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stave

1. a stanza or verse of a poem
2. Music
a. Brit an individual group of five lines and four spaces used in staff notation
b. another word for staff

Stave

Wedge-shaped timber.

stave

[stāv]
(design engineering)
A rung of a ladder.
Any of the narrow wooden strips or metal plates placed edge to edge to form the sides, top, or lining of a vessel or structure, such as a barrel.

stave

1. One of a number of narrow boards used to build up a curved surface.
2. A rung of a ladder.
3. In formwork for an excavation, one of many vertical members which form a curved surface (in plan).
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Be sure to include interventions that deal with such behaviors in abuse prevention training in order to increase the staffs probabilities for giving appropriate answers to surveyors' questions.
This, in effect, creates a firewall that clearly places responsibility for effectively dealing with disruptive physician behavior in the medical staffs lap.
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No collection of articles on managing human resources in research libraries would be complete without a discussion of staff development.
Even with a mixture of these changes, however, most hospital medical staffs continue to maintain ingrained dysfunctional components.
Staff training materials, and some staff trainers, tend to lump camp counselors (or "leaders," the term I prefer) into one homogenous group.
Making these rapid assessments - and making them accurately - will require sharpened clinical skills, the ability to assess not only the presenting diagnosis, but also its ramifications: what extra care or equipment might possibly be needed, what additional staff might be involved?
The best way to a have a successful staff week is to gather a core group of returning staff to help develop training.
These modules need to be offered to staff on an ongoing basis as a way to refresh and re-enforce the philosophical orientation that OBRA represents.
He is a representative of the medical staff but is really accountable to the hospital trustees(2) His responsibilities include enforcement of medical bylaws and utilization review, strategic planning, medical education, and medical staff organization and development.
The judicious use of questions during routine care by the nursing staff ("Is your bath water hot or cold?
As a whole, medical staffs are emotional, do not know all the facts, have their own agendas and personal interests, and are not sophisticated enough to recognize high-quality medical care as defined by third-party payers and "industry standards.