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Cross Training Staff

The practice of cross training staff (learning another type of job) is an old and often successful practice at hospitals.

Using the South University Online Library or the Internet, research cross training techniques. Based on your research and training, respond to the following:

  • What steps would you take in deciding whether or not to cross train lab technicians as x-ray technicians?
  • What are the negative and positive financial considerations in making this decision?
  • What steps will you take to deal with a weekend staffing crisis whereby your small hospital has no x-ray technicians in-house, yet the demand for their services is very high including 30 percent of the need emanating from critical care units?