke, J.M.

1997-05-22

224

People Helping People: A Facilitator's Guide and Training Module for a Peer Helper Training Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This two-part learning module was designed to assist student personnel administrators in developing and implementing a training program for student peer counselors. Introductory material presents a rationale for such training programs, examining the usefulness of peer counselors in meeting the informational needs of students at minimal cost and…

Rose, Anand Bill

225

Guidelines for a Quality Career Guidance Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This position paper on quality career guidance programs outlines basic assumptions, guidelines, a comprehensive program development model, and recommended uses. Highlights of the program development model include management questions, information, and program standards. This represents NVGA/AVA Guidance Divisions efforts to establish standards for…

Vocational Guidance Quarterly, 1979

1979-01-01

226

Infant and Toddler Program Quality Review Instrument.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This program quality review instrument for California's infant and toddler programs focuses on seven functional program components. Components include: (1) philosophy, goals, and objectives; (2) administration; (3) maintenance of a developmental profile on each infant and toddler; (4) provision of a developmental program; (5) parent education and…

California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.

227

A Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Center Injection Training Program.  

PubMed

Injectable treatments for Multiple Sclerosis inspire hope and challenges. Abilities, anxiety levels and acceptance of treatment modalities vary so a creative program and comprehensive care plan combined to meet individual needs. A flexible, two session program developed at the University of Pennsylvania MS Center includes planning, practice, and even "homework" before the initiation of drug therapy. Hints are given to manage anticipated side effects and written instructions supplement product literature. Training focuses on subcutaneous or intramuscular injection technique. Since IM injections require special skills, those prescribed Avonex (beta Interferon la) are given "anatomy lessons"; they ease tension and are fun. Learning is informal, stories are shared and expectations discussed. The patient is encouraged to maintain an informed, active role in his care, adopt a wellness lifestyle and participate fully in goals of treatment. Physical, psychological and cognitive capabilities are assessed. Safety, compliance, and relationship issues are evaluated. Rapport developed during training goes far to promote adherence to therapy, minimize lifestyle disruption and preserve an acceptable quality of life. The nurse as liaison to other professionals, particularly the prescribing physician, facilitates innovative management of treatment issues. Moving patients and carepartners toward self responsibility, informed choices and competent administration of treatments benefits all. New models of care develop and by empowering others, we empower ourselves. PMID:9481239

Pfohl, D C

1997-12-01

228

Environmental Restoration Quality Program Implementation Plan. Environmental Restoration Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Environmental Restoration (ER) Program requirements for implementation of DOE Order 5700.6C are identified in the Environmental Restoration Quality Program Plan, (QPP). Management systems necessary to implement the ER QPP consist of the necessary stan...

1992-01-01

229

14 CFR 135.336 - Airline transport pilot certification training program.  

...2014-01-01 false Airline transport pilot certification training...TRANSPORTATION (CONTINUED) AIR CARRIERS AND OPERATORS FOR...Training § 135.336 Airline transport pilot certification training...program must be separate from the air carrier training program...

2014-01-01

230

Exercise Training Restores Cardiac Protein Quality Control in Heart Failure  

PubMed Central

Exercise training is a well-known coadjuvant in heart failure treatment; however, the molecular mechanisms underlying its beneficial effects remain elusive. Despite the primary cause, heart failure is often preceded by two distinct phenomena: mitochondria dysfunction and cytosolic protein quality control disruption. The objective of the study was to determine the contribution of exercise training in regulating cardiac mitochondria metabolism and cytosolic protein quality control in a post-myocardial infarction-induced heart failure (MI-HF) animal model. Our data demonstrated that isolated cardiac mitochondria from MI-HF rats displayed decreased oxygen consumption, reduced maximum calcium uptake and elevated H2O2 release. These changes were accompanied by exacerbated cardiac oxidative stress and proteasomal insufficiency. Declined proteasomal activity contributes to cardiac protein quality control disruption in our MI-HF model. Using cultured neonatal cardiomyocytes, we showed that either antimycin A or H2O2 resulted in inactivation of proteasomal peptidase activity, accumulation of oxidized proteins and cell death, recapitulating our in vivo model. Of interest, eight weeks of exercise training improved cardiac function, peak oxygen uptake and exercise tolerance in MI-HF rats. Moreover, exercise training restored mitochondrial oxygen consumption, increased Ca2+-induced permeability transition and reduced H2O2 release in MI-HF rats. These changes were followed by reduced oxidative stress and better cardiac protein quality control. Taken together, our findings uncover the potential contribution of mitochondrial dysfunction and cytosolic protein quality control disruption to heart failure and highlight the positive effects of exercise training in re-establishing cardiac mitochondrial physiology and protein quality control, reinforcing the importance of this intervention as a non-pharmacological tool for heart failure therapy.

Campos, Juliane C.; Queliconi, Bruno B.; Dourado, Paulo M. M.; Cunha, Telma F.; Zambelli, Vanessa O.; Bechara, Luiz R. G.; Kowaltowski, Alicia J.; Brum, Patricia C.; Mochly-Rosen, Daria; Ferreira, Julio C. B.

2012-01-01

231

Quality and Quality Assurance in Technical and Vocational Education and Training. Thematic Studies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In many countries in both the Mediterranean region and the European Union (EU), interest in the quality of, and improvements to, technical and vocational education and training (TVET) systems has increased progressively in recent years. The main reason underlying this interest is a growing awareness of the key role played by education and training

Seyfried, Erwin

2008-01-01

232

Building Quality Foundations: Indicators and Instruments to Measure the Quality of Vocational Education and Training  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Vocational education and training plays a major and increasing role in developing the knowledge and skills that underpin Australia's economy and society. It is vital, accordingly, that training outcomes are of high quality. This paper reports work undertaken to develop a new evidence-based and outcomes-focused national approach to monitoring and…

Coates, Hamish

2009-01-01

233

Communication training for aircrews: A review of theoretical and pragmatic aspects of training program design  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This study is the final report of a project studying methods of communications training applicable to both civilian and military aviation personnel, including multiperson teams or single pilot fixed wing or rotary wing aircraft. A review is provided of a number of theories proposed as relevant for producing training materials for improved communications. Criteria are given for evaluating the applicability of training programs to the aviation environment, and these criteria are applied to United Airlines' Resources Management Training, as well as to a number of commercially available general purpose training programs. The report considers in detail assertiveness training and grid management training, examining their theoretical background and attempts made to validate their effectiveness. It was found that there are substantive difficulties in assessing the effectiveness of both training programs, as well as problems with the theories underlying them. However, because the aviation environment offers unique advantages for studying the effectiveness of communications training, recommendations are made on the design of appropriate training programs and on procedures that might be used to validate them.

Linde, Charlotte; Goguen, Joseph; Devenish, Linda

1987-01-01

234

Quality assurance program plan fuel supply shutdown  

SciTech Connect

This Quality Assurance Program plan (QAPP) describes how the Fuel Supply Shutdown (FSS) project organization implements the quality assurance requirements of HNF-MP-599, Project Hanford Quality Assurance Program Description (QAPD) and the B and W Hanford Company Quality Assurance Program Plan (QAPP), FSP-MP-004. The QAPP applies to facility structures, systems, and components and to activities (e.g., design, procurement, testing, operations, maintenance, etc.) that could affect structures, systems, and components. This QAPP also provides a roadmap of applicable Project Hanford Policies and Procedures (PHPP) which may be utilized by the FSS project organization to implement the requirements of this QAPP.

Metcalf, I.L.

1998-09-21

235

Basic skills for hospital pharmacy technicians: development of a programmed training manual.  

PubMed

The development of a programmed training manual to teach basic skills to hospital pharmacy technicians is described. Steps in the development of the manual included reviewing pertinent literature, writing a job description for a pharmacy technician position, performing a task analysis, writing learning objectives and sequencing course content into a programmed format. Five units of the manual cover dosage forms and routes of administration, drug nomenclature, abbreviations, calculations and medication orders. The programmed format should help to provide quality, economic and efficient training for technicians. PMID:677137

Idsvoog, P B

1978-08-01

236

Quality Assurance and Statistics. High-Technology Training Module.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This high technology quality assurance and statistics training module is a part of the statistics unit for an algebra I or algebra II course. This module fits into high school math classes in which students compute and display measures of central tendency and variability. The module contains a description, objectives, and content outline--phase I…

Wirsbinski, William

237

School Indoor Air Quality Assessment and Program Implementation  

Microsoft Academic Search

schools in the states of Washington and Idaho adopted individual- ized indoor air quality (IAQ) programs during the 2000-2001 school year. An experienced IAQ\\/building science specialist conducted walk- through assessments at each school. These assessments documented defi ciencies and served as an on-site training opportunity for the school's facilities and administration staff. Schools used the assessment fi nd- ings, along

Dave Blake; David Hales

2002-01-01

238

Quality Assurance Program and Brain Drain  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The number of colleges and universities in most developing countries has increased drastically over the past decades. The quality variation of these institutions is an alarming concern. Quality assurance programs are proposed and implemented. This paper evaluates the effects of quality assurance on the demand for college education, study abroad,…

Lien, Donald

2008-01-01

239

NATIONAL WATER-QUALITY ASSESSMENT (NAWQA) PROGRAM  

EPA Science Inventory

The National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program is designed to describe the status and trends in the quality of the Nations ground- and surface-water resources and to provide a sound understanding of the natural and human factors that affect the quality of these resources. ...

240

Employee training, incentives boost conservation programs  

SciTech Connect

Hotel energy managers are finding that a cooperative and trained staff is a major factor in the success of conservation projects. Some managers go beyond training to offer cash bonus and other incentives. Training must be continuous because of the high turnover in personnel. Most of the training is geared to increasing employee awareness of conservation basics, such as turning off lights, heat, and air conditioning. It is as important for employees to take a personal interest in the size of the utility bill as it is for them to understand the sophisticated control devices. (DCK)

Alejandro, C.

1982-10-04

241

The need for specialist training exposure in residency programs.  

PubMed

In modern orthopedic practice, some degree of subspecialist expertise is required and training programs must provide for this. Specialist training in university teaching hospitals provides opportunities beyond just exposure to the complex case mix of a tertiary center. Specialist orthopedic hospitals provide care and leadership with national and international expertise. Their role in orthopedic training is substantial. With legislative reductions in permissible working hours orthopedic training continues to adapt to provide surgeons with the opportunities to fully develop skills, with teaching hospitals well placed to facilitate this. This article discusses the role of specialist training and teaching hospitals in contemporary orthopedic surgery. PMID:24643738

Roberts, David; Fox, Michael

2014-06-01

242

76 FR 32232 - Employment and Training Administration Program Year (PY) 2011 Workforce Investment Act (WIA...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Employment and Training Administration Program Year (PY) 2011 Workforce...Allotments to Outlying Areas AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Labor. ACTION:...

2011-06-03

243

75 FR 16179 - Employment and Training Administration Program Year (PY) 2010 Workforce Investment Act (WIA...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Employment and Training Administration Program Year (PY) 2010 Workforce...Information Grants AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Labor. ACTION:...

2010-03-31

244

76 FR 30978 - Employment and Training Administration Program Year (PY) 2011 Workforce Investment Act (WIA...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Employment and Training Administration Program Year (PY) 2011 Workforce...NFJP) Allocations AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Labor. ACTION:...

2011-05-27

245

A novel method of assessing quality of postgraduate psychiatry training: experiences from a large training programme  

PubMed Central

Background Most assessments of the quality of postgraduate training are based on anonymised questionnaires of trainees. We report a comprehensive assessment of the quality of training at a large postgraduate psychiatry training institute using non-anonymised face-to-face interviews with trainees and their trainers. Methods Two consultant psychiatrists interviewed 99 trainees and 109 trainers. Scoring of interview responses was determined by using a pre-defined criteria. Additional comments were recorded as free text. Interviews covered 13 domains, including: Clinical, teaching, research and management opportunities, clinical environment, clinical supervision, adequacy of job description, absence of bullying and job satisfaction. Multiple interview domain scores were combined, generating a ‘Combined’ score for each post. Results The interview response rate was 97% for trainers 88% for trainees. There was a significant correlation between trainee and trainer scores for the same interview domains (Pearson’s r = 0.968, p< 0.001). Overall scores were significantly higher for specialist psychiatry posts as compared to general adult psychiatry posts (Two tailed t-test, p < 0.001, 95% CI: -0.398 to ?0.132), and significantly higher for liaison psychiatry as compared to other specialist psychiatry posts (t-test: p = 0.038, 95% CI: -0.3901, -0.0118). Job satisfaction scores of year 1 to year 3 core trainees showed a significant increase with increasing seniority (Linear regression coefficient = 0.273, 95% CI: 0.033 to 0.513, ANOVA p= 0.026). Conclusions This in-depth examination of the quality of training on a large psychiatry training programme successfully elicited strengths and weakness of our programme. Such an interview scheme could be easily implemented in smaller schemes and may well provide important information to allow for targeted improvement of training. Additionally, trends in quality of training and job satisfaction amongst various psychiatric specialities were identified; specifically speciality posts and liaison posts in psychiatry were revealed to be the most popular with trainees.

2013-01-01

246

Quality Circles: Making Schools Productive.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a training format that gives educators the skills to use quality circles. The three parts of this training program are examined: the ABC's of quality circles, leader training, and facilitator training. (CT)

Bellanca, James A.

1982-01-01

247

State "technical assistance programs" for nursing home quality improvement: variations and potential implications.  

PubMed

To improve nursing home quality, many states have developed "technical assistance programs" that provide on-site consultation and training for nursing facility staff. We conducted a national survey on these state programs to collect data on program design, operations, financing, and perceived effectiveness. As of 2010, 17 states had developed such programs. Compared to existing state nursing home quality regulations, these programs represent a collaborative, rather than enforcement-oriented, approach to quality. However, existing programs vary substantially in key structural features such as staffing patterns, funding levels, and relationship with state survey and certification agencies. Perceived effectiveness by program officials on quality was high, although few states have performed formal evaluations. Perceived barriers to program effectiveness included lack of appropriate staff and funding, among others. In conclusion, state technical assistance programs for nursing homes vary in program design and perceived effectiveness. Future comparative evaluations are needed to inform evidence-based quality initiatives. PMID:23216345

Li, Yue; Spector, William D; Glance, Laurent G; Mukamel, Dana B

2012-01-01

248

Teacher Training in Graduate Endodontic Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A national survey of postdoctoral endodontic students on the perceived educational needs of dental faculty indicated that most endodontic students possess very little formal educational training, they perceive a strong need for it, and that they desire more training in evaluation/testing methods. (MLW)

Burrell, William; Lee, Mickey M.

1981-01-01

249

Training Program for Operation of Emergency Vehicles.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of the contract was to train emergency-service personnel in the operation of Emergency Vehicles (EVs). The course requires five days to administer and includes both classroom and in-vehicle training. Classes can accommodate students from any o...

S. P. Schumacher J. B. Schumacher

1978-01-01

250

Employment and Training Programs. Second Revision.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The book describes federal training and employment resources for developmentally disabled persons. The first section provides a brief historical background of the federal government's involvement in employment and training beginning with the 1930's up to the passage of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Section II examines seven…

Keller, Judy; And Others

251

Comparative study of career development and training programs  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Improvement of human capital has been identified as the key to any further increase of productivity for any country engaged in the global economic competition. The same can be said of any organization seeking to enhance its overall performance. This study is aimed at: (1) surveying the current practices of career development and training programs at major corporations and government research organizations; (2) presenting the distributions of various program features among survey respondents; (3) identifying the profile of the training program of a typical research organization, against which each organization can check and identify its relative strengths as well as areas needing further strengthening; (4) conducting an economic analysis of the effectiveness of the training programs at Langley Research Center; and (5) making recommendations as to how to enhance existing training programs.

Tsao, Alan

1988-01-01

252

30 CFR 75.1713-6 - First-aid training program; minimum requirements.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false First-aid training program; minimum requirements...Miscellaneous § 75.1713-6 First-aid training program; minimum requirements. (a) All first-aid training programs required under the...

2013-07-01

253

30 CFR 77.1706 - First aid training program; minimum requirements.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false First aid training program; minimum requirements...MINES Miscellaneous § 77.1706 First aid training program; minimum requirements. (a) All first aid training programs required under the...

2013-07-01

254

78 FR 47419 - Requirements for the OSHA Training Institute Education Centers Program and the OSHA Outreach...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...the OSHA Training Institute Education Centers Program and the OSHA...Requesting the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval...the OSHA Training Institute Education Centers Program and the OSHA...OSHA Training Institute Education Centers Program at the...

2013-08-05

255

14 CFR 121.410 - Airline transport pilot certification training program.  

...2014-01-01 false Airline transport pilot certification training...TRANSPORTATION (CONTINUED) AIR CARRIERS AND OPERATORS FOR...Program § 121.410 Airline transport pilot certification training...program must be separate from the air carrier training program...

2014-01-01

256

Using the Wisconsin-Ohio Reference Evaluation Program (WOREP) to Improve Training and Reference Services  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article discusses a service quality study conducted in the Pennsylvania State University Libraries. The Wisconsin-Ohio Reference Evaluation Program survey was selected as a valid, standardized instrument. We present our results, highlighting the impact on reference training. A second survey a year later demonstrated that focusing on…

Novotny, Eric; Rimland, Emily

2007-01-01

257

QUALITY: A program to assess basis set quality  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A program to analyze in detail the quality of basis sets is presented. The information provided by the application of a wide variety of (atomic and/or molecular) quality criteria is processed by using a methodology that allows one to determine the most appropriate quality test to select a basis set to compute a given (atomic or molecular) property. Fuzzy set theory is used to choose the most adequate basis set to compute simultaneously a set of properties.

Sordo, J. A.

1998-09-01

258

A Strength Training Program for Primary Care Patients, Central Pennsylvania, 2012  

PubMed Central

Introduction Primary care providers can recommend strength training programs to use “Exercise as Medicine,” yet few studies have examined the interest of primary care patients in these programs. Methods We conducted a cross-sectional survey of primary care patients in central Pennsylvania. Interest in participating in free group-based strength training and weight control programs was assessed, in addition to patient demographics, medical history, and quality of life. Results Among 414 patients, most (61.0%) were aged 54 or older, and 64.0% were female. More patients were interested in a strength training program (55.3%) than in a weight control program (45.4%). Nearly three-quarters (72.8%) of those reporting 10 or more days of poor physical health were interested in a strength training program compared with 49.5% of those reporting no days of poor physical health. After adjusting for potential confounders, those reporting poorer physical health had 2.7 greater odds (95% confidence interval, 1.4–5.1) of being interested in a strength training program compared with those reporting better physical health. Patients with hypertension, diabetes, or high cholesterol were not more interested in a strength training program than those without these conditions. Conclusion Primary care practices may consider offering or referring patients to community-based strength training programs. This study observed high levels of interest in these widely available programs. Practices may also consider screening and referring those with poorer physical health, as they may be the most interested and have the most to gain from participating.

Patel, Vijay A.; Kraschnewski, Jennifer L.; Rovniak, Liza S.; Messina, Dino A.; Stuckey, Heather L.; Curry, William J.; Chuang, Cynthia H.; Sherwood, Lisa L.; Hess, Stacy L.

