Prophecy launches assessment for pre-op RNs


Prophecy Healthcare, a nursing and allied health assessment firm, has launched a nationally validated assessment for the pre-operative registered nurse (RN) specialty. 

This completes Prophecy's suite of nationally validated perioperative assessments, which includes surgical/scrub tech, operating room RN, post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) RN, and endogastric/gastrointestinal Lab RN. 

As surgery continues to be among the highest areas of risk, as measured by claims payouts, health systems can improve patient safety with these targeted assessments developed to assess the aptitude of care providers in the perioperative setting, said Prohecy.

Prophecy helps organizations select providers with the clinical competencies, situation-specific interpersonal skills, and behavioral characteristics proven to link to successful nursing practice. Each assessment creates a personalized scorecard with a view into a clinician's overall results, along with detailed reports on their specific competencies. This gives nurse leaders evidence to help them make better hiring decisions, and to effectively tailor orientation and onboarding programs.

Leslie Jeffries, senior vice president of clinical operations, Prophecy, said: “As risk in perioperative practice continues to drive up costs, we are pleased to complete a foundational risk mitigation solution.

“From Pre-Op to PACU, our clients can assess their entire surgical and outpatient staff to build better patient care teams." 

The Pre-Operative RN assessment was developed with the test development plan used by the American Board of Perianesthesia Nursing Certification. Prophecy's clinical team conducted a content-validation study with a panel of 10 Pre-Operative RN subject matter experts who identified over 40 unique job duties, and 80 individual knowledge, skills and abilities, required to perform care competently and safely in this nursing specialty. 

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