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Evaluation of the use of equipment competency check lists
  1. N K Sujay,
  2. N J Shaw
  1. Liverpool Women’s Hospital, Liverpool, UK
  1. N J Shaw, Liverpool Women’s Hospital, Crown Street, Liverpool L8 7SS, UK; ben.shaw{at}lwh.nhs.uk

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At Liverpool Women’s Hospital neonatal unit, equipment competency checklists have been introduced to ensure the appropriate level of training for items of equipment used by different staff groups. Senior house officers (SHOs) learn some of these competencies at induction and the others by actively seeking out the appropriate training from senior staff during the first weeks of their post.

We reviewed the August 2006 intake of SHOs’ checklists 3 months after the beginning of their post. All eight SHOs …

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