2014-01-01

259

Development of Training Programs to Optimize Planetary Ambulation  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Astronauts experience disturbances in functional mobility following their return to Earth due to adaptive responses that occur during exposure to the microgravity conditions of space flight. Despite significant time spent performing in-flight exercise routines, these training programs have not been able to mitigate postflight alterations in postural and locomotor function. Therefore, the goal of our two inter-related projects (NSBRI-ground based and ISS flight study, "Mobility") is to develop and test gait training programs that will serve to optimize functional mobility during the adaptation period immediately following space flight, thereby improving the safety and efficiency of planetary ambulation. The gait training program entails manipulating the sensory conditions of treadmill exercise to systematically challenge the balance and gait control system. This enhances the overall adaptability of locomotor function enabling rapid reorganization of gait control to respond to ambulation in different gravitational environments. To develop the training program, we are conducting a series of ground-based studies evaluating the training efficacy associated with variation in visual flow, body loading, and support surface stability during treadmill walking. We will also determine the optimal method to present training stimuli within and across training sessions to maximize both the efficacy and efficiency of the training procedure. Results indicate that variations in both visual flow and body unloading during treadmill walking leads to modification in locomotor control and can be used as effective training modalities. Additionally, the composition and timing of sensory challenges experienced during each training session has significant impact on the ability to rapidly reorganize locomotor function when exposed to a novel sensory environment. We have developed the capability of producing support surface variation during gait training by mounting a treadmill on a six-degree-of-freedom motion device. This hardware development will allow us to evaluate the efficacy of this type of training in conjunction with variation in visual flow and body unloading.

Bloomberg, J. J.; Mulavara, A. P.; Peters, B. T.; Cohen, H. S.; Miller, C. A.; Brady, R.; Warren, L. E.; Rutley, T. M.; Kozlovskaya, I. B.

2007-01-01

260

Designing and enhancing a systems engineering training and development program  

Microsoft Academic Search

The MITRE Institute, the Training and Development (T&D) organization of the MITRE Corporation, is in the process of designing and enhancing its systems engineering (SE) T&D program. This long-term, strategic program is intended to complement an existing deep, self-selection, internal catalog program and an on-site Masters Degree program in systems engineering. The program direction and design are driven by a

Philip N. Trudeau

2010-01-01

261

The Effectiveness of Computer-Based Cognitive Training Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this article is to summarize empirical findings for school-age computer-based cognitive training (CCT) programs and to provide specific guidelines to practitioners who may be consulting with parents and schools about the utility of such programs. CCT programs vary in nature and in their targeted functions, but they share similar…

Walcott, Christy M.; Phillips, Miranda E.

2013-01-01

262

The Peer Reference Counseling Program at Odum Library. Training Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Peer Reference Counseling Program at Valdosta State University (Georgia) is a program designed to provide students with a unique opportunity to work at the Reference Desk at Odum Library. This program employs minority students and trains them to work at the Reference Desk answering basic reference questions and utilizing as well as…

Lawrence, Tamiko Danielle; Thomas, Susan; Winston, Mark

263

The Gender Equity Collaborative's Mentoring Program Coordinator Training Workshop  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance (CSSIA) provides this pdf on the Gender Equity Collaborative's mentoring program. Topics include the need for mentoring programs, how to design a mentoring program, recruiting and screening mentors, and training and retaining mentors. Users are encouraged to visit the center's site and create a free login to view these and other learning resources.

2012-11-05

264

A Quality Assurance Program for decommissioning  

SciTech Connect

Defining the Quality Assurance Program for the US Department of Energy Shippingport Station Decommissioning Project (SSDP) was a unique opportunity because this is the first full-sized commercial nuclear power plant to be decommissioned. General Electric Company defined a Quality Assurance Program that provided adequate control, yet was stripped down to the essentials. The Program is designed to provide a flexible degree of monitoring of subcontractor work, built around a core of radiation safety monitoring, detailed planning, inspection and auditing, and operated with a minimum of dedicated personnel. This paper will concentrate on the traditional quality assurance activities, leaving radiation and environmental monitoring for other presentations.

Briggs, P.M.

1986-10-28

265

Quality of medical training and emigration of physicians from India  

PubMed Central

Background Physician 'brain drain' negatively impacts health care delivery. Interventions to address physician emigration have been constrained by lack of research on systematic factors that influence physician migration. We examined the relationship between the quality of medical training and rate of migration to the United States and the United Kingdom among Indian medical graduates (1955–2002). Methods We calculated the fraction of medical graduates who emigrated to the United States and the United Kingdom, based on rankings of medical colleges and universities according to three indicators of the quality of medical education (a) student choice, (b) academic publications, and (c) the availability of specialty medical training. Results Physicians from the top quintile medical colleges and of universities were 2 to 4 times more likely to emigrate to the United States and the United Kingdom than graduates from the bottom quintile colleges and universities. Conclusion Graduates of institutions with better quality medical training have a greater likelihood of emigrating. Interventions designed to counter loss of physicians should focus on graduates from top quality institutions.

Kaushik, Manas; Roy, Ananya; Bang, Anand A; Mahal, Ajay

2008-01-01

266

A Training Program for March of Dimes Workers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The problem of the study was to develop and test a training program for county workers who conduct the annual March of Dimes fund-raising campaign. Subjects were Mothers' Marchers, who were divided between an experimental and a control group. Training was given to the experimental group only. Both groups were given a posttest (identical to the…

DiVincenti, Marie Phillippa

267

Basic Training Program for Emergency Medical Technician Ambulance: Course Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In an effort to upgrade or further develop the skills levels of all individuals involved in the emergency medical care service, this training program was developed for the National Highway Safety Bureau. This specific course is an attempt to organize, conduct, and standardize a basic training course for emergency medical technicians (EMTs). The…

Fucigna, Joseph T.; And Others

268

Evaluation of an Anaphylaxis Training Program for Unlicensed Assistive Personnel  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study evaluated a training program designed to prepare unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP) in high school settings to recognize and respond effectively to an anaphylactic emergency. Subjects included 53 adults employed by a high school district in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. A training model was developed based on Bandura's…

Litarowsky, Jean A.; Murphy, Susan O.; Canham, Daryl L.

2004-01-01

269

The Self-Awareness-Training Program in Counselor-Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents three empirical studies as the major foundation to form the self awareness training program in counselor education. These empirical studies were done sequentially to: (1) define what self-awareness is; (2) explore how the self-awareness training strategy can be conducted along with existing courses; and (3) evaluate the effects of the…

Chen, Chin-Yen

270

The Pre-Vocational Evaluation and Training Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Described is a prevocational evaluation and training program which serves 30 educable and trainable mentally handicapped students, 16 to 21 years of age, by simulating actual work conditions and training students in social behaviors, grooming, attitudes, and skills appropriate to a work environment. Procedures are explained for student referral…

Farrar, Bill, Ed.

271

Discriminative training of dynamic programming based speech recognizers  

Microsoft Academic Search

A new minimum recognition error formulation and a generalized probabilistic descent (GPD) algorithm are analyzed and used to accomplish discriminative training of a conventional dynamic-programming-based speech recognizer. The objective of discriminative training here is to directly minimize the recognition error rate. To achieve this, a formulation that allows controlled approximation of the exact error rate and renders optimization possible is

Pao-Chung Chang; Biing-Hwang Juang

1993-01-01

272

Effective Single-Parent Training Group Program: Three System Studies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objective: This study highlights Dr. Elsie Pinkston and colleagues' research on the effectiveness of behavior parent training and examines the application of single-parent training group (SPG) programs to three parent-child dyads exposed to distressed family circumstances. Methods: Single-system evaluation designs were conducted with two…

Briggs, Harold E.; Miller, Keva M.; Orellana, E. Roberto; Briggs, Adam C.; Cox, Wendell H.

2013-01-01

273

Alternate Learning Center. Abstracts of Inservice Training Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet is a collection of abstracts describing the 18 programs offered at the Alternate Learning Center of the Rhode Island Teacher Center which has as its Primary function school based inservice training for local teachers and administrators. Each project is described in detail, including course goals, specific objectives, training

Rhode Island State Dept. of Education, Providence. Div. of Development and Operations.

274

Implementation Analysis of High Growth Job Training Initiative (HGJTI) Programs.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The High Growth Job Training Initiative (HGJTI) is a national grants program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration (ETA). Between 2001 and 2006, more than 150 grants were awarded to establish demand-driven job...

C. O'Brien D. S. Nightingale J. Trutko K. Chambers L. Eyster

2008-01-01

275

Systematic Approaches for Identifying and Organizing Content for Training Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper concentrates on two aspects in the development of curriculums for technical training: the identification of curriculum content for specific courses of study; and the organization of such content in training programs. Seven steps in the HumRRO procedure for systematic curriculum engineering are identified: determining the performance…

Ammerman, Harry L.

276

Evaluation of Foster Parent Training Programs: A Critical Review  

Microsoft Academic Search

Foster parents have special needs which must be addressed to retain them in the child welfare system. Several of these needs may be addressed within their foster parent training experience; however, little research is available to determine the effectiveness of these training programs. What little research is available is frought with methodological limitations, calling into question the reliability, validity, or

Kristine E. Rork; Cheryl B. McNeil

2011-01-01

277

Dynamic Training Subset Selection for Supervised Learning in Genetic Programming  

Microsoft Academic Search

When using the Genetic Programming (GP) Algorithm on a difficultproblem with a large set of training data, a large population sizeis needed and a very large number of function-tree evaluations mustbe carried out. This paper describes some efforts made to reduce thenumber of such evaluations by concentrating on selecting a small subsetof the training data set on which to actually

Chris Gathercole; Peter Ross

1994-01-01

278

Child Sexual Abuse Prevention: Evaluation of a Teacher Training Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Evaluates teacher-training programs on child-sexual-abuse prevention developed by Hazzard, Kleemeir, Pohl, and Webb (1986). Trained teachers demonstrated significant increase in knowledge about child sexual abuse, attitudes regarding prevention, identifying behavioral indicators of abuse, and appropriate intervention in potential abuse cases.…

Randolph, M. K.; Gold, C. A.

1994-01-01

279

Training and research reactor facility longevity extension program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Since 1943, over 550 training and research reactors have been in operation. According to statistics from the International Atomic Energy Agency, â¼325 training and research reactors are currently in service. This total includes a wide variety of designs covering a range of power and research capabilities located virtually around the world. A program has been established at General Atomics (GA)

Carriveau

1991-01-01

280

Mercury Deposition Network Site Operator Training for the System Blank and Blind Audit Programs  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The U.S. Geological Survey operates the external quality assurance project for the National Atmospheric Deposition Program/Mercury Deposition Network. The project includes the system blank and blind audit programs for assessment of total mercury concentration data quality for wet-deposition samples. This presentation was prepared to train new site operators and to refresh experienced site operators to successfully process and submit system blank and blind audit samples for chemical analysis. Analytical results are used to estimate chemical stability and contamination levels of National Atmospheric Deposition Program/Mercury Deposition Network samples and to evaluate laboratory variability and bias.

Wetherbee, Gregory A.; Lehmann, Christopher M. B.

2008-01-01

281

Astronaut John Glenn running as part of physical training program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr., pilot of the Mercury-Atlas 6 mission, participates in a strict physical training program, as he exemplifies by frequent running. Here he pauses during an exercise period on the beach near Cape Canaveral, Florida.

1964-01-01

282

Directory of Training Programs for the Woodworking Industry.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The directory of training programs for the woodworking industry includes a comprehensive listing of schools, colleges, suppliers, and trade associations. The database contains descriptions of woodworking courses, types of equipment, and degree or certific...

D. L. Sonderman R. L. Brisbin

1993-01-01

283

Deriving Instructional Objectives for Teacher Corps Training Programs.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The collaborative procedures used to derive the instructional objectives for Arizona State University's Teacher Corps training programs for inservice teachers, preservice teachers, and teacher aides were time consuming and costly, but have resulted in inc...

N. Higgins B. Rabe

1977-01-01

284

A Training Program to Improve IFSP/IEP Goals and Objectives through the Routines-Based Interview  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors describe a training program designed to improve the knowledge and skills of early childhood interventionists. Within the context of using the Routines-Based Early Intervention approach, this training focused on improving the quality of goals and objectives on individualized plans, through the Routines-Based Interview. We structured the…

Boavida, Tânia; Aguiar, Cecília; McWilliam, R. A.

2014-01-01

285

FAA Training. Continued Improvements Needed in FAA's Controller Field Training Program. Report to Congressional Requesters.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Having examined the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) current program for providing field training to developmental and full-performance-level air traffic controllers, the General Accounting Office (GAO) recommends ensuring that FAA and contractor personnel are providing training consistently and uniformly. Further changes needed to ensure…

General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Resources, Community, and Economic Development Div.

286

The Medical Scientist Training Program: An M.D/Ph.D. Training Opportunity.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes what the medical scientist training program (MSTP) is, how a student decides whether to apply for the MSTP, practical questions to ponder in considering a dual degree career, MSTP training, National Institute of Health (NIH) and other funding opportunities, and M.D./Ph.D career paths. (KHR)

McKissack, Jacqueline M.; Quintans, Jose

287

Post-Training Needs of Urban High School Counselors: Implications for Counselor Training Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this study, the post-training needs of urban high school counselors were explored. A total of 55 high school counselors completed a questionnaire. The counselors emphasized the necessity of supplemental training for properly conducting youth drop-out and violence prevention programs, effective services for underachieving students who…

Owens, Delila; Pernice-Duca, Francesca; Thomas, Diana

2009-01-01

288

Does ETP Training Work? An Analysis of the Economic Outcomes of California Employment Training Panel Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Earnings and unemployment data from the California Employment Development Department and the California Employment Training Panel (ETP) Program records were used to analyze the effects of ETP. Earnings, weeks of unemployment, and unemployment insurance payments were measured in the year before and after training of ETP trainees who enrolled…

Moore, Richard W.; Blake, Daniel

289

A Documentation of the Labor Market, Training, and Apprenticeship Dimensions of a Woodsworking Training Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report is documentation of a project conducted in southern Oregon intended to (1) design and test apprenticeship standards for woodsworkers; (2) conduct an on-the-job training program for new woodsworkers; and (3) prepare documentation concerning trai...

G. W. Sorenson, P. Bible, J. Garland

1979-01-01

290

Resistance Training Improves Sleep Quality in Older Adults a Pilot Study  

PubMed Central

Older individuals, as a group, tend to experience difficulty sleeping compared to younger adults. Improving sleep in the elderly would have beneficial public health consequences. This study utilized 8 sedentary, older adults, 78.1 ± 3.1 years of age, who participated in a six-month long resistance training (RT) program. The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) was used to examine sleep quality, and a 1 repetition max test (1-RM) was used to determine upper (bench press) and lower (leg press) body strength. Total strength, defined as the sum of the bench press and leg press 1-RM results, was also reported. The training resulted in significant improvements (p < 0.05) in total (19%) and upper body (52%) strength and in sleep quality (38%). Future studies should examine the effects of strength gain/loss and time-of-day training on sleep quality. Key PointsCompromised sleep and deterioration of skeletal muscle mass and function are commonly found among the aged.Results show that RT led to improvements in upper and total body strength in older participants who trained three times per week in the morning.The resistance training led to improvements in sleep as measured by a self-report sleep questionnaire, the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index.The small sample size used, lack of control group, and the fact that the participants on average were characterized as “good ”sleepers at the study onset, necessitates that further investigation occur.We suggest that further research is required to explore the effects of RT performed at different times of the day as well as to determine the relationship between sleep gains or losses upon changes in sleep quality.

Ferris, Lee T.; Williams, James S.; Shen, Chwan Li; O'Keefe, Kendra A.; Hale, Kimberly B.

2005-01-01

291

NET-ZERO ENERGY BUILDING OPERATOR TRAINING PROGRAM (NZEBOT)  

SciTech Connect

The primary objective of the Net-Zero Energy Building Operator Training Program (NZEBOT) was to develop certificate level training programs for commercial building owners, managers and operators, principally in the areas of energy / sustainability management. The expected outcome of the project was a multi-faceted mechanism for developing the skill-based competency of building operators, owners, architects/engineers, construction professionals, tenants, brokers and other interested groups in energy efficient building technologies and best practices. The training program draws heavily on DOE supported and developed materials available in the existing literature, as well as existing, modified, and newly developed curricula from the Department of Engineering Technology & Construction Management (ETCM) at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC-Charlotte). The project goal is to develop a certificate level training curriculum for commercial energy and sustainability managers and building operators that: 1) Increases the skill-based competency of building professionals in energy efficient building technologies and best practices, and 2) Increases the workforce pool of expertise in energy management and conservation techniques. The curriculum developed in this project can subsequently be used to establish a sustainable energy training program that can contribute to the creation of new “green” job opportunities in North Carolina and throughout the Southeast region, and workforce training that leads to overall reductions in commercial building energy consumption. Three energy training / education programs were developed to achieve the stated goal, namely: 1. Building Energy/Sustainability Management (BESM) Certificate Program for Building Managers and Operators (40 hours); 2. Energy Efficient Building Technologies (EEBT) Certificate Program (16 hours); and 3. Energy Efficent Buildings (EEB) Seminar (4 hours). Training Program 1 incorporates the following topics in the primary five-day Building Energy/Sustainability Management Certificate program in five training modules, namely: 1) Strategic Planning, 2) Sustainability Audits, 3) Information Analysis, 4) Energy Efficiency, and 5) Communication. Training Program 2 addresses the following technical topics in the two-day Building Technologies workshop: 1) Energy Efficient Building Materials, 2) Green Roofing Systems, 3) Energy Efficient Lighting Systems, 4) Alternative Power Systems for Buildings, 5) Innovative Building Systems, and 6) Application of Building Performance Simulation Software. Program 3 is a seminar which provides an overview of elements of programs 1 and 2 in a seminar style presentation designed for the general public to raise overall public awareness of energy and sustainability topics.

Brizendine, Anthony; Byars, Nan; Sleiti, Ahmad; Gehrig, Bruce; Lu, Na

2012-12-31

292

Ensuring Drug Quality in Global Health Programs.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

U.S.-funded global health programs have put regulatory and policy requirements in place to help prevent procurement of substandard drugs. USAID, for example, reviews quality assurance information for all drugs before they are procured. Specifically, USAID...

2012-01-01

293

Quality in Medical Practice: A Student Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An updated report is offered of the successes and failures of the quality assurance program at the Medical College of Ohio during 1975-76. Students were used as auditors, submitting written evaluations of patient charts. (LBH)

Garg, Mohan; And Others

1977-01-01

294

UMTRA technical assistance contractor Quality Assurance Program Plan. Revision 4  

SciTech Connect

This Quality Assurance Program Plan (QAPP) provides the primary requirements for the integration of quality functions into all Technical Assistance Contractor (TAC) Project organization activities. The QAPP is the written directive authorized by the TAC Program Manager to accomplish this task and to implement procedures that provide the controls and sound management practices needed to ensure TAC contractual obligations are met. The QA program is designed to use monitoring, audit, and surveillance functions as management tools to ensure that all Project organization functions are executed in a manner that will protect public health and safety, promote the success of the Project, and meet or exceed contract requirements. The key to ensuring compliance with this directive is a two-step professional approach: utilize the quality system in all areas of activity, and generate a personal commitment from all personnel to provide quality service. The quality staff will be experienced, trained professionals capable of providing maximum flexibility to Project goal attainment. Such flexibility will enable the staff to be more cost effective and to further improve communication and coordination. To provide control details, this QAPP will be supplemented by approved standard operating procedures that provide requirements for performing the various TAC quality-related activities. These procedures shall describe applicable design input and document control activities and documentation.

Pehrson, P.

1993-10-12

295

Research and Development Innovation Training Quality and Profitability: Econometric Evidence from France  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract: This paper studies, simultaneously, the relationships between R&D investments, innovation, training investments, quality and firm performance at the firm level. It offers some empirical evidence on how innovation, training, quality affect firm profitability. The new feature we introduce is the link between training and quality. We build a five equations model including censored, dichotomous and linear variables with a

Fabrice Galia; Diègo Legros

296

National Quality Standards for Volunteer Literacy Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document lists the national quality standards for volunteer literacy programs that were developed by Laubach Literacy Action in a 2-year project that began in 1994 and involved the following activities: extensive review of existing literacy quality standards and guidelines; analysis of previous national efforts to identify the elements…

Laubach Literacy International, Syracuse, NY.

297

Total quality management program planning  

Microsoft Academic Search

As government funding grows scarce, competition between the national laboratories is increasing dramatically. In this era of tougher competition, there is no for resistance to change. There must instead be a uniform commitment to improving the overall quality of our products (research and technology) and an increased focus on our customers` needs. There has been an ongoing effort to bring

P. T. Thornton; K. Spence

1994-01-01

298

AFRRI TRIGA Reactor water quality monitoring program  

SciTech Connect

AFRRI has started a water quality monitoring program to provide base line data for early detection of tank leaks. This program revealed problems with growth of algae and bacteria in the pool as a result of contamination with nitrogenous matter. Steps have been taken to reduce the nitrogen levels and to kill and remove algae and bacteria from the reactor pool. (author)

Moore, Mark; George, Robert; Spence, Harry; Nguyen, John [Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute, Bethesda, MD (United States)

1992-07-01

299

Evaluating Vocational Training Programs. A Practical Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide is intended to serve as a systematic checklist for evaluators of vocational training institutions and for directors of schools or skills centers who want to identify areas in need of improvement. Discussed first are steps in defining the purpose of the evaluation (nature and objectives of the project, point of view, and the initial…

Hunting, Gordon; And Others

300

Needs Assessments for Automated Manufacturing Training Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains needs assessments used by Northampton Community College to develop training courses for a business-industry technology resource center for firms in eastern Pennsylvania. The following needs assessments are included: (1) individual skills survey for workers at Keystone Cement Company; (2) Keystone group skills survey; (3)…

Northampton Community Coll., Bethlehem, PA.

301

A Demonstration Program for Training Senior Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Seniors Teaching Seniors project was conducted at the Columbia University Brookdale Institute on Aging and Adult Development to train older adults to communicate more effectively their skills and expertise. Older adults were to develop teaching skills so that they could conduct classes at senior centers. Two older-adult volunteers were…

Stuen, Cynthia; And Others

302

Planning an Injection Mold Design Training Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With the increased use of plastics worldwide the shortage of trained personnel in moldmaking and design for plastic injection molds is becoming critical. Local schools and community colleges should provide courses in mold design and mold making, since most workers presently learn while working under experienced designers on the job. Following this…

Allyn, Edward P.

303

34 CFR 263.4 - What training costs may a Professional Development program include?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...training costs may a Professional Development program include? 263.4 Section...DISCRETIONARY GRANT PROGRAMS Professional Development Program § 263.4 What training costs may a Professional Development program include? (a) A...

2013-07-01

304

Liver phantom for quality control and training in nuclear medicine  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In nuclear medicine, liver scintigraphy aims to verify organ function based on the radionuclide concentration in the liver and bile flow and is also used to detect tumors. Therefore it is necessary to perform quality control tests in the gamma camera before running the exam to prevent false results. Quality control tests of the gamma camera should thus be performed before running the exam to prevent false results. Such tests generally use radioactive material inside phantoms for evaluation of gamma camera parameters in quality control procedures. Phantoms can also be useful for training doctors and technicians in nuclear medicine procedures. The phantom proposed here has artifacts that simulate nodules; it may take on different quantities, locations and sizes and it may also be mounted without the introduction of nodules. Thus, its images may show hot or cold nodules or no nodules. The phantom consists of acrylic plates hollowed out in the centre, with the geometry of an adult liver. Images for analyses of simulated liver scintigraphy were obtained with the detector device at 5 cm from the anterior surface of the phantom. These simulations showed that this object is suitable for quality control in nuclear medicine because it was possible to visualize artifacts larger than 7.9 mm using a 256×256 matrix and 1000 kcpm. The phantom constructed in this work will also be useful for training practitioners and technicians in order to prevent patients from repeat testing caused by error during examinations.

Lima Ferreira, Fernanda Carla; Souza, Divanizia do Nascimento

2011-10-01

305

78 FR 24431 - Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Housing Counseling Training Program  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Information Collection to OMB; Housing Counseling Training Program AGENCY: Office of...information: Title of Proposed: Housing Counseling Training Program. OMB Approval Number...information and proposed use: The Housing Counseling Training NOFA, which requests...

2013-04-25

306

5 CFR 930.301 - Information systems security awareness training program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-01-01 false Information systems security awareness training program...Systems § 930.301 Information systems security awareness training program...plan for Federal information systems security awareness and training...

2009-01-01

307

5 CFR 930.301 - Information systems security awareness training program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-01-01 false Information systems security awareness training program...Systems § 930.301 Information systems security awareness training program...plan for Federal information systems security awareness and training...

2010-01-01

308

25 CFR 163.41 - Postgraduation recruitment, continuing education and training programs.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Postgraduation recruitment, continuing education and training programs. 163.41 Section...Postgraduation recruitment, continuing education and training programs. (a) Postgraduation...period. (c) Continuing education and training. (1) The purpose...

2010-04-01

309

25 CFR 163.41 - Postgraduation recruitment, continuing education and training programs.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Postgraduation recruitment, continuing education and training programs. 163.41 Section...Postgraduation recruitment, continuing education and training programs. (a) Postgraduation...period. (c) Continuing education and training. (1) The purpose...

2009-04-01

310

75 FR 34249 - Centers for Independent Living Program-Training and Technical Assistance  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...III Department of Education...Living Program--Training and Technical Assistance...DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Centers for Independent...Living Program--Training and Technical Assistance...Community-Based Training and Technical Assistance...Secretary for Special Education and...

2010-06-16

311

Teacher Reactions to a Child Sexual Abuse Training Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes educational outreach program on child sexual abuse for counselors who provide in-service training for other school personnel. Discusses program areas of information concerning offenders, victims, and nonoffending family members; current state laws and proposed legislation; school system procedures and requirements for reporting suspected…

Allsopp, Anne; Prosen, Sue

1988-01-01

312

Ability-Training-Oriented Automated Assessment in Introductory Programming Course  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Learning to program is a difficult process for novice programmers. AutoLEP, an automated learning and assessment system, was developed by us, to aid novice programmers to obtain programming skills. AutoLEP is ability-training-oriented. It adopts a novel assessment mechanism, which combines static analysis with dynamic testing to analyze student…

Wang, Tiantian; Su, Xiaohong; Ma, Peijun; Wang, Yuying; Wang, Kuanquan

2011-01-01

313

Evaluating the Econometric Evaluations of Training Programs with Experimental Data  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper takes the results of an employment and training program thatwas run as a field experiment, in which the participants were randomlyassigned into a treatment or a control group, and compares these results to the estimates that might have been produced by an econometrician who evaluated the program using the same econometric procedures that have been used in the

Robert J LaLonde

1986-01-01

314

On-the-Job Training: CETA Program Models.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This monograph, one of a series on Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) program models, is designed to make available to prime sponsor staffs the lessons some of their colleagues feel they have learned from service in CETA and previous programs. The content is in seven sections. The first discusses the philosophy and purpose of…

Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.

315

HOTEL AND MOTEL HOUSEKEEPING AIDE, A SUGGESTED TRAINING PROGRAM.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A LOCAL TRAINING PROGRAM TO PREPARE HOTEL AND MOTEL HOUSEKEEPING AIDES CAN BE DEVELOPED FROM RESOURCE MATERIAL IN THIS GUIDE. PROGRAM OBJECTIVES ARE TO PREPARE TRAINEES TO PERFORM THE JOBS INVOLVED IN KEEPING HOTEL OR MOTEL ROOMS CLEAN, TO FOLLOW CORRECT PROCEDURES IN USING EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES REQUIRED IN CARING FOR BEDROOMS AND BATHROOMS, AND…

Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.

316

Physicians in Hospital Emergency Departments. [Proceedings, New Jersey Training Program].  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This program was organized in response to the rapidly increasing demands placed upon the emergency departments of general hospitals, and in recognition of the fact that the crucial ingredient in emergency department services is physician capability. The training program was implemented for hospital department physicians and other interested…

Health Services and Mental Health Administration (DHEW), Rockville, MD. Div. of Emergency Health Services.

317

Programmed Instruction in Military Training in the NATO Nations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The state of programed instruction utilization in military training within the separate North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) nations is briefly assessed in this report. Only the programs of NATO countries which have not been covered in detail elsewhere are included: Netherlands, Federal Republic of Germany, Italy, Canada, France, Belgium,…

Nagay, John A.

318

Programming Programmable Logic Controller. High-Technology Training Module.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This training module on programming programmable logic controllers (PLC) is part of the memory structure and programming unit used in a packaging systems equipment control course. In the course, students assemble, install, maintain, and repair industrial machinery used in industry. The module contains description, objectives, content outline,…

Lipsky, Kevin

319

Cooperative Demonstration Program To Train Aviation Maintenance Technicians. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Alabama Aviation and Technical College, working with representatives of the aviation industry, the military, the Alabama Department of Aeronautics, and the Federal Aviation Administration, developed a training program for aviation maintenance technicians. The program also aimed to emphasize and expand opportunities for minorities, females, and…

Alabama Aviation and Technical Coll., Ozark.

320

A Program for Training the Student with Special Needs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The booklet is reported to be designed for use as a source book by individuals concerned with establishing special needs vocational education programs to train mentally and physically handicapped students in semi-skilled occupations. General considerations presented cover the goal of releasing human potential, overall objectives of the program,…

Mossman, Marshall L., Ed.

321

MEDICAL LABORATORY ASSISTANT, A SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR A TRAINING PROGRAM.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

INFORMATION IS GIVEN TO ASSIST IN ORGANIZING AND ADMINISTERING A TRAINING PROGRAM FOR MEDICAL LABORATORY ASSISTANTS IN A VARIETY OF SETTINGS AND TO PROVIDE GUIDANCE IN ESTABLISHING NEW PROGRAMS AND IN EVALUATING EXISTING ONES. THE MATERIAL WAS PREPARED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR CAREERS IN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY. PATHOLOGISTS…

Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.

322

Delegation and Empowerment in CAATE Accredited Athletic Training Education Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Context: The use of delegation can potentially alleviate some of the stress with administering an athletic training education program (ATEP) and allow program directors (PDs) to focus on other aspects of their academic role. Objectives: To determine the reasons PDs delegate and do not delegate tasks to other faculty of ATEPs accredited by the…

Hoch, Johanna; White, Kristi; Starkey, Chad; Krause, B. Andrew

2009-01-01

323

2011 Report Card on the Effectiveness of Teacher Training Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Tennessee General Assembly passed legislation in 2007 requiring that the State Board of Education produce an assessment on the effectiveness of teacher training programs. The law requires that the report includes data on the performance of each program's graduates in the following areas: placement and retention rates, Praxis II results, and…

Tennessee State Board of Education, 2011

2011-01-01

324

A Longitudinal Assessment of a Managerial Grid Seminar Training Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A Managerial Grid seminar training program was instituted for 131 participants from an oil refinery and chemical plant of a major American oil corporation. It was concluded that the Grid program itself had not caused any major variables to change. (Author)

Keller, Robert T.

1978-01-01

325

Research training needs in Peruvian national TB/HIV programs  

PubMed Central

Background There are few published reports of research training needs assessments and research training programs. In an effort to expand this nascent field of study and to bridge the gap between research and practice, we sought to systematically assess the research training needs of health care professionals working at Peruvian governmental institutions leading HIV and tuberculosis (TB) control and among senior stakeholders in the field. Methods Six institutional workshops were conducted with the participation of 161 mid-level health professionals from agencies involved in national HIV and TB control. At each workshop informants completed a structured questionnaire and participated in small and large group discussions. Additional data and institutional commitment was obtained through in-depth interviews from 32 senior managers and researchers from the Ministry of Health, academia and NGOs. Results Participants exhibited an overwhelming receptivity for additional research training, observing a gap between current levels of research training and their perceived importance. Specialized skills in obtaining funding, developing research protocols, particularly in operational, behavioral and prevention research were considered in greatest need. Beyond research training, participants identified broader social, economic and political factors as influential in infectious disease control. Conclusions The needs assessment suggests that future training should focus on operational research techniques, rather than on clinical skill building or program implementation only. Strengthening health systems not only requires additional research training, but also adequate financial resources to implement research findings.

2010-01-01

326

Advances of NOAA Training Program in Climate Services  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Since 2002, NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) Climate Services Division (CSD) has offered numerous training opportunities to NWS staff. After eight-years of development, the training program offers three instructor-led courses and roughly 25 online (distance learning) modules covering various climate topics, such as: climate data and observations, climate variability and change, and NWS national / local climate products (tools, skill, and interpretation). Leveraging climate information and expertise available at all NOAA line offices and partners allows for the delivery of the most advanced knowledge and is a very critical aspect of the training program. The emerging NOAA Climate Service (NCS) requires a well-trained, climate-literate workforce at the local level capable of delivering NOAA's climate products and services as well as providing climate-sensitive decision support. NWS Weather Forecast Offices and River Forecast Centers presently serve as local outlets for the NCS climate services. Trained NWS climate service personnel use proactive and reactive approaches and professional education methods in communicating climate variability and change information to local users. Both scientifically-sound messages and amiable communication techniques are important in developing an engaged dialog between the climate service providers and users. Several pilot projects have been conducted by the NWS CSD this past year that apply the program's training lessons and expertise to specialized external user group training. The technical user groups included natural resources managers, engineers, hydrologists, and planners for transportation infrastructure. Training of professional user groups required tailoring instructions to the potential applications for each group of users. Training technical users identified the following critical issues: (1) knowledge of target audience expectations, initial knowledge status, and potential use of climate information; (2) leveraging partnership with climate services providers; and, (3) applying 3H training approach, where the first H stands for Head (trusted science), the second H stands for Heart (make it easy), and the third H for Hand (support with applications).

Timofeyeva, M. M.

2012-12-01

327

Teaching citizen science skills online: Implications for invasive species training programs  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Citizen science programs are emerging as an efficient way to increase data collection and help monitor invasive species. Effective invasive species monitoring requires rigid data quality assurances if expensive control efforts are to be guided by volunteer data. To achieve data quality, effective online training is needed to improve field skills and reach large numbers of remote sentinel volunteers critical to early detection and rapid response. The authors evaluated the effectiveness of online static and multimedia tutorials to teach citizen science volunteers (n = 54) how to identify invasive plants; establish monitoring plots; measure percent cover; and use Global Positioning System (GPS) units. Participants trained using static and multimedia tutorials provided less (p <.001) correct species identifications (63% and 67%) than did professionals (83%) across all species, but they did not differ (p =.125) between each other. However, their ability to identify conspicuous species was comparable to that of professionals. The variability in percent plant cover estimates between static (??10%) and multimedia (??13%) participants did not differ (p =.86 and.08, respectively) from those of professionals (??9%). Trained volunteers struggled with plot setup and GPS skills. Overall, the online approach used did not influence conferred field skills and abilities. Traditional or multimedia online training augmented with more rigorous, repeated, and hands-on, in-person training in specialized skills required for more difficult tasks will likely improve volunteer abilities, data quality, and overall program effectiveness. ?? Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Newman, G.; Crall, A.; Laituri, M.; Graham, J.; Stohlgren, T.; Moore, J. C.; Kodrich, K.; Holfelder, K. A.

2010-01-01

328

Impact of VBA's New Challenge Training Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) has developed a comprehensive and integrated Transformation Campaign Plan to achieve our 2015 goal of eliminating the disability claims backlog and processing all claims at a 98 percent quality level. Along with ...

2012-01-01

329

Do residents in a northern program have better quality lives than their counterparts in a city?  

Microsoft Academic Search

OBJECTIVE To determine whether McMaster University's family medicine residents training in the Family Medicine North (FMN) program have better quality lives than those based in Hamilton, Ont (urban). DESIGN Residents at both sites were simultaneously given the Quality of Life Questionnaire, a standardized measurement tool. They were asked to complete the questionnaire anonymously and to provide demographic data. SETTING Family

Jon H. Johnsen

330

Two Training Programs: MEDEX, The Education-Deployment Interface, and Characteristics of Physician's Assistant Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

David McK. Lawrence discusses the objectives, program components, strengths, and weaknesses of the MEDEX training model, an attempt to bridge the gap between academe and practicing physicians for the new health practitioners. Robert E. Jewet describes background, program highlights, and key issues in the physicians assistant (PA) training

Lawrence, David McK.; Jewett, Robert E.

1975-01-01

331

Environmental Restoration Quality Program Implementation Plan  

SciTech Connect

The Environmental Restoration (ER) Program requirements for implementation of DOE Order 5700.6C are identified in the Environmental Restoration Quality Program Plan, (QPP). Management systems necessary to implement the ER QPP consist of the necessary standards and procedures required to be developed to adequately control ER processes. To the extent possible, Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc., standards and procedures will be utilized at the ER Program level, and requirements will not be repeated. The quality management systems identified for enhancement or development are identified in the section on Procedure Development Strategy and directly relate to unique ER Program activities. Procedures and standards that currently exist in the ER Program will be validated for compliance with ER QPP requirements.

Not Available

1992-08-01

332

Parental leave for residents and pediatric training programs.  

PubMed

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is committed to the development of rational, equitable, and effective parental leave policies that are sensitive to the needs of pediatric residents, families, and developing infants and that enable parents to spend adequate and good-quality time with their young children. It is important for each residency program to have a policy for parental leave that is written, that is accessible to residents, and that clearly delineates program practices regarding parental leave. At a minimum, a parental leave policy for residents and fellows should conform legally with the Family Medical Leave Act as well as with respective state laws and should meet institutional requirements of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education for accredited programs. Policies should be well formulated and communicated in a culturally sensitive manner. The AAP advocates for extension of benefits consistent with the Family Medical Leave Act to all residents and interns beginning at the time that pediatric residency training begins. The AAP recommends that regardless of gender, residents who become parents should be guaranteed 6 to 8 weeks, at a minimum, of parental leave with pay after the infant's birth. In addition, in conformance with federal law, the resident should be allowed to extend the leave time when necessary by using paid vacation time or leave without pay. Coparenting, adopting, or fostering of a child should entitle the resident, regardless of gender, to the same amount of paid leave (6-8 weeks) as a person who takes maternity/paternity leave. Flexibility, creativity, and advanced planning are necessary to arrange schedules that optimize resident education and experience, cultivate equity in sharing workloads, and protect pregnant residents from overly strenuous work experiences at critical times of their pregnancies. PMID:23359582

2013-02-01

333

Implementing the LifeSkills Training drug prevention program: factors related to implementation fidelity  

PubMed Central

Background Widespread replication of effective prevention programs is unlikely to affect the incidence of adolescent delinquency, violent crime, and substance use until the quality of implementation of these programs by community-based organizations can be assured. Methods This paper presents the results of a process evaluation employing qualitative and quantitative methods to assess the extent to which 432 schools in 105 sites implemented the LifeSkills Training (LST) drug prevention program with fidelity. Regression analysis was used to examine factors influencing four dimensions of fidelity: adherence, dosage, quality of delivery, and student responsiveness. Results Although most sites faced common barriers, such as finding room in the school schedule for the program, gaining full support from key participants (i.e., site coordinators, principals, and LST teachers), ensuring teacher participation in training workshops, and classroom management difficulties, most schools involved in the project implemented LST with very high levels of fidelity. Across sites, 86% of program objectives and activities required in the three-year curriculum were delivered to students. Moreover, teachers were observed using all four recommended teaching practices, and 71% of instructors taught all the required LST lessons. Multivariate analyses found that highly rated LST program characteristics and better student behavior were significantly related to a greater proportion of material taught by teachers (adherence). Instructors who rated the LST program characteristics as ideal were more likely to teach all lessons (dosage). Student behavior and use of interactive teaching techniques (quality of delivery) were positively related. No variables were related to student participation (student responsiveness). Conclusion Although difficult, high implementation fidelity by community-based organizations can be achieved. This study suggests some important factors that organizations should consider to ensure fidelity, such as selecting programs with features that minimize complexity while maximizing flexibility. Time constraints in the classroom should be considered when choosing a program. Student behavior also influences program delivery, so schools should train teachers in the use of classroom management skills. This project involved comprehensive program monitoring and technical assistance that likely facilitated the identification and resolution of problems and contributed to the overall high quality of implementation. Schools should recognize the importance of training and technical assistance to ensure quality program delivery.

Mihalic, Sharon F; Fagan, Abigail A; Argamaso, Susanne

2008-01-01

334

Application to Graduate Psychology Programs by Undergraduate Students of Color: The Impact of a Research Training Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

The top 86 students were selected from a pool of approximately 400 applicants to a summer clinical psychology research training program for undergraduate students of color. Forty-three of the students were randomly assigned to 1 of 2 clinical psychology research training programs, and 43 were randomly assigned to a control condition without training. The multicultural version of the training program

Gordon C. Nagayama Hall; Carolyn B. Allard

2009-01-01

335

1994 Ergonomics Program Quality Evaluation  

SciTech Connect

A telephone survey was conducted to evaluate the quality of service provided to the primary customers of the Corporate Ergonomics Group (CEG). One hundred clients who received services between October 1993 and June 1994 were asked questions on their expectations, implementation of ergonomic recommendations, follow-ups, time required, productivity improvements, symptom alleviation, and satisfaction. Suggestions on how processes could be improved were also solicited. In general, recommendations are being implemented, worksite evaluations are going smoothly, and customers are satisfied with the process. The CEG was pleased to learn that half of the people who implemented recommendations experienced improvements in productivity, and four out of five symptomatic customers experienced partial or complete relief. Through analysis of the data and by studying clients` suggestions for process improvement, the CEG has developed a strategy for changing and improving current procedures and practices. These plans can be found in the last section of this report.

Longbotham, L.; Miller, D.P.

1995-06-01

336

The Rush University advanced trauma training program, a novel approach for military trauma training.  

PubMed

Nearly 90% of combat deaths occur on the battlefield before the casualty reaches a treatment facility. It has been shown that early intervention in trauma patients improves morbidity and mortality. Hence, the training of military health care providers in lifesaving measures is imperative to saving lives on the battlefield. To date, few courses exist to provide skills in combat-zone trauma stabilization and treatment. Even fewer offer training in the identification and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorders and traumatic brain injury. We set out to develop a multidisciplinary, comprehensive course to include didactic lectures as well as hands-on training and observational modules. Ten courses have been delivered to date. Thus far, feedback from military personnel and course participants has revealed the positive impact of the training program. In this manuscript, we present the layout of the program and its contents. PMID:23707126

Purim-Shem-Tov, Yanina A; Ansari, Sobia N; Ward, Edward J; Carizey, Rene; Rumoro, Dino P; Bayram, Jamil D

2013-03-01

337

Program to Train Boiler Operators Developed  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This program initiated by Nalco Chemical, a major supplier of chemicals for boiler feedwater treatment, uses texts, audiovisual aids, and hands-on experience and is designed to boost the efficiency of boiler operators. (BB)

Chemical and Engineering News, 1978

1978-01-01

338

Promoting Intrapersonal Qualities in Adolescents: Evaluation of Rapport's Teen Leadership Breakthrough Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Given the number of negative influences on youth and the resultant potential for adverse outcomes, it is crucial to support their positive development. Leadership training programs can promote the development of adaptive intrapersonal qualities. The Teen Leadership Breakthrough (TLB) program claims to create sustainable changes in youth using…

Hindes, Yvonne L.; Thorne, Keoma J.; Schwean, Vicki L.; McKeough, Anne M.

2008-01-01

339

In Urban And Rural India, A Standardized Patient Study Showed Low Levels Of Provider Training And Huge Quality Gaps  

PubMed Central

This article reports on the quality of care delivered by private and public providers of primary health care services in rural and urban India. To measure quality, the study used standardized patients recruited from the local community and trained to present consistent cases of illness to providers. We found low overall levels of medical training among health care providers; in rural Madhya Pradesh, for example, 67 percent of health care providers who were sampled reported no medical qualifications at all. What’s more, we found only small differences between trained and untrained doctors in such areas as adherence to clinical checklists. Correct diagnoses were rare, incorrect treatments were widely prescribed, and adherence to clinical checklists was higher in private than in public clinics. Our results suggest an urgent need to measure the quality of health care services systematically and to improve the quality of medical education and continuing education programs, among other policy changes.

Das, Jishnu; Holla, Alaka; Das, Veena; Mohanan, Manoj; Tabak, Diana; Chan, Brian

2013-01-01

340

Environmental Restoration Quality Program Implementation Plan. Environmental Restoration Program  

SciTech Connect

The Environmental Restoration (ER) Program requirements for implementation of DOE Order 5700.6C are identified in the Environmental Restoration Quality Program Plan, (QPP). Management systems necessary to implement the ER QPP consist of the necessary standards and procedures required to be developed to adequately control ER processes. To the extent possible, Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc., standards and procedures will be utilized at the ER Program level, and requirements will not be repeated. The quality management systems identified for enhancement or development are identified in the section on Procedure Development Strategy and directly relate to unique ER Program activities. Procedures and standards that currently exist in the ER Program will be validated for compliance with ER QPP requirements.

Not Available

1992-08-01

341

Enhancing Digital Fluency through a Training Program for Creative Problem Solving Using Computer Programming  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this paper is to propose a training program for creative problem solving based on computer programming. The proposed program will encourage students to solve real-life problems through a creative thinking spiral related to cognitive skills with computer programming. With the goal of enhancing digital fluency through this proposed…

Kim, SugHee; Chung, KwangSik; Yu, HeonChang

2013-01-01

342

Midwest Youth Employment and Training Program. Part-Time Work Experience Program. Texas Supervisor Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Part-Time Work Experience Program (PT-WEX) provides migrant students the opportunity to work after school. The PT-WEX program is part of the Midwest Youth Employment and Training Program (YETP) which emphasizes high school retention and completion and career awareness. Intended for supervisors of the program participants, this manual provides…

Woodruff, Bradley A.; Samudio, Jose L.

343

Introducing a curricular program culminating in a certificate for training peer tutors in medical education  

PubMed Central

Aim: Student tutorials are now firmly anchored in medical education. However, to date there have only been isolated efforts to establish structured teacher training for peer tutors in medicine. To close this gap, a centralized tutor training program for students, culminating in an academic certificate, was implemented at Heidelberg University Medical School. The program also counts within the scope of the post-graduate Baden-Württemberg Certificate in Academic Teaching (Baden-Württemberg Zertifikat für Hochschuldidaktik). Method: Based on a needs assessment, a modular program comprised of four modules and a total of 200 curricular units was developed in cooperation with the Department for Key Competencies and Higher Education at Heidelberg University and implemented during the 2010 summer semester. This program covers not only topic-specific training sessions, but also independent teaching and an integrated evaluation of the learning process that is communicated to the graduates in the form of structured feedback. In addition, to evaluate the overall concept, semi-structured interviews (N=18) were conducted with the program graduates. Results: To date, 495 tutors have been trained in the basic module on teaching medicine, which is rated with a mean overall grade of 1.7 (SW: 0.6) and has served as Module I of the program since 2010. A total of 17% (N=83) of these tutors have gone on to enroll in the subsequent training modules of the program; 27 of them (m=12, f=15) have already successfully completed them. Based on qualitative analyses, it is evident that the training program certificate and its applicability toward the advanced teacher training for university instructors pose a major incentive for the graduates. For successful program realization, central coordination, extensive coordination within the medical school, and the evaluation of the attained skills have proven to be of particular importance. Conclusion: The training program contributes sustainably to both quality assurance and professionalism, as well as to solving the issue of resources in medical education. The introduction and continued development of similar programs is desirable.

Fellmer-Drug, Erika; Drude, Nina; Sator, Marlene; Schultz, Jobst-Hendrik; Irniger, Erika; Chur, Dietmar; Neumann, Boris; Resch, Franz; Junger, Jana

2014-01-01

344

Introducing a curricular program culminating in a certificate for training peer tutors in medical education.  

PubMed

Aim: Student tutorials are now firmly anchored in medical education. However, to date there have only been isolated efforts to establish structured teacher training for peer tutors in medicine. To close this gap, a centralized tutor training program for students, culminating in an academic certificate, was implemented at Heidelberg University Medical School. The program also counts within the scope of the post-graduate Baden-Württemberg Certificate in Academic Teaching (Baden-Württemberg Zertifikat für Hochschuldidaktik). Method: Based on a needs assessment, a modular program comprised of four modules and a total of 200 curricular units was developed in cooperation with the Department for Key Competencies and Higher Education at Heidelberg University and implemented during the 2010 summer semester. This program covers not only topic-specific training sessions, but also independent teaching and an integrated evaluation of the learning process that is communicated to the graduates in the form of structured feedback. In addition, to evaluate the overall concept, semi-structured interviews (N=18) were conducted with the program graduates. Results: To date, 495 tutors have been trained in the basic module on teaching medicine, which is rated with a mean overall grade of 1.7 (SW: 0.6) and has served as Module I of the program since 2010. A total of 17% (N=83) of these tutors have gone on to enroll in the subsequent training modules of the program; 27 of them (m=12, f=15) have already successfully completed them. Based on qualitative analyses, it is evident that the training program certificate and its applicability toward the advanced teacher training for university instructors pose a major incentive for the graduates. For successful program realization, central coordination, extensive coordination within the medical school, and the evaluation of the attained skills have proven to be of particular importance. Conclusion: The training program contributes sustainably to both quality assurance and professionalism, as well as to solving the issue of resources in medical education. The introduction and continued development of similar programs is desirable. PMID:24872854

Fellmer-Drüg, Erika; Drude, Nina; Sator, Marlene; Schultz, Jobst-Hendrik; Irniger, Erika; Chur, Dietmar; Neumann, Boris; Resch, Franz; Jünger, Jana

2014-01-01

345

National Water-Quality Assessment Program (NAWQA)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This United States Geological Survey (USGS) program addresses water quality in the US. The goal is to develop long-term consistent and comparable information on streams, ground water, and aquatic ecosystems to support sound management and policy decisions. The program assesses over 50 river basins and aquifer systems, and helps to inform decision makers about the state of US water resources. Issues addressed include how and why water quality varies across the nation, trace elements, pesticides, nutrients, volatile organic chemicals (VOC's), water protection and management, and human health. This site links the user to articles, maps, data sets, and other sources of information. A glossary defines over 150 water related terms.

346

Training for Change Agents. A Guide to the Design of Training Programs in Education and Other Fields.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This work provides a framework for the design of programs to train change agents in the skills of helping and of resource utilization, and presents some alternative models of such training programs. The organization of the training guide is as follows: Part I is concerned with outlining the principal content areas that relate to the concept of…

Havelock, Ronald G.

347

LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER TRAINING, BASIC COURSE, UNIT I, A UNIT OF THE OHIO LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS' TRAINING PROGRAM, LEARNER'S MANUAL.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

STUDENTS MAY USE THIS MANUAL IN A TRAINING PROGRAM FOR INSERVICE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS AND RECRUITS. IT WAS DEVELOPED BY A STATEWIDE COMMITTEE OF STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING CONSULTANTS, SPECIALISTS, AND AN ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND WAS TESTED BY A SUBJECT-MATTER SPECIALIST IN A PILOT-CLASS STUDY. THE TRAINING PROGRAM IS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE LAW…

REESE, ROBERT M.; STOVER, WILBUR F.

348

Quality assurance in European pharmacy education and training.  

PubMed

A survey of quality assurance (QA) systems in European faculties of pharmacy was carried out under the auspices of the European Association of Faculties of Pharmacy PHARMINE consortium. A questionnaire based on the quality criteria of the International Pharmaceutical Federation and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (USA) was sent out to European faculties. Replies were obtained from 28 countries. Just above half has a working QA system. QA scores were high concerning matters such as complete curriculum and training, use of European Credit Transfer System, students' representation and promotion of professional behavior. QA scores were low concerning matters such as evaluation of achievement of mission and goals, and financial resources. The PHARMINE consortium now has a basis upon which to elaborate and promote QA in European pharmacy faculties. PMID:24198856

Guimar?es Morais, Jose A; Cavaco, Afonso M; Rombaut, Bart; Rouse, Michael J; Atkinson, Jeffrey

2011-10-01

349

48 CFR 2146.270 - FEGLI Program quality assurance requirements.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...to beneficiaries; (4) Quality of service and responsiveness...contractor's services and/or quality assurance program. The...contractor's services and/or quality assurance program pursuant...contract year has begun, the costs incurred in correcting...

2013-10-01

350

Including oral health training in a health system strengthening program in Rwanda  

PubMed Central

Objective Rwanda's Ministry of Health, with the Clinton Health Access Initiative, implemented the Human Resources for Health (HRH) Program. The purpose of the program is to train and retain high-quality health care professionals to improve and sustain health in Rwanda. Design In May 2011, an oral health team from Rwanda and the United States proposed that oral health be included in the HRH Program, due to its important links to health, in a recommendation to the Rwandan Ministry of Health. The proposal outlined a diagonal approach to curriculum design that supports the principles of global health through interconnected training for both treatment and collaborative prevention, rather than discipline-based fragmented training focused on isolated risk factors. It combined ‘vertical’ direct patient care training with ‘horizontal’ interdisciplinary training to address common underlying risk factors and associations for disease through primary care, program retention, and sustainability. Results The proposal was accepted by the Ministry of Health and was approved for funding by the US Government and The Global Fund. Rwanda's first Bachelor of Dental Surgery program, which is in the planning phase, is being developed. Conclusions Competencies, the training curriculum, insurance and payment schemes, licensure, and other challenges are currently being addressed. With the Ministry of Health supporting the dental HRH efforts and fully appreciating the importance of oral health, all are hopeful that these developments will ultimately lead to more robust oral health data collection, a well-trained and well-retained dental profession, and vastly improved oral health and overall health for the people of Rwanda in the decades to come.

Seymour, Brittany; Muhumuza, Ibra; Mumena, Chris; Isyagi, Moses; Barrow, Jane; Meeks, Valli

2013-01-01

351

A training program in bioanalytical toxicology.  

PubMed

Students of diversified backgrounds are taught methods used in bioanalytical toxicology such as TLC, GLC, RIA, EMIT, UV, and spectrofluorometry. Major emphasis is placed on the detection of abused drugs in biologic specimens. It was found that the students with more advanced formal education have learned the lecture theory and instrumentation quicker and in greater detail. However, as far as the ability to work rapidly and accurately, many of the trainees who have had less formal education have shown better ability. Perhaps it could be said that the theory is a science, whereas the work is an art. This art through practice can be better developed by some people regardless of education. On completion of this training, they will be able to help fill the great need for toxicologic technicians. PMID:1236782

Kochhar, M M; Needham, L L

1975-01-01

352

78 FR 25292 - Announcement of Funding Awards; Office of Native American Programs Training and Technical...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...of Funding Awards; Office of Native American Programs Training and Technical...Year 2012 AGENCY: Office of Native American Programs, Office of Public and...Availability (NOFA) for the Office of Native American Programs Training and...

2013-04-30

353

Policy Manual - Safety Program Overview and Training  

Cancer.gov

The mission of the Clinical Services of the Laboratory of Pathology (LP) of the National Cancer Institute is to achieve the highest level of quality in diagnostics, education and research. These goals are supported by a commitment to high standards of laboratory safety. The LP has established a partnership with the clinical and research community at the National Institutes of Health to expand the scope of our expertise.

354

The Family Consultant Training Program: Training Personnel for the Education of Individuals with Disabilities. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This project was designed to provide training to personnel serving infants and young children with disabilities and their families. The outcome was increased capacity for state and local service agencies in Oregon, California, and Idaho to deliver quality home-based services for young children (birth through six) with disabilities and their…

Bunse, Carol; Deardorff, Pamela

355

Program Evaluation Workbook and Training Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this manual is to describe critical techniques and components that should be considered in a comprehensive program planning and evaluation system. It contains a general introductory section followed by sections on performance objectives, general assessment techniques, assessment techniques in the affective domain, process…

Educational Systems Associates, Inc., Austin, TX.

356

Flight Training for a Pilot Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A computer-based curriculum program called Computers Helping Instruction and Learning Development (Project CHILD) has been tested in 82 classrooms in 10 elementary schools in Okaloosa County, Florida. As part of a sixth-grade follow-up study, students in Project CHILD had a B average in math and language arts versus a C average for students in a…

Gunter, Mary

1995-01-01

357

NATIONAL CROP LOSS ASSESSMENT NETWORK: QUALITY ASSURANCE PROGRAM (JOURNAL VERSION)  

EPA Science Inventory

A quality assurance program was incorporated into the National Crop Loss Assessment Network (NCLAN) program, designed to assess the economic impacts of gaseous air pollutants on major agricultural crops in the United States. The quality assurance program developed standardized re...

358

42 CFR 413.177 - Quality incentive program payment.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Quality incentive program payment. 413...PROGRAM PRINCIPLES OF REASONABLE COST REIMBURSEMENT; PAYMENT FOR END-STAGE...Procurement Costs § 413.177 Quality incentive program...

2013-10-01

359

Multidate Landsat lake quality monitoring program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A unified package of files and programs has been developed to automate the multidate Landsat-derived analyses of water quality for about 3000 inland lakes throughout Wisconsin. A master lakes file which stores geographic information on the lakes, a file giving the latitudes and longitudes of control points for scene navigation, and a program to estimate control point locations and produce microfiche character maps for scene navigation are among the files and programs of the system. The use of ground coordinate systems to isolate irregular shaped areas which can be accessed at will appears to provide an economical means of restricting the size of the data set.

Fisher, L. T.; Scarpace, F. L.; Thomsen, R. G.

1979-01-01

360

A Continuous Quality Improvement Program to Focus a College of Pharmacy on Programmatic Advancement  

PubMed Central

Objective. To enhance the achievement of a college of pharmacy’s goals for education, research, and service missions by implementing an excellence program based on the Studer Group model for continuous quality improvement. Methods. The Studer model was combined with university strategic planning for a comprehensive quality-improvement program that was implemented over 5 years. The program included identifying and measuring key performance indicators, establishing specific “pillar” goals, aligning behaviors with goals and values, and training leaders. Results. Assessment of key performance indicators over 5 years demonstrated progress toward achieving college goals for student and faculty satisfaction, research funding, numbers of students seeking formal postgraduate training, and private giving. Conclusions. Implementation of a continuous quality-improvement program based on the Studer program enabled the college to focus on and meet its yearly and strategic goals for all components of its mission.

DiPiro, Joseph T.; Rowen, Randall C.; McNair, David

2013-01-01

361

Quality, Standards and Accountability in ESL Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A discussion of issues related to accountability in adult English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) programs looks at ways in which current quality and accountability measures address the real issues of adult immigrant education. First, the strengths and weaknesses of accountability schema that have been developed in other education contexts are…

Clymer-Spradling, Carol

362

Gifted Student Academic Achievement and Program Quality  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Gifted academic achievement has been identified as a major area of interest for educational researchers. The purpose of this study was to ascertain whether there was a relation between the quality of gifted programs as perceived by teachers, coordinators and supervisors of the gifted and the achievement of the same gifted students in 6th and 7th…

Jordan, Katrina Ann Woolsey

2010-01-01

363

The incorporation of neuroendoscopy in neurosurgical training programs.  

PubMed

Previously considered the domain of the otolaryngologists, the endoscopy is now a common part of the armamentarium of a neurosurgeon. Neuroendoscopy or endoscope-assisted microsurgery is now being used in almost all routine procedures performed in the neurosurgical operating room. Hands-on training has become essential to learn the basics of neuroendoscopy, even for neurosurgeons well accustomed to the use of microscopes. To decrease the slope of the learning curve of residents during their training and reduce complications of procedures, most neurosurgery training programs around the world have incorporated laboratory or dissection programs in their curricula. Preconference workshops held during annual meetings are also an excellent tool to aid in the transition of surgeons from being a resident under the umbrella of an attending neurosurgeon to being a neurosurgeon able to operate independently and with confidence. In this "tech-savvy era," various cadaver or synthetic models are readily available for endoscopy training in a virtually simulated environment. In accord with the results of a surveys conducted by individual groups and societies, the authors firmly believe that incorporation of endoscopy in the neurosurgical curriculum would add a new dimension to the existing protocol. There is an urgent need for dedicated endoscopy training programs similar to postresidency fellowships in addition to translational research and establishment of dedicated societies to formulate guidelines for such research and monitor its progress. PMID:22381835

Agrawal, Abhishek; Kato, Yoko; Sano, Hirotoshi; Kanno, Tetsuo

2013-02-01

364

The DARE Regional Training Center Policy Board's Manual for Training Law Enforcement Officers in the DARE Program. Training Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) is a preventive drug education program intended to stop drug use before it begins. DARE teaches techniques aimed at resisting peer pressure and helps children and adolescents refuse to use drugs, alcohol, and tobacco. DARE instructors are trained law enforcement officers on full-time duty with the project.…

Los Angeles Unified School District, CA.

365

Effects of exercise training programs on walking competency after stroke: a systematic review  

Microsoft Academic Search

To determine the effectiveness of training programs that focus on lower-limb strengthening, cardiorespiratory fitness, or gait-oriented tasks in improving gait, gait-related activities, and health-related quality of life after stroke. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were searched for in the databases of Pubmed, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, DARE, Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro), EMBASE, Database of

Ingrid G. L van de Port; Sharon Wood-Dauphinee; Eline Lindeman; Gert Kwakkel

2007-01-01

366

Training programs for healthcare professionals in domestic violence.  

PubMed

Although women who experience domestic violence seek healthcare services frequently, screening and counseling rates remain low, and healthcare professionals report feeling inadequately trained to care for abused women. The English language literature from 1989 to 1999 was searched to identify and evaluate published assessments of the education of healthcare providers in domestic violence toward women. Major deficiencies in program evaluation were found. They included the use of a historical comparison group, lack of an experimental design, selection of nonstandardized outcomes without clinical performance measures, short-term follow-up, limited documentation of course content and theory, and lack of focus on the impact of programs on abused women. Educational programs generally consisted of a single session of limited duration (1-3 hours). Based on published reports, it appears that few rigorously designed evaluations have been conducted of training programs for healthcare providers in the detection and treatment of women affected by domestic violence. PMID:11788106

Davidson, L L; Grisso, J A; Garcia-Moreno, C; Garcia, J; King, V J; Marchant, S

2001-12-01

367

Mammography Quality Standards Act and Program  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created and maintained by the FDA, this site is a clearinghouse of information for mammography facility personnel, educators and others about the implementation of MQSA or the Mammography Quality Standards Act of 1992. The purpose of MQSA was to \\"ensure that all women have access to quality mammography for the detection of breast cancer in its earliest, most treatable stages.\\" Congress reauthorized MQSA in the fall of 2004 extending the program to 2007 -- so users may also see references to MQSRA which refer to the Mammography Quality Standards Reauthorization Acts of 1998 and 2004. The full text of the act is accessible at the site as well as a good deal of information and guidance for those in mammography facilities - including information about inspections and certification. Scorecard information and articles which provide an overview about facilities\\' adherence to MQSA are available along with reports related to the MQSA program and accreditation.

2007-02-04

368

A curriculum for training quality scholars to improve the health and health care of veterans and the community at large.  

PubMed

In 1998, the Veterans Health Administration invested in the creation of the Veterans Administration National Quality Scholars Fellowship Program (VAQS) to train physicians in new ways to improve the quality of health care. We describe the curriculum for this program and the lessons learned from our experience to date. The VAQS Fellowship program has developed a core improvement curriculum to train postresidency physicians in the scholarship, research, and teaching of the improvement of health care. The curriculum covers seven domains of knowledge related to improvement: health care as a process; variation and measurement; customer/beneficiary knowledge; leading, following, and making changes in health care; collaboration; social context and accountability; and developing new, locally useful knowledge. We combine specific knowledge about the improvement of health care with the use of adult learning strategies, interactive video, and development of learner competencies. Our program provides insights for medical education to better prepare physicians to participate in and lead the improvement of health care. PMID:12512460

Splaine, Mark E; Aron, David C; Dittus, Robert S; Kiefe, Catarina I; Landefeld, C Seth; Rosenthal, Gary E; Weeks, William B; Batalden, Paul B

2002-01-01

369

Core Stability Training: Applications to Sports Conditioning Programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

Willardson, J.M. Core stability training: Applica- tions to sports conditioning programs. J. Strength Cond. Res. 21(3):979-985. 2007.—In recent years, fitness practitioners have increasingly recommended core stability exercises in sports con- ditioning programs. Greater core stability may benefit sports performance by providing a foundation for greater force produc- tion in the upper and lower extremities. Traditional resistance exercises have been modified

Jeffrey M. Willardson

2007-01-01

370

Training program in maxillofacial prosthetics for medical artists.  

PubMed

A program in maxillofacial prosthetics for medical artists was initiated at the University of Illinois Medical Center in 1966 as a joint enterprise of the Center for Craniofacial Anomalies of the Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine and the Department of Medical Art of the School of Associated Medical Sciences. In the intervening years, 25 medical artists have been graduated from the program. The general background of the trainees, the scope of their training, and their clinical contribution were discussed and illustrated. PMID:1058902

Katz, A; Pruzansky, S

1975-11-01

371

Policy Manual - Safety Program Overview and Training - Documentation  

Cancer.gov

The safety committee member of each section maintains all safety documentation for his or her appointed area of responsibility. Copies of the Orientation checklists, Universal Precautions and TB training documentation, chemical exposure monitoring, chemical inventory and chemical evaluation, electrical ground checks, and accident reports must be sent to the Program Support Assistant for Clinical Operations. All documentation must be readily available for inspection purposes and tracking of compliance. The program assistant will maintain files and assist the safety committee with monitoring compliance.

372

Older adults' engagement with a video game training program  

PubMed Central

Objectives The current study investigated older adults’ level of engagement with a video game training program. Engagement was measured using the concept of Flow (Csikszentmihalyi, 1975). Methods Forty-five older adults were randomized to receive practice with an action game (Medal of Honor), a puzzle-like game (Tetris), or a gold-standard Useful Field of View (UFOV) training program. Results Both Medal of Honor and Tetris participants reported significantly higher Flow ratings at the conclusion, relative to the onset of training. Discussion Participants are more engaged in games that can be adjusted to their skill levels and that provide incremental levels of difficulty. This finding was consistent with the Flow theory (Csikszentmihalyi, 1975)

Belchior, Patricia; Marsiske, Michael; Sisco, Shannon; Yam, Anna; Mann, William

2012-01-01

373

Program for implementing software quality metrics  

SciTech Connect

This report describes a program by which the Veterans Benefit Administration (VBA) can implement metrics to measure the performance of automated data systems and demonstrate that they are improving over time. It provides a definition of quality, particularly with regard to software. Requirements for management and staff to achieve a successful metrics program are discussed. It lists the attributes of high-quality software, then describes the metrics or calculations that can be used to measure these attributes in a particular system. Case studies of some successful metrics programs used by business are presented. The report ends with suggestions on which metrics the VBA should use and the order in which they should be implemented.

Yule, H.P.; Riemer, C.A.

1992-04-01

374

A Systems Model for Operating an Adult Training Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A description of the uses and application of a model for designing a machine operator adult training program based on Silvern's systems approach (anasynthesis). The DACUM (Developing A Curriculum) process was used in developing the curriculum. The DACUM chart showing the terminal objectives is included. (EM)

Leslie, William; Dimitrick, Adam

1977-01-01

375

Programmed Material As A Training Tool For Older Persons  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A research study analyzed the nature of one teaching modality, programmed instruction, as it relates to the teaching and training of older people, concluding that it is a viable mode for the transmission of information to older as well as younger learners. (ABM)

Siemen, James R.

1976-01-01

376

Developing a Management Curriculum for a Cytotechnology Training Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study reviewed the literature in the field of health care management, particularly that which pertains to the management of the clinical laboratory. The research cited should help cytotechnology educators in planning a management curriculum and developing program objectives to train cytotechnologists in management. The report is an annotated…

Miller, Maureen E.

377

A Parent Training Early Intervention Program in Preschool Literacy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A project investigating the effects on parent attitudes and child performance of a planned parent intervention program stressing specific parent training in literacy concepts and practices was undertaken with lower socioeconomic group families with children aged three to five. The parents attended four workshops emphasizing aspects of literacy…

Lujan, Mary Estelle; And Others

378

Collaborative Undergraduate HBCU Student Summer Training Program Award.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The HBCU Summer Research Training Program accepted a total of 25 students from Lincoln University for the eight week session during the summers of 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. Each student was assigned to a laboratory of a participating mentor and also pai...

D. M. Lubaroff

2013-01-01

379

Effectiveness of 4-C Manpower Training Program for Entry Participants.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 4-C Manpower Training Entry Level Course at West Chester State College, Pennsylvania prepared persons with no prior experience for work as teaching aides in day care or preschool settings. The course also provided information on parent education. A total of 35 participants were enrolled in the initial 2 program years. The Entry Level Course…

O'Connell, Mary Ann; Dusewicz, Russell A.

380

Forty years of training program in the JAERI.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report is to compile the past training program of researchers, engineers and regulatory members at the NuTEC (Nuclear Technology and Education Center) of Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute and the past basic seminars for the public, in addition t...

1998-01-01

381

Incorporating Sexual Orientation into MFT Training Programs: Infusion and Inclusion  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many authors have questioned the preparedness of family therapists to deal with sexual minority clients. Even though the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) has called for the integration of sexual orientation into the curriculum of marriage and family therapy training programs, the subject continues to…

Long, Janie K.; Serovich, Julianne M.

2003-01-01

382

Training Needs of County Program Building Committee Members in Texas.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the training needs of county program-building committee members in Texas. Twenty-five competences were identified by a panel of 12 county Extension agents who served as consultants. The population comprised 200 randomly selected committee members who possessed partial degrees of understanding in all areas of competence listed.…

Alsup, Ross Glenn

383

Survey of program directors for training of medical physicists  

Microsoft Academic Search

In order to review the mechanics, costs, and time entailed for the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) to qualify as an accrediting body and the desirability of doing so, a survey of the directors of known training programs was conducted. The responses were analysed. A list of the questions and the response to each was included.

L. H. Lanzl; D. E. Cunningham; B. E. Bjarngard; J. E. Dowdey; R. E. Johnston; A. R. Liboff; E. Siegel

1978-01-01

384

Apprenticeship and Training Program Guide for Hairstylist Trade.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide provides information, resources, and standards for apprenticeship training for the hairstylist trade in Manitoba. The guide is organized in six sections. The first two short sections explain the legislative authority for the apprenticeship program standards and for workplace health and safety regulations. The third section describes the…

Manitoba Dept. of Education and Training, Winnipeg.

385

Energy Resources Technical Training and Development Programs for American Indians.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Programs concerning environmental energy and energy-resource development were designed and implemented by the Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) to provide information, training, and technical assistance to Native American tribes. Conducted on reservations in an attempt to partially meet the needs and concerns of American Indians regarding the…

Cameron, Roy E.; White, W. Sedgefield

386

Minority International Research Training Program: Global Collaboration in Nursing Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Minority International Research Training Program pairs minority nursing students with faculty mentors at international sites for short-term research. A total of 26 undergraduate, 22 graduate, and 6 postdoctoral students have participated. Challenges include recruitment, orientation, and preparation of students; identification and preparation…

McElmurry, Beverly J.; Misner, Susan J.; Buseh, Aaron G.

2003-01-01

387

Bureau of Indian Education Many Farms Training Program at Argonne  

ScienceCinema

Bureau of Indian Education Many Farms Training Program for Renewable Energy at Argonne National Laboratory. Principal Contacts; Harold Myron (ANL), Anthony Dvorak (ANL), Freddie Cardenas (BIA). Supported by; United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Education, and Argonne National Laboratory

None

2013-04-19

388

Simulator Requirements Analysis for the Virtual Brigade Training Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In November 1993, ARPA tasked IDA to conduct a quick analysis of the functional requirements for the Army's Virtual Brigade Training Program (VBTP). Two key factors dictated the urgency of this effort: (1) the expiration of a low cost option to buy comput...

L. Mengel D. Appler A. Junot J. A. Loughran D. R. Worley

1994-01-01

389

Recruitment. Getting Customers for Employment and Training Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This workbook presents the essential principles of successful marketing and applies the proven strategies used by the private sector to attract customers for their products to the recruitment of clients for employment and training programs. It also provides the tools and how-to's to develop recruitment strategies. Informative materials, lists of…

Newton, Greg

390

Collaborative Undergraduate HBCU Student Summer Prostate Cancer Training Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

There is a critical need to increase the racial/ethnic diversity of prostate cancer researchers. The purpose of this 3-year project was to develop a prostate cancer research training program at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) with 12 stude...

J. D. Salley L. Davis M. E. Ford R. Bullard-Dillard

2012-01-01

391

Collaborative Undergraduate HBCU Student Summer Prostate Cancer Training Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

There is a critical need to increase the number of racially and ethnically diverse prostate cancer researchers. The purpose of this 3-year project is to develop a prostate cancer research training program at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)...

M. E. Ford

2011-01-01

392

Behavioral Problems in the Classroom: A Teacher Inservice Training Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed to accompany an inservice teacher training program, this comprehensive syllabus presents 12 lessons on behavior problems which each include (with the exception of the first and last lessons) a narrative presentation of instructional material, a relevant case study with treatment, and a selected bibliography. The first lesson serves as an…

Regional Child Services, Price, UT.

393

Training Program for Operation of Emergency Vehicles. Instructor Lesson Plans.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Unit lesson plans for the three parts of the Emergency Vehicle (EV) Operator training program are provided. The units in parts 1 and 2 are designed for use in a classroom setting and contain the following components: description of the unit; trainees' knowledge objectives; instructor preparation activities; instructional content/presentation…

INNOVATRIX, Inc., Ingomar, PA.

394

Management Training Program for Educational Research Leaders. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To increase the expertise of leaders in educational research, a series of four 5-day training sessions were held between April 1968 and January 1969. Ninety-five persons from all parts of the nation attended the sessions, including directors of educational research and development programs, professors, administrators, and research associates. The…

Cook, Desmond L.

395

Report Card on the Effectiveness of Teacher Training Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Tennessee Code Annotated 49-5-108 requires the state to develop a report card or assessment on the effectiveness of teacher training programs. This report includes data on the performance of each institution's graduates in the following areas required by state statute: placement and retention rates, Praxis results, and teacher effect data based on…

Tennessee State Board of Education, 2010

2010-01-01

396

Report Card on the Effectiveness of Teacher Training Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Tennessee Code Annotated 49-5-108 specifies that the State Board of Education "with the assistance of the department of education and the Tennessee higher education commission, shall develop a report card or assessment on the effectiveness of teacher training programs." The State Board is directed to "annually evaluate performance of each…

Tennessee State Board of Education, 2009

2009-01-01

397

Energy Assurance Technical Training and Awareness Program/Energy Infrastructure Training and Analysis Center  

SciTech Connect

This report covers the work completed during Year One (Year One has a 16 month project period) of a five- year Cooperative Agreement (DE-FC26-03NT41895) between the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) National Hazmat Program (OENHP) and the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). This final technical report is being submitted, as required by the Cooperative Agreement, within 90 (calendar) days after the project period ends (December 31, 2004). The resources allocated to Year One of the Cooperative Agreement were adequate for the completion of the required deliverables. All deliverables have been completed and sent to AAD Document Control as directed in the cooperative agreement. The allocation for Year One required 20-25 trainers to be trained in each of five Train-the-Trainer courses and a total of 6,000 workers trained throughout the country. Through cost savings employed for the scheduling and conduct of Train-the-Trainer, instructor refreshers, and direct training classes, 3171 workers have been trained to date. This total incorporates 159 trainers and members from management, local, county, state and federal organizations identified in the Strategic Plan. The largest percentage of personnel trained is heavy equipment operators, and building engineers, which is the largest targeted population identified under this cooperative agreement. The OENHP, using existing curriculum as appropriate, has modified and developed new training modules that have been used to establish four different levels of training courses. The four courses are: (1) EA 500 Energy Assurance Train-the-Trainer, (2) EA 400 Energy Assurance Instructor Refresher, (3) EA 300 Energy Assurance, and (4) EA 100 Energy Assurance Awareness. Training modules cover topics, such as, but not limited to, facility vulnerability and vulnerability assessment, physical security- heating, ventilation, air conditioning, terrorism awareness, weapons of mass destruction, respiratory protection, and decontamination. All of the courses and training modules are described in detail in the ''Training Course and Module Description Catalog'', April 2004. The OENHP has developed a Compendium of reference materials, training demonstration/hands-on models, and is revising its student manual. Course and instructor evaluations and the input of a general Advisory Board and an Advisory Board made up of Stationary (Building) Engineers has provided direction for modification and improvement of the Energy Security (Assurance) Training Program. The OENHP has identified the target training population, IUOE Stationary (Building) Engineers as being the primary population and IUOE heavy equipment operators as also being a targeted population. The OENHP however, has also identified several applicable populations outside of its membership, such as the Transport Workers Union and special populations within its membership, such as IUOE Local Union 25 Maritime Division. During Year One, a redesigned web site and brochures have been developed to assist in promotion of the energy security (assurance) program and the benefits of its training courses.

Barbara McCabe

2005-11-15

398

Quality and Quality Assurance in Vocational Education and Training in the Mediterranean Countries: Lessons from the European Approach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reflects on the development of the European approach towards quality and quality assurance in vocational education and training (VET) and its relevance for VET reforms in the European Training Foundation (ETF) partner countries. The analysis is based on an ETF project conducted in 2007-2008 in the Mediterranean partner countries to…

Masson, Jean-Raymond; Baati, Mounir; Seyfried, Erwin

2010-01-01

399

Reforming to improve the teaching quality of computer programming language  

Microsoft Academic Search

Training of computer programming ability has aroused increasing attention in the course of Computer Programming Language. This paper analyzed main problems in the subject of computer language course which shows that the major difficulties in teaching the computer languge include obsolete and fragmentary contents of the course, insufficient modularization programming, and little practice training. Then, the reforming teaching mode of

Rongfang Gao

2011-01-01

400

Long-term effects on cancer survivors’ quality of life of physical training versus physical training combined with cognitive-behavioral therapy: results from a randomized trial  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background  We compared the effect of a 12-week group-based multidisciplinary self-management rehabilitation program, combining physical\\u000a training (twice weekly) and cognitive-behavioral therapy (once weekly) with the effect of 12-week group-based physical training\\u000a (twice weekly) on cancer survivors’ quality of life over a 1-year period.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Materials and methods  One hundred forty-seven survivors [48.8?±?10.9 years (mean?±?SD), all cancer types, medical treatment ?3 months ago] were\\u000a randomly

Anne M. May; Irene Korstjens; Ellen van Weert; Bart van den Borne; Josette E. H. M. Hoekstra-Weebers; Cees P. van der Schans; Ilse Mesters; Jan Passchier; Diederick E. Grobbee; Wynand J. G. Ros

2009-01-01

401

Strengthening the Leadership Role of Local Elected Officials in Job Training Programs. Employment and Training Issues.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Intended to teach local elected officials (LEOs) how to increase their involvement in job training and other human resource programs, this document argues that elected county officials can use strategic issues management (SIM) to assert stronger leadership and to use Private Industry Councils (PICs) more fully as a resource for the delivery of…

Eadie, Douglas C.

402

Development, Field Test, and Refinement of Performance Training Programs in Armor Advanced Individual Training. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Performance-oriented instruction was developed, field tested, and refined in two Advanced Individual Training (AIT) programs--Armor Reconnaissance Specialist (MOS 11D) and Armor Crewman (MOS 11E). Tasks for both MOS (Military Occupational Specialty) were inventoried and the inventories were reduced by eliminating those tasks which are not required…

Young, Douglas L.; Taylor, John E.

403

Pilot Training Program in Undergraduate Educational Research; Spring Trimester Research Training Project (May-August, 1966).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A 36-week pilot training program for 20 outstanding undergraduates in education and in the behavioral and social sciences was conducted in 1966. It was designed to assist students (1) to develop basic competencies in measurement techniques and statistical research designs appropriate to educational research, (2) to engage in individual study in…

Gordon, Ira J.

404

A structured strategy to combine education for advanced MIS training in surgical oncology training programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

Changing realities in surgery and surgical technique have heightened the need for agile adaptation in training programs. Current guidelines reflect the growing acceptance and adoption of the use of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) in oncology. North American general surgery residents are often not adequately skilled in advanced laparoscopic surgery skills at the completion of their residency. Presently, advanced laparoscopic surgery

S. S. Brar; F. Wright; A. Okrainec; A. J. Smith

2011-01-01

405

Integrating Research and Clinical Training in Marriage and Family Therapy Training Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The future of the profession and practice of marriage and family therapy (MFT) rests with those who promote the integration of research and clinical practice. The Boulder scientist-practitioner model is useful in conceptualizing MFT training, but it is not the perfect solution. Four MFT programs (two master's and two doctoral) are featured in this…

Hodgson, Jennifer L.; Johnson, Lee N.; Ketring, Scott A.; Wampler, Richard S.; Lamson, Angela L.

2005-01-01

406

Tailoring Shipboard Training to Fleet Performance Needs: III. Development of Deckplate Procedural Training for the Shipboard Propulsion Plate Operator Training (SPPOT) Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In designing a shipboard training program for propulsion watchstanders, it was necessary to specify shipboard training strategies; identify skills and knowledges required by propulsion watchstanders; develop a description of the propulsion system aboard U...

R. E. Main M. L. Abrams C. R. Chiles J. L. Todd B. Cunanan

1981-01-01

407

Management Development and Training Program for Colleges and Universities. Program Handbook, May 1978.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A Management Development and Training Program has been developed by the Higher Education Management Institute to improve the overall functioning of higher education organizations. The Institute believes management development and training can: add to individuals' knowledge and skills, increase awareness of management processes and systems;…

Higher Education Management Inst., Coconut Grove, FL.

408

Minimizing Injuries and Enhancing Performance in Golf Through Training Programs  

PubMed Central

Context: Golf is a popular sport, particularly in older populations. Regardless of age and skill level, golfers risk injury to the back, shoulder, wrist and hand, elbow, and knee. Because of the unique compressive, shear, rotational, and lateral bending forces created in the lumbar region during the golf swing, the primary sport-related malady experienced by amateurs and professionals is low back pain. Extrinsic and intrinsic injury risk factors have been reported in the literature. A growing body of evidence supports the prescription of strength training routines to enhance performance and reduce the risk of injury. Evidence Acquisition: Relevant studies were reviewed on golf injuries, swing mechanics, training routines, and general training program design. The following electronic databases were used to identify research relevant to this report: MEDLINE (from 1950–November 2009), CINAHL (1982–November 2009), and SPORTDiscus (1830–November 2009). Results: Injuries may be associated with lack of warm-up, poor trunk flexibility and strength, faulty swing technique, and overuse. Conclusions: Implementing a training program that includes flexibility, strength, and power training with correction of faulty swing mechanics will help the golfer reduce the likelihood of injury and improve overall performance.

Meira, Erik P.; Brumitt, Jason

2010-01-01

409

Factors influencing overweight children's commencement of and continuation in a resistance training program  

PubMed Central

Background In light of the child overweight and obesity problem in Australia, resistance training programs have been trialled as an innovative way of assisting children increase lean body mass and reduce body fat. The purpose of this study was to investigate the factors influencing overweight children's participation in a resistance training trial program. Method Parent-child pairs who participated in the trial program were invited to take part in a follow-up individual interview to discuss their program experiences. In total, 22 semi-structured interviews were conducted with 11 parent-child pairs. Results The factors found to be most relevant to program commencement among parents were a desire for their child to lose weight and gain confidence, the proximity of the venue, and no cost for participation. For children, the most relevant factors were the opportunity to build strength and improve fitness and having supportive parents who facilitated program initiation. The factors most relevant to continuation for parents were the quality of the program management, being able to stay for the sessions, the child's improved weight status, coordination, and confidence, and no cost for participation. Weight loss and improved confidence were also motivators for continuation among the children, along with pleasant social interaction with peers and trainers and ongoing parental support. Conclusion Different factors variably influence program commencement and program continuation in both parents and children. This has important implications for future interventions that aim to successfully recruit and retain intervention participants.

2010-01-01

410

34 CFR 390.1 - What is the Rehabilitation Short-Term Training program?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 false What is the Rehabilitation Short-Term Training program...SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION REHABILITATION SHORT-TERM TRAINING General § 390.1 What is the Rehabilitation Short-Term Training...

2013-07-01

411

Planning and Evaluating Library Training Programs. A Guide for Library Leaders, Staffs and Advisory Groups.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Leadership Training Institute at the School of Library Science, Florida State University, has compiled a guide for evaluating programs in library leadership training. There are chapters on the qualifications of a training director; the evaluation proc...

B. E. Sheldon

1973-01-01

412

A Directory of Programs Training Physician Support Personnel, 1974-75.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The directory provides a comprehensive list of programs training physician support personnel. They are arranged by state, title, and city within the following categories: (1) Those training assistants to a primary care physician only; (2) those training a...

1975-01-01

413

NIAAA Training Grant Program Evaluation Design. Volume II. Project Evaluation Methodology.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The CONSAD Research Corporation designed an evaluation methodology for the NIAAA Clinical Training Grant Program and the training project it supports. Four primary tasks were undertaken: (1) Compilation of data on grants funded and individuals trained fro...

1978-01-01

414

John F. Kennedy Space Center, Safety, Reliability, Maintainability and Quality Assurance, Survey and Audit Program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This document is the product of the KSC Survey and Audit Working Group composed of civil service and contractor Safety, Reliability, and Quality Assurance (SR&QA) personnel. The program described herein provides standardized terminology, uniformity of survey and audit operations, and emphasizes process assessments rather than a program based solely on compliance. The program establishes minimum training requirements, adopts an auditor certification methodology, and includes survey and audit metrics for the audited organizations as well as the auditing organization.

1994-01-01

415

What Matters for Excellence in PhD Programs? Latent Constructs of Doctoral Program Quality Used by Early Career Social Scientists  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper unpacks how social science doctorate-holders come to evaluate overall excellence in their PhD training programs based on their domain-specific assessments of aspects of their programs. Latent class analysis reveals that social scientists 6-10 years beyond their PhD evaluate the quality of their doctoral program with one of two…

Morrison, Emory; Rudd, Elizabeth; Zumeta, William; Nerad, Maresi

2011-01-01

416

Enhancing Functional Performance using Sensorimotor Adaptability Training Programs  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

During the acute phase of adaptation to novel gravitational environments, sensorimotor disturbances have the potential to disrupt the ability of astronauts to perform functional tasks. The goal of this project is to develop a sensorimotor adaptability (SA) training program designed to facilitate recovery of functional capabilities when astronauts transition to different gravitational environments. The project conducted a series of studies that investigated the efficacy of treadmill training combined with a variety of sensory challenges designed to increase adaptability including alterations in visual flow, body loading, and support surface stability.

Bloomberg, J. J.; Mulavara, A. P.; Peters, B. T.; Brady, R.; Audas, C.; Ruttley, T. M.; Cohen, H. S.

2009-01-01

417

A feedback inclusive neuromuscular training program alters frontal plane kinematics.  

PubMed

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) neuromuscular training programs have demonstrated beneficial effects in reducing ACL injuries, yet further evaluation of their effects on biomechanical measures across a sports team season is required to elucidate the specific factors that are modifiable. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of a 10-week off-season neuromuscular training program on lower extremity kinematics. Twelve Division I female soccer players (age: 19.2 ± 0.8 years, height: 1.67 ± 0.1 m, weight: 60.2 ± 6.5 kg) performed unanticipated dynamic trials of a running stop-jump task pretraining and posttraining. Data collection was performed using an 8-camera Vicon system (Los Angeles, CA, USA) and 2 Bertec (Columbus, OH, USA) force plates. The 10-week training program consisted of resistance training 2 times per week and field training, consisting of plyometric, agility, and speed drills, 2 times per week. Repeated measures analyses of variance (ANOVAs) were used to assess the differences between pretraining and posttraining kinetics and kinematics of the hip, knee, and ankle at initial contact (IC), peak knee flexion (PKF), and peak stance. Repeated measures ANOVAs were also used to assess isometric strength differences pretraining and posttraining. The alpha level was set at 0.05 a priori. The training program demonstrated significant increases in left hip extension, left and right hip flexion, and right hip adduction isometric strength. At IC, knee abduction angle moved from an abducted to an adducted position (-1.48 ± 3.65° to 1.46 ± 3.86°, p = 0.007), and hip abduction angle increased (-6.05 ± 4.63° to -10.34 ± 6.83°, p = 0.007). Hip abduction angle at PKF increased (-2.23 ± 3.40° to 6.01 ± 3.82°, p = 0.002). The maximum knee extension moment achieved at peak stance increased from pretraining to posttraining (2.02 ± 0.32 to 2.38 ± 0.75 N·m·kg?¹, p = 0.027). The neuromuscular training program demonstrated a potential positive effect in altering mechanics that influence the risk of incurring an ACL injury. PMID:21921815

Greska, Eric K; Cortes, Nelson; Van Lunen, Bonnie L; Oñate, James A

2012-06-01

418

Sandia National Laboratories, California Air Quality Program: Annual Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The annual program report provides detailed information about all aspects of the SNL/CA Air Quality Program. It functions as supporting documentation to the SNL/CA Environmental Management System Program Manual. The program report describes the activities...

L. P. Gardizi R. Shih

2007-01-01

419

Guidelines for development of NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) computer security training programs  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The report presents guidance for the NASA Computer Security Program Manager and the NASA Center Computer Security Officials as they develop training requirements and implement computer security training programs. NASA audiences are categorized based on the computer security knowledge required to accomplish identified job functions. Training requirements, in terms of training subject areas, are presented for both computer security program management personnel and computer resource providers and users. Sources of computer security training are identified.

Tompkins, F. G.

1983-01-01

420

A Study to Determine the Need for a Veterinary Aide Training Program in Kansas.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To determine the need for a v"terinary aide training program, a study was conducted to: (1) discover the need for trained veterinary aides, (2) ascertain the type and extent of training needed, and (3) provide a sound basis for developing a post-secondary training program. Responses to mailed survey instruments were received from 159 of 500…

Robinson, George A.; And Others

421

Self-Assessment: A Royal Road to Quality Assurance for Continuing Training?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One method for ensuring quality in continuing training is self-assessment by trainers and trainees, which requires certain qualities in the subject and the environment. Self-assessment complements, and is complemented by, external evaluation. (SK)

Stahl, Thomas

1998-01-01

422

THE EFFECTS OF A 6WEEK PLYOMETRIC TRAINING PROGRAM ON AGILITY  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of the study was to determine if six weeks of plyometric training can improve an athlete's agility. Subjects were divided into two groups, a plyometric training and a control group. The plyometric training group performed in a six week plyometric training program and the control group did not perform any plyometric training techniques. All subjects participated in two

Michael G. Miller; Jeremy J. Herniman; Mark D. Ricard; Christopher C. Cheatham; Timothy J. Michael

423

MEDTUTOR: a microcomputer-based training program for MEDLINE.  

PubMed Central

MEDTUTOR is an interactive, microcomputer-based training package designed to teach medical and health professionals, as well as librarians and information specialists, how to use MEDLINE effectively. The objective of MEDTUTOR is to provide a comprehensive package for teaching the various commands and search techniques required for utilizing the MEDLINE database through the MEDLARS system. MEDTUTOR's menu-driven design allows novice users to learn about the content and use of MEDLINE, such as author searching, text word searching, MeSH indexing, etc., at their own pace and with considerable program feedback. In addition, MEDTUTOR provides the skilled searcher with a way to reinforce or recall previously-learned search techniques without incurring online charges. MEDTUTOR may be used in place of formal training, as a precursor to or as a refresher following formal training, or for review of a particular concept. It provides inexpensive and easily accessible instruction for searching MEDLINE.

Perkins, M L; Spann, M L; Buchan, P C

1989-01-01

424

Program of Instruction for Highway Collision Investigation Training Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This program of instruction, reviewed and accepted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, was prepared for Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation teams and others. It is intended to provide background information, a working knowledge of all of the pertinent factors, investigative techniques, tools, data requirements, and field…

Cornell Aeronautical Lab., Inc., Buffalo, NY.

425

A Model Training Program: NJASBO's State Certification Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1991, the New Jersey Association of School Business Officials was selected as a nontraditional provider and asked to develop and implement a new state-approved certification program. The idea was to produce administrators who are adept at strategic planning, financial management and accounting, school law, personnel management, facility…

Rodabaugh, Karl

1997-01-01

426

Quality Assurance Program Plan for the Environmental Restoration Program  

SciTech Connect

The United States Department of Energy (USDOE) has initiated the Environmental Restoration Program (ERP) in an effort to manage, control and remediate existing hazardous, toxic and radioactive wastes generated at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PORTS). This ERP Quality Assurance Program Plan (QAPP) is responsive to the PORTS ESH Division QAPP and the ES Environmental Restoration Division (ERD) QAPP. This QAPP establishes the policies, requirements and responsibilities by which an appropriate level of QA shall be implemented within the PORTS-ERP. All PORTS-ERP activities shall be conducted in accordance with the requirements of this document and/or of a project level document which is derivative of this document.

Not Available

1992-03-30

427

Partnership Training Program in Breast Cancer Research Using Molecular Imaging Techniques.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This partnership training program is between Howard University and the Johns Hopkins University to pursue breast cancer research using molecular imaging techniques. The program has two components: a research component and a broad training component. Six H...

P. C. Wang

2009-01-01

428

Combined M.D./Ph.D. and Ph.D. Training Program in Breast Cancer Prevention.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The goal of this training program is to dramatically extend our existing, highly successful Interdisciplinary Doctoral Training Program in Tumor Biology with a new track which integrates genetics, molecular epidemiology, and prevention of breast cancer. T...

M. Lippman

2000-01-01

429

40 CFR Appendix A to Part 45 - Environmental Protection Agency Training Programs  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 false Environmental Protection Agency Training Programs A...Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY GRANTS AND OTHER FEDERAL...Appendix A to Part 45âEnvironmental Protection Agency Training Programs...

2013-07-01

430

78 FR 5479 - Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Housing Counseling Training Program  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Collection: Comment Request; Housing Counseling Training Program AGENCY: Office of...Capacity Building, Office of Housing Counseling, U.S. Department of Housing and...information: Title of Proposal: Housing Counseling Training Program. OMB Control...

2013-01-25

431

Combined M.D./Ph.D. and Ph.D. Training Program in Breast Cancer Prevention.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The goal of this training program is to dramatically extend our existing, highly successful Interdicsiplinary Doctoral Training Program in Tumor Biology with a new track which integrates genetics, molecular epidemiology, and prevention of breast cancer. T...

R. B. Dickson

2005-01-01

432

77 FR 33194 - Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Bay Watershed Education and Training Program...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Collection; Comment Request; Bay Watershed Education and Training Program National Evaluation System AGENCY...information collection. The NOAA Office of Education's Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) program seeks to...

2012-06-05

433

An analysis of the operative experience of North American pediatric surgical training programs and residents.  

PubMed

There has been a rapid increase in the number of pediatric surgical training programs. To meet the goals of quality patient care and surgical education, training and practice activities must be objectively monitored. The aim of this study was to collect and analyze the experience of American and Canadian Pediatric Surgical training centers and residents. The authors collected the 1-year operative experience of 31 American and six Canadian training programs and the 2-year operative experience of the 25 most recently graduated residents. Categories analyzed included total cases, defined categories (neonatal, important, and tumor cases), routine cases, thoracic, cardiac, urologic reconstructive, head and neck, endoscopy, vascular, plastics and burn procedures. From these data six assumptions about the training in pediatric surgery were addressed. (1) The operative activity of the United States and Canadian training programs and residents are comparable. The results show that there are few major differences in operative experience. (2) There should be variability in operative experience between programs but little variability between residents. The North American operative experience for both residents and institutions are marked by high variability and leftward shift in the frequency distributions. (3) A resident's training should consist of a significant portion of "index cases" and fewer routine cases. The residents perform 28% of their total cases in the three defined categories (index cases) and 26% as routine cases. (4) Pediatric surgeons are the true general surgeons, performing operations in areas such as cardiac, reconstructive genitourinary, plastic, and burn surgery. Examination of the data shows that most programs and residents perform few cases in these four areas. (5) Certain procedures such as thoracic, genitourinary, vascular, head and neck, and endoscopy remain within the domain of pediatric surgery. The results show that this assumption is true for thoracic, vascular, head and neck, and endoscopy but not for genitourinary, and there is wide variability between institutions and between residents. (6) "Core" pediatric surgical conditions such as esophageal atresia, biliary atresia, and intersex are still available in significant numbers to train residents. The data show that a surprising number of programs and residents perform few or none of the core operations. This analysis is the first step toward monitoring of pediatric surgical resident education. A future study is underway to evaluate the current experience of practicing pediatric surgeons who have taken the recertification examination. PMID:9044119

Rowe, M I; Courcoulas, A; Reblock, K

1997-02-01

434

Communication Training for Clergy: Exploring Impact on the Transformative Quality of Sermon Communication  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explored the effectiveness of communication training for clergy, working to create an outcomes assessment model for such endeavors. Clergy-participants (N=46) completed an extensive training process designed to increase the transformative quality of their sermon communication. Training outcomes were assessed with a prepost test design,…

Carrell, Lori

2009-01-01

435

Training Guarantee: A Levy To Improve the Quality of Australian Workforce.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Training Guarantee Act (TGA) passed by the Federal Parliament of Australia in 1990 establishes a training guarantee scheme. It requires employers to invest in high quality, employment-related training that will most benefit their businesses. The levy is having an impact on many facets of human resource development in Australia. In seeking to…

Navaratnam, K. K.

436

Quality Assurance Report National Atmospheric Deposition Program, 1998.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The National Atmospheric Deposition Program (NADP) has been in operation since 1978. Since the beginning of the Network, quality assurance has been of paramount importance. The Quality Assurance Report, National Atmospheric Deposition Program, 1998, descr...

J. Rothert

2000-01-01

437

Cooperative Program for Operational Meteorology, Education and Training (COMET) Collection  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The scope of the COMET collection is atmospheric science with the goal of making the resources used in its training programs accessible. The content of the collection focuses on climate, icing, convective weather, fog and low stratus, hydrology, satellite meteorology, numerical weather prediction (nwp), winter weather, hurricanes and other mesoscale meteorology topics. This content is accessible as images, tutorials, visualizations, meteorological data and learning materials. The content level is geared towards operational or graduate-level meteorologists.

438

Vocational Training in Australia: Is There a Link between Attrition and Quality?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the debate surrounding quality of training as it has unfolded in Australia and how concerns about high non-completion rates have entered the debate. Design/methodology/approach: This paper bases its discussion of quality in VET training on analysis of qualitative data collected from focus groups and…

Snell, Darryn; Hart, Alison

2007-01-01

439

Evaluation of a Behavior Management Training Program for Nursing Home Caregivers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the effectiveness of a new skills training program designed to increase nurse aides' knowledge of behavior management. The training program, designed as five 90-minute group learning modules, was implemented in two Western Pennsylvania nursing homes over a 5-month period. Topics covered within the training program included…

Marsiske, Michael; And Others

440

Training Future Leaders of Academic Medicine: Internal Programs at Three Academic Health Centers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews need for internal leadership training programs at academic health centers and describes three programs. Elements common to the programs include small classes, participants from many areas of academic medicine and health care, building on prior experience and training, training conducted away from the institution, short sessions, faculty…

Morahan, Page S.; Kasperbauer, Dwight; McDade, Sharon A.; Aschenbrener, Carol A.; Triolo, Pamela K.; Monteleone, Patricia L.; Counte, Michael; Meyer, Michael J.

1998-01-01

441

Psychosocial Training in U.S. Internal Medicine and Family Practice Residency Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Surveyed directors of internal medicine (IM) and family practice (FP) residency programs regarding the format, content, and quantity of psychosocial training in their programs, their opinions on topics related to such training, and program demographics. Found considerable variation in content and time devoted to psychosocial training within and…

Gaufberg, Elizabeth H.; Joseph, Robert C.; Pels, Richard J.; Wyshak, Grace; Wieman, Dow; Nadelson, Carol C.

2001-01-01

442

The Effectiveness of Indonesian English Teachers Training Programs in Improving Confidence and Motivation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study intends to identify the effectiveness of the English teachers training program of elementary school English teachers in Riau province, Indonesia. The study also intends to identify the further needs of the English teachers in attending the training program. Fifty five English teachers who had attended the training program were the…

Wati, Herlina

2011-01-01

443

77 FR 28360 - Applications for New Awards; Training Program for Federal TRIO Programs  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...personnel of Upward Bound and Talent Search projects to turn...communities of professional practice. The Training Program...data to identify best practices. In sum, having access...200.19(b)(1)(v) if the State in which...Program Profile Sheet. V. Application Review...

2012-05-14

444

Program Staff in Youth Mentoring Programs: Qualifications, Training, and Retention. Research in Action. Issue 3  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Considering the many ways in which program staff may influence the experiences of mentors, youth, and parents in mentoring interventions, the author advocates that greater attention be devoted to the recruitment, training, and retention of qualified and competent program professionals in the field of youth mentoring. Research from similar fields…

Keller, Thomas E.

2007-01-01

445

Frequency and duration of interval training programs and changes in aerobic power  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The present study was designed to ascertain whether a training frequency of 2 days/wk for a 7- and 13-wk interval training program would produce improvement in maximal aerobic power comparable to that obtained from 7- and 13-wk programs of the same intensity consisting of 4 training days/wk. After training, there was a significant increase in maximal aerobic power that was independent of both training frequency and duration. Maximal heart rate was significantly decreased following training. Submaximal aerobic power did not change with training, but submaximal heart rate decreased significantly with greater decreases the more frequent and the longer the training.

Fox, E. L.; Bartels, R. L.; Obrien, R.; Bason, R.; Mathews, D. K.; Billings, C. E.

1975-01-01

446

Promising Programs Which Use Job Training Partnership Act Funds for the Vocational Education, Training and Employment of Handicapped Youth.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet, which is intended to provide ideas on how Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) funds can be used to serve disabled youth, lists and describes over 75 promising programs funded by the JTPA to provide vocational education, training, and employment services to handicapped youth. The following types of programs are described: State and…

Tindall, Lloyd W.; And Others

447

Curricular aspects of the Fogarty bioethics international training programs.  

PubMed

The curriculum design, faculty characteristics, and experience of implementing masters' level international research ethics training programs supported by the Fogarty International Center was investigated. Multiple pedagogical approaches were employed to adapt to the learning needs of the trainees. While no generally agreed set of core competencies exists for advanced research ethics training, more than 75% of the curricula examined included international issues in research ethics, responsible conduct of research, human rights, philosophical foundations of research ethics, and research regulation and ethical review process. Common skills taught included critical thinking, research methodology and statistics, writing, and presentation proficiency. Curricula also addressed the cultural, social, and religious context of the trainees related to research ethics. Programs surveyed noted trainee interest in Western concepts of research ethics and the value of the transnational exchange of ideas. Similar faculty expertise profiles existed in all programs. Approximately 40% of faculty were female. Collaboration between faculty from low- and middleincome countries (LMICs) and high-income countries (HICs) occurred in most programs and at least 50% of HIC faculty had previous LMIC experience. This paper is part of a collection of papers analyzing the Fogarty International Research Ethics Education and Curriculum Development program. PMID:24782069

Matar, Amal; Garner, Sam; Millum, Joseph; Sina, Barbara; Silverman, Henry

2014-04-01

448

Quality assurance program plan for radionuclide airborne emissions monitoring  

SciTech Connect

This Quality Assurance Program Plan identifies quality assurance program requirements and addresses the various Westinghouse Hanford Company organizations and their particular responsibilities in regards to sample and data handling of radiological airborne emissions. This Quality Assurance Program Plan is prepared in accordance with and to written requirements.

Boom, R.J.

1995-12-01

449

Quality Program Provisions for Aeronautical and Space System Contractors  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This publication sets forth quality program requirements for NASA aeronautical and space programs, systems, subsystems, and related services. These requirements provide for the effective operation of a quality program which ensures that quality criteria and requirements are recognized, definitized, and performed satisfactorily.

1969-01-01

450

Five-Star Schools: Defining Quality in Early Childhood Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Hakeem, Emily, Jose, and Latisha are all entering preschool in the fall. Their mothers are looking for the highest quality early childhood program they can find. Is there a guide for them to find a five-star program? Are all certified or accredited programs of equal quality? How do these parents and guardians know what defines quality in early…

Hertzog, Nancy B.

2012-01-01

451

Intercity rail-passenger car ride quality test program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Federal Railroad Administration's research and development program relating to intercity rail-passenger ride quality focuses on developing ride quality design criteria and specifications. The FRA ride quality test program and some of the techniques being used to analyze and evaluate the design criteria of the program are discussed.

Scharr, R. L.; Owings, R. P.

1975-01-01

452

A pharmacy fellowship in a family practice training program.  

PubMed

An evaluation of the two-year experience since the institution of the postdoctoral pharmacy fellowship in family practice has revealed the program to be a valuable one not only for the fellows completing the program but to the departments cosponsoring this experimental training program. The two individuals who have completed the program have gone to clinical practice positions. In both academic and hospital settings, the fellow gains an understanding of the philosophical basis of family medicine while at the same time gaining specialized experience in an area of interest as well as research design and implementation. The department of family practice has benefited by the provision of additional clinical pharmacy services and education. It has also enabled the department to expand its involvement in research activities. PMID:3556901

Meyer, S K; Brittan, J C; Destache, C; Gurnee, M C; Barone, E J

1986-01-01

453

From training to robot behavior: towards custom scenarios for robotics in training programs for ASD.  

PubMed

Successful results have been booked with using robotics in therapy interventions for autism spectrum disorders (ASD). However, to make the best use of robots, the behavior of the robot needs to be tailored to the learning objectives and personal characteristics of each unique individual with ASD. Currently training practices include adaptation of the training programs to the condition of each individual client, based on the particular learning goals or the mood of the client. To include robots in such training will imply that the trainers are enabled to control a robot through an intuitive interface. For this purpose we use a visual programming environment called TiViPE as an interface between robot and trainer, where scenarios for specific learning objectives can easily be put together as if they were graphical LEGO-like building blocks. This programming platform is linked to the NAO robot from Aldebaran Robotics. A process flow for converting trainers' scenarios was developed to make sure the gist of the original scenarios was kept intact. We give an example of how a scenario is processed, and implemented into the clinical setting, and how detailed parts of a scenario can be developed. PMID:22275585

Gillesen, J C C; Barakova, E I; Huskens, B E B M; Feijs, L M G

2011-01-01

454

Peer-Led Memory Training Programs to Support Brain Fitness  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Despite evidence supporting the effectiveness of cognitive enhancement interventions in older adults with age-related changes,\\u000a few if any cognitive enhancement programs are available in the community that can be administered with ease and high quality,\\u000a and reach a large number of persons. Just as peer-led programs are widely used to promote health awareness, health self-maintenance,\\u000a and wellness, peers can promote

Linda M. Ercoli; Paul A. Cernin; Gary W. Small

455

Quality Assurance in Continuing Vocational Training for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in the German Craft Sector--The Training Activities of the Central Office for Continuing Training in the Crafts Sector (ZWH).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The German Central Office for Continuing Training in the Crafts Sector develops continuing training for small businesses and works on teacher training. The focus is on quality assurance through continuing updates of concepts and development of new instructional media. (SK)

Jenewein, Klaus; Kramer, Beate

1998-01-01

456

75 FR 21175 - Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Waiver of Disapproval of Nurse Aide Training Program in Certain...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Waiver of Disapproval of Nurse Aide Training Program in Certain Cases AGENCY: Centers...will permit a waiver of a nurse aide training disapproval as it applies to skilled...Background Waiver of Disapproval of Nurse Aide Training Program in Certain Cases To...

2010-04-23

457

TRANSFORMING REMOTE SALES FORCE TRAINING: GUIDELINES FOR INTEGRATING E-LEARNING INTO AN EXISTING REMOTE SALES FORCE TRAINING PROGRAM - A CASE STUDY  

Microsoft Academic Search

This qualitative, applied research project is a single case study of a medical device manufacturing company's sales training department. The research focused on how the sale's training department should consider the integration of e-learning into their sales training program without disrupting the existing instructor-led training. The data analysis produced guidelines for the sales training department to create a blended training

Michael J. Donohoe; Jeanne M. Baugh; Daniel R. Rota

458

Environmental Restoration Quality Program Plan. Environmental Restoration Program  

SciTech Connect

The Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc., Environmental Restoration (ER) Program was initially chartered on October 1, 1989, as a ``entral Environmental Restoration Division`` to manage the investigation and remediation of inactive sites and facilities that have been declared surplus and have no further programmatic use. The Energy Systems ER Division was established to support the DOE Oak Ridge Field Office (DOE-OR) consolidated ER Program. The DOE-OR Assistant Manager for Environmental Restoration and Waste Management provides program and budget direction to the Energy Systems ER Program for environmental restoration activities at the sites operated by Energy Systems (Oak Ridge K-25 Site, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant, Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant) and at the off-site locations. The Energy Systems ER Division is specifically charged with assessing these sites for potential contamination and managing the cleanup processes. The Energy Systems Environmental Restoration Division was chartered on October 1, 1989, as a central organization to manage the Remedial Action (RA) Program. The purpose of this document is to ensure that: senior ER management provides planning, organization, direction, control, and support to achieve the organization`s objectives; the line organization achieves quality; and overall performance is reviewed and evaluated using a rigorous assessment process.

Colley, J.S.

1992-08-01

459

Vision and agility training in community dwelling older adults: incorporating visual training into programs for fall prevention.  

PubMed

This study aimed to examine the effect of visual training on obstacle course performance of independent community dwelling older adults. Agility is the ability to rapidly alter ongoing motor patterns, an important aspect of mobility which is required in obstacle avoidance. However, visual information is also a critical factor in successful obstacle avoidance. We compared obstacle course performance of a group that trained in visually driven body movements and agility drills, to a group that trained only in agility drills. We also included a control group that followed the American College of Sports Medicine exercise recommendations for older adults. Significant gains in fitness, mobility and power were observed across all training groups. Obstacle course performance results revealed that visual training had the greatest improvement on obstacle course performance (22%) following a 12 week training program. These results suggest that visual training may be an important consideration for fall prevention programs. PMID:22206782

Reed-Jones, Rebecca J; Dorgo, Sandor; Hitchings, Maija K; Bader, Julia O

2012-04-01

460

Clinical fellowship training in pathology informatics: A program description  

PubMed Central

Background: In 2007, our healthcare system established a clinical fellowship program in pathology informatics. In 2011, the program benchmarked its structure and operations against a 2009 white paper “Program requirements for fellowship education in the subspecialty of clinical informatics”, endorsed by the Board of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) that described a proposal for a general clinical informatics fellowship program. Methods: A group of program faculty members and fellows compared each of the proposed requirements in the white paper with the fellowship program's written charter and operations. The majority of white paper proposals aligned closely with the rules and activities in our program and comparison was straightforward. In some proposals, however, differences in terminology, approach, and philosophy made comparison less direct, and in those cases, the thinking of the group was recorded. After the initial evaluation, the remainder of the faculty reviewed the results and any disagreements were resolved. Results: The most important finding of the study was how closely the white paper proposals for a general clinical informatics fellowship program aligned with the reality of our existing pathology informatics fellowship. The program charter and operations of the program were judged to be concordant with the great majority of specific white paper proposals. However, there were some areas of discrepancy and the reasons for the discrepancies are discussed in the manuscript. Conclusions: After the comparison, we conclude that the existing pathology informatics fellowship could easily meet all substantive proposals put forth in the 2009 clinical informatics program requirements white paper. There was also agreement on a number of philosophical issues, such as the advantages of multiple fellows, the need for core knowledge and skill sets, and the need to maintain clinical skills during informatics training. However, there were other issues, such as a requirement for a 2-year fellowship and for informatics fellowships to be done after primary board certification, that pathology should consider carefully as it moves toward a subspecialty status and board certification.

Gilbertson, John R.; McClintock, David S.; Lee, Roy E.; Onozato, Maristela; Kuo, Frank C.; Beckwith, Bruce A.; Yagi, Yukako; Dighe, Anand S.; Gudewicz, Tom M.; Le, Long P.; Wilbur, David C.; Kim, Ji Yeon; Brodsky, Victor B.; Black-Schaffer, Stephen

2012-01-01

461

Love Canal Monitoring Program. GCA QA/QC (Quality Assurance/Quality Control) Summary Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

One of the most important responsibilities of the Love Canal prime contractor was the institution and maintenance of a quality assurance program. An important objective of the quality assurance program was to alert the subcontractors to the importance of ...

1982-01-01

462

Training and education: an analysis of quality assurance in teaching and nursing education.  

PubMed

There is a continuing tension between training and education in vocational higher education courses. The debate in nursing has been heightened by the transfer of courses into higher education and staffing problems in the NHS. Comparisons with other occupations can help prevent introspection in analysis of policy issues in nursing. Teacher training is a particularly useful comparator because it entered higher education before nursing, and teachers have failed to maintain a level of autonomy that nurses would once have envied. This paper compares nursing and teacher training with particular reference to quality assurance. The UK government has adopted a centralized quality assurance and funding system for teacher training. Nursing is included in higher education quality assurance systems but funding is devolved. The tensions between training and education within nursing and teacher training are examined, and implications for the development of nursing considered. PMID:10895119

Callery, P

2000-07-01

463

Quality Assurance Program Application for the Component Test Capability  

SciTech Connect

This paper documents the application of quality requirements to Component Test Capability (CTC) Project activities for each CTC alternative. Four alternatives are considered for quality program application: do nothing, vendor testing, existing testing facility modification, and Component Test Facility. It also describes the advantages and disadvantages of using the existing Next Generation Nuclear Plant Quality Program Plan with CTC modifications versus a stand-alone CTC Quality Program Plan.

Stephanin L. Austad

2009-06-01

464

Oregon Child Care Quality Indicators Program: QRS Profile. The Child Care Quality Rating System (QRS) Assessment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents a profile of Oregon's Child Care Quality Indicators Program prepared as part of the Child Care Quality Rating System (QRS) Assessment Study. The profile consists of several sections and their corresponding descriptions including: (1) Program Information; (2) Rating Details; (3) Quality Indicators for Center-Based Programs; (4)…

Child Trends, 2010

2010-01-01

465

The Role of Malaria Microscopy Training and Refresher Training Courses in Malaria Control Program in Iran during 2001 - 2011  

PubMed Central

Background Malaria is still one of the most important infectious diseases in the world. The disease also is a public health problem in south and southeast of Iran. This study programmed to show the correlation between regular malaria microscopy training and refresher training courses and control of malaria in Iran. Methods Three types of training courses were conducted in this programme including; five – day, ten – day and bimonthly training courses. Each of the training courses contained theoretical and practical sections and training impact was evaluated by practical examination and multiple-choice quizzes through pre and post tests. Results Distribution pattern of the participants in the training and refresher training courses showed that the most participants were from Sistan & Baluchistan and Hormozgan provinces where malaria is endemic and most cases of the infection come out from these malarious areas. A total of 695 identified individuals were participated in the training courses. A significant conversely correlation was found between conducting malaria microscopy training courses and annual malaria cases in Iran. Conclusion Conducting a suitable programme for malaria microscopy training and refresher training plays an important role in the control of malaria in endemic areas. Obviously, the decrease of malaria cases in Iran has been achieved due to some activities that malaria diagnosis training was one of them.

Nateghpour, M; Edrissian, GhH; Raeisi, A; Motevalli - Haghi, A; Farivar, L; Mohseni, Gh; Rahimi-Froushani, A

2012-01-01

466

Comprehensive Erosion and Sediment Control Training Program for Job Superintendents and Inspectors.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One of two training program texts built around the Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control Law and Program, this guide presents a program designed to meet the needs of job superintendents and inspectors. (The other guide, containing a program for engineers, architects, and planners, was designed to train professional people who need engineering and…

Porter, Harry L., Jr.

467

The effectiveness of incorporating a real-time oculometer system in a commercial flight training program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The effectiveness on pilot and trainee performance and scanning behavior of incorporating a real time oculometer system in a commerical flight training program was assessed. Trainees received simulator training in pairs requiring the trainees to alternate the order of training within a session. The 'third day phenomenon' of performance decrement was investigated, including the role of order of training on performance.

Jones, D. H.; Coates, G. D.; Kirby, R. H.

1982-01-01

468

Relationships Between Employee Training and Error Rates in Public Welfare Programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

The relationship between employee training and error rates in public welfare programs was investigated. The results provided some support for the hypothesis that employee training, especially on policy and procedures, is associated with lower error rates. The implications of these findings for centralized training functions and training information systems were discussed.

M. M. Petty; Nealia S. Bruning

1980-01-01

469

The Influence of the Training Environment on Trainee Motivation and Perceived Training Quality.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Personal and organizational factors influencing training were identified by 105 managers in Australia. A significant relationship was found between organizational aspects and training outcomes, suggesting that organizations' provision of training resources, incentives, and opportunities matter more than personal attributes of trainees. (SK)

Orpen, Christopher

1999-01-01

470

A Comparison of Pyramidal Staff Training and Direct Staff Training in Community-Based Day Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study evaluated two methods of training staff who were working with individuals with developmental disabilities: pyramidal training and consultant-led training. In the pyramidal training, supervisors were trained in the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA) and in delivering feedback. The supervisors then trained their direct-care…

Haberlin, Alayna T.; Beauchamp, Ken; Agnew, Judy; O'Brien, Floyd

2012-01-01

471

Position statement on interdisciplinary team training in geriatrics: an essential component of quality health care for older adults.  

PubMed

Interdisciplinary team training (IDT) is an important component of ensuring quality geriatric care delivery, which can be complex and time intensive, requiring coordination of many medical, psychosocial, and therapeutic interventions and professionals. The Partnership for Health in Aging (PHA), a loose coalition of more than 30 organizations representing healthcare professionals who care for older adults supported by the American Geriatrics Society, identified IDT training in geriatrics as a priority area in addressing the geriatrics workforce shortage described in the 2008 Institute of Medicine report, Retooling for An Aging America: Building the Health Care Workforce. A PHA Workgroup on Interdisciplinary Team Training in Geriatrics was convened to review the literature focused on geriatrics IDT training and to develop a position statement that would inform and influence groups involved in the development and expansion of academic and continuing education programs in IDT training, including professional associations, credentialing and licensing bodies, accreditation organizations, and university administrators. There are significant challenges to expanding the development and implementation of geriatrics IDT training for health professionals, and such training will be successful only with substantial and sustained advocacy from the above professional groups. PMID:24738753

2014-05-01

472

Effects of a training program after surgically treated ankle fracture: a prospective randomised controlled trial  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: Despite conflicting results after surgically treated ankle fractures few studies have evaluated the effects of different types of training programs performed after plaster removal. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of a 12-week standardised but individually suited training program (training group) versus usual care (control group) after plaster removal in adults with surgically treated ankle

Gertrud M Nilsson; Kjell Jonsson; Charlotte S Ekdahl; Magnus Eneroth

2009-01-01

473

An Integrated Training Program for the UNCC Electrical and Air Conditioning Shops  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the development of an on-the-job training program in the air conditioning and electrical shops of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The 1-year programs include a daily job training report, a formal one and one-half hour weekly training session using a correspondence course outline, and weekly 15-minute review sessions by…

Currie, D. A.

1975-01-01

474

A Training Program in Medical Communications for Foreign Native Medical Graduates.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An intensive 3-week training program in medical communications skills for foreign native medical graduates (FNMG) is described. The program incorporates language and acculturation training via medically relevant, situational dialogues and role playing; training in medical interviewing skills with patient simulations; instruction in…

Newbold, Richard C., III; And Others

475

Baylor SBIRT Medical Residency Training Program: Model Description and Initial Evaluation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Baylor College of Medicine SBIRT Medical Residency Training Program is a multilevel project that trains residents and faculty in evidenced-based screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) methods for alcohol and substance use problems. This paper describes the training program and provides initial evaluation after the…

Bray, James H.; Kowalchuk, Alicia; Waters, Vicki; Laufman, Larry; Shilling, Elizabeth H.

2012-01-01

476

A Review of Selected Inservice Training Components of States' 1978-79 Annual Program Plans.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The inservice training sections of annual program plans of 49 states were reviewed to determine states' responses to specific regulations. All states indicated needs for training, most frequently specifying the individualized education program as the area in which training was needed. Other high priority areas reported were least restrictive…

Davis, Sharon; Cave, Odessa

477

Safety. A Guide for Industrial Cooperative Training Programs. Learning Activity Package. LAP 6.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This learning activity package, one of six intended for use in Industrial Cooperative Training Programs, is designed to provide students with information on several general safety topics which would apply in most employment situations. (The industrial cooperative training program provides industrial occupational training experience for high school…

Duenk, Lester G.; Lear, George

478

An Assessment and Projection of Needed High Technology Training Programs in Colorado. Executive Summary.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study determined labor market needs of high technology firms in Colorado. It assessed such needs in relation to present and projected output of vocational education and training programs and developed recommendations for policies and programs to meet industry training needs at the vocational training level. Data were collected through on-site…

Ward, Mary; Wolff, Warren

479

Quality Issues and Trends in Vocational Education and Training in Europe.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document synthesizes reports on quality issues and trends in vocational education and training (VET) in Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Portugal, and Spain. Discussed in the report's five sections are the following topics: quality concepts and their application to VET (VET in Europe, quality concepts and their application…

Van den Berghe, Wouter

480

Quality Circle Training for Community College Educators and Students and the Businesses They Serve. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A project sought to extend Central Piedmont Community College's (CPCC) expertise in quality circles. Objectives were to provide low-cost quality circle training for personnel in community colleges and business and industry and to provide instruction in quality circles for college students. Three hundred educators and business people attended…

McIlwain, Doris W.

481

The Purpose, Philosophy, Content, and Structure of Doctoral Comprehensive/Qualifying Exams: A Survey of Counseling Psychology Training Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Surveyed 53 programs in Council of Counseling Psychology Training programs and nonmember training directors. Found considerable variability among programs regarding philosophy, purpose, content, and structure of doctoral comprehensive/qualifying examinations. Most programs assessed knowledge in psychological foundations, professional issues,…

Manus, Michaelene B.; And Others

1992-01-01

482

Quality and the physician value-based payment program.  

PubMed

In the last decade, there has been a rapidly growing emphasis and imperative for healthcare quality improvement. With the vast number of stakeholders involved, it is reaching a pinnacle of activity and requirements. The federal government has been developing and implementing quality initiatives across the healthcare system spectrum. This article looks at three major programs: the Hospital Value-based Purchasing/Inpatient Quality Reporting Program, Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting, and the Physician Quality Reporting System /Physician Value-based Payment Modifier. Quality measurement in healthcare will continue to grow and evolve. Current and upcoming programs will expand, change, and likely disappear or morph into variations of themselves. PMID:24605438

Burleson, Judy

2014-01-01

483

Relationships of Leadership and Student Effort to University Program Quality.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Links between program quality and the quality of students' experience (or student effort) and the quality of academic leadership were explored through an examination of 10 master's programs in 81 departments at a set of regional universities. Rasmussen's leadership instrument was completed by 90 faculty members, and a modified version of the Pace…

Young, Denise L.; And Others

484

Victory Fitness Program: Influence of the US Army's Emerging Physical Readiness Training Doctrine on Fitness and Injuries in Basic Combat Training.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Victory Fitness (VF) Program examined fitness and injury outcomes during the initial 'toughening phase' of Physical Readiness Training (PRT). PRT is the U.S. Army's emerging physical training doctrine. A Basic Combat Training (BCT) battalion which imp...

J. J. Knapik, K. Hauret, J. M. Bednarek, S. Arnold, M. Canham-Chervak

2001-01-01

485

Emblems of Quality in Higher Education. Developing and Sustaining High-Quality Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book proposes an "engagement" theory of program quality to evaluate and improve higher education programs at all degree levels. Based on interviews with 781 participants in a national study of Masters degree programs, it focuses on the interactive roles of students, faculty, and administrators in developing high-quality programs that…

Haworth, Jennifer Grant; Conrad, Clifton F.

486

State laws mandating or promoting training programs for alcohol servers and establishment managers: an assessment of statutory and administrative procedures.  

PubMed

We conducted a qualitative analysis of 23 state Responsible Beverage Service (RBS) laws to determine how effective the laws are in mandating or encouraging high-quality RBS programs. As of January, 2001, 12 states at least partially mandate RBS training for alcohol establishments and 11 states offer incentives to encourage participation in RBS training. We collected information regarding state RBS laws from two sources: (1) RBS statutes and associated regulatory provisions, and (2) telephone surveys of Alcoholic Beverage Control agency staff. We identified and evaluated five components of RBS laws: program requirements, administrative requirements, enforcement provisions, penalties for lack of compliance with law, and benefits for participation in training programs. Comprehensiveness of RBS laws varied by state; however, RBS legislation was weak across all states overall. While some states were strong in one or two of the RBS components, almost all states were weak in at least one component. PMID:12013719

Mosher, James F; Toomey, Traci L; Good, Charles; Harwood, Eileen; Wagenaar, Alexander C

2002-01-01

487

Preparing promotoras to deliver health programs for Hispanic communities: training processes and curricula.  

PubMed

Training is an essential component of health programs that incorporate promotoras de salud (the Spanish term for community health workers) in the delivery of health education and behavioral interventions to Hispanics. During training sessions, promotoras are exposed to information and skill-building activities they need to implement the health programs. This analysis was one component of a broader study which explored program planners' approaches to recruiting and training promotoras to deliver and sustain health promotion programs for Hispanic women. The purpose of this study was to examine promotora-curriculum and training processes used to prepare promotoras to deliver health programs. The authors examined transcripts of 12 in-depth interviews with program planners and conducted a content analysis of seven different training materials used in their respective promotora programs. Interview themes and narratives included program planners' varying conceptualizations of promotora-training, including their personal definitions of "training the trainer," the practice of training a cadre of promotoras before selecting those best fit for the program, and the importance of providing goal-directed, in-depth training and supervision for promotoras. The content analysis revealed a variety of strategies used to make the training materials interactive and culturally competent. Study implications describe the importance of planners' provision of ongoing, goal-directed, and supervised training using both appropriate language and interactive methods to engage and teach promotoras. PMID:22982761

Koskan, Alexis M; Friedman, Daniela B; Brandt, Heather M; Walsemann, Katrina M; Messias, DeAnne K H

2013-05-01

488

Preparing Promotoras to Deliver Health Programs for Hispanic Communities: Training Processes and Curricula  

PubMed Central

Training is an essential component of health programs that incorporate promotoras de salud (the Spanish term for community health workers) in the delivery of health education and behavioral interventions to Hispanics. During training sessions, promotoras are exposed to information and skill-building activities they need to implement the health programs. This analysis was one component of a broader study which explored program planners' approaches to recruiting and training promotoras to deliver and sustain health promotion programs for Hispanic women. The purpose of this study was to examine promotora-curriculum and training processes used to prepare promotoras to deliver health programs. The authors examined transcripts of 12 in-depth interviews with program planners and conducted a content analysis of seven different training materials used in their respective promotora programs. Interview themes and narratives included program planners' varying conceptualizations of promotora-training, including their personal definitions of “training the trainer,” the practice of training a cadre of promotoras before selecting those best fit for the program, and the importance of providing goal-directed, in-depth training and supervision for promotoras. The content analysis revealed a variety of strategies used to make the training materials interactive and culturally competent. Study implications describe the importance of planners' provision of ongoing, goal-directed, and supervised training using both appropriate language and interactive methods to engage and teach promotoras.

Koskan, Alexis M.; Friedman, Daniela B.; Brandt, Heather M.; Walsemann, Katrina M.; Messias, DeAnne K. H.

2013-01-01

489

The need for specialized training programs in palliative medicine  

PubMed Central

Canada faces a significant and growing burden of terminal illness. There are major unresolved economic, ethical and social issues related to care at the end of life. Despite the international reputation for Canadian efforts in palliative care, the medical profession in Canada has largely failed to recognize the importance of the field, as evidenced by the lack of commitment on the part of most medical faculties at Canadian universities to developing academic strength in palliative medicine, the lack of content in the undergraduate curriculum and of postgraduate programs in palliative medicine, and the lack of support for research into end-of-life care. The authors propose a conjoint initiative by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the College of Family Physicians of Canada to develop specialized training programs in palliative medicine as a critical step in addressing this crisis.

Seely, J F; Scott, J F; Mount, B M

1997-01-01

490

Self-directed Mindfulness Training and Improvement in Blood Pressure, Migraine Frequency, and Quality of Life  

PubMed Central

Background: Interest in case studies has undergone a resurgence concurrent with increasing prioritization of illustrations of patient-centered care. However, substantial inclusion of the patient in these reports remains limited. Here, a doctor and patient collaborate to present her case report of self-directed mindfulness training and the subsequent changes in blood pressure, migraine frequency, and quality of life. Methods: After receiving encouragement from her naturopathic doctor, the patient initiated an 8-week program in mindfulness training following the Kabat-Zinn protocol and logged her daily blood pressure and symptoms before and after meditation sessions over an 11-week period. Results: Patient-reported outcomes included decreased perceived stress, increased focus, and a newfound sense of centeredness and calm. Changes in objective outcomes were clinically and statistically significant, including reductions in mean systolic and diastolic blood pressure between week 1 and week 11 (P = .0001 and P = .0004 for systolic and diastolic, respectively, by paired, 2-sided t-tests). Self-reported frequency of chronic migraine was also reduced. Critical to the patient's success was that mindfulness training was first approached in a simple, accessible manner prior to embarking on a deeper, extended experience. Discussion and Conclusion: Self-directed mindfulness training can have a meaningful impact on both subjective and objective health outcomes. It may take years of encouragement from a healthcare provider before a patient is ready to adopt a mind-body practice; it is important to recognize and counsel patients with messages appropriate to their stage of change and self-efficacy. Additionally, case studies that combine the voice of the clinician and the patient can provide useful illustrations of truly patient-centered care.

Rempe, Margaret; Bradley, Ryan

2013-01-01

491

38 CFR 21.8074 - Computing the period for vocational training program participation.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...and Rehabilitation for Certain Children of Vietnam Veterans and Veterans with Covered Service in Korea-Spina Bifida and Covered Birth Defects Duration of Vocational Training § 21.8074 Computing the period for vocational training program...

2013-07-01

492

The Development, Implementation and Evaluation of a Supervisory Training Program Using the Expectancy Theory of Motivation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Developed, implemented, and evaluated a supervisory training program using the expectancy theory of motivation. Found experimental training had no measurable positive effect on changing the motivational levels of the subordinates as measured by a subordinate motivation instrument. (Author/ABL)

Scoggin, Allyson; And Others

1988-01-01

493

An Evaluation of a Skills Training Program for Parents in Stepfamilies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Evaluated effectiveness of systematic skills training program for stepfamily parents with 34 stepfamilies. Results indicated trained parents increased desirable responses and became more verbally responsive. Children identified positive changes in relationship with parents. (ABL)

Nelson, Wendy P.; Levant, Ronald F.

1991-01-01

494

78 FR 29433 - Proposed Information Collection (Dependent's Request for Change of Program or Place of Training...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...of training. VA uses the information collected to determine if the new program selected is suitable to their abilities, aptitudes, and interests and to verify that the new place of training is approved for benefits. Affected Public: Individuals or...

2013-05-20

495

75 FR 37415 - Office of Postsecondary Education; Overview Information; Training Program for Federal TRIO...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Office of Postsecondary Education; Overview Information; Training Program for Federal...b) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended...annually at least one training session, covering...

2010-06-29

496

Title IIB of the Job Training Partnership Act. The Summer Youth Employment and Training Programs of Massachusetts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study examined the effectiveness of Massachusetts' Summer Youth Employment and Training Programs (SYETP) funded under Title IIB of the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA). The study methodology included the following: a review of federal JTPA legislation and pertinent state policy directives; site visits to a random sampling of 15 summer…

Marr, Barbara T.; Green, James L., Ed.

497

SQA(TM): Surface Quality Assured Steel Bar Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

OG Technologies, Inc. (OGT) has led this SQA (Surface Quality Assured Steel Bar) program to solve the major surface quality problems plaguing the US special quality steel bars and rods industry and their customers, based on crosscutting sensors and controls technologies. Surface defects in steel formed in a hot rolling process are one of the most common quality issues faced

Tzyy-Shuh Chang; Jianjun Shi; Shiyu Zhou

2009-01-01

498

A survey of pedagogical approaches and quality mechanisms used in education programs for mental health professionals.  

PubMed

The provision of high-quality education and training that is responsive, relevant, accessible and evidence based is critical if the vision for quality mental health services presented in recent policy initiatives in Ireland is to be fulfilled. This paper reports the findings related to pedagogical approaches and quality assurance mechanisms utilized within mental health education. The study involved canvassing all Higher Education Institutions in Ireland. A total of 227 courses in 31 educational institutes were identified and 149 questionnaires were returned from 129 Course Coordinators. Various quality processes were identified in existing programs; however, formal feedback from service providers, service users and carers was seldom reported. Ongoing evaluation and quality assurance strategies are a key element of governance and there is a need to develop strategies that explore the impact of education programs on mental health education and health outcomes. Recommendations are made in terms of future interprofessional mental health education and practice. PMID:22335363

McCann, Edward; Higgins, Agnes; Maguire, Gerry; Alexander, Jane; Watts, Mike; Creaner, Mary; Rani, Shobha

2012-09-01