If you are responsible for the continuing education of medical professionals, the importance of Healthcare Instructional Design Strategies that Work is clear. Healthcare workers are busy, and it is often difficult, if not impossible to get a group together during working hours. How then, do you teach and document new skills, and provide meaningful continuing education?
The answer is to use personalized educational programs, that have been designed just for your needs. Avidity Medical Design can provide these programs. If your staff is self directed, and motivated to learn, you can choose mobile programs. These learning modules can be completed on the employee’s own time. If your employees don’t want to take their work home with them, choose a traditional program. This would be completed as a group learning experience. Another option is a combination approach, where part of the module is completed by the individual, and and then a review is done as a group.
Continuing education requirements vary state by state. Customized course development assures that these requirements will be met. Staff will stay up to date, and competent. Nursing Continuing Education Requirement Chart, from the American Nurses Organization, shows the hours required by each state. Even if your state does not require documented hours, the importance of maintaining competency cannot be stressed enough. Also, nurses are not the only staff that need continuing education. All staff have to remain up to date, and competent.
An article in Propublica.org documents the astounding statistics of errors in United States hospitals. It is reported that up to 98,000 deaths a year are as result of error. This number is just from hospitals. Errors also occur at walk-in clinics, dialysis clinics, ambulatory surgical facilities, etc. These errors were not intentional, but none the less, lives were lost. This shows how absolutely necessary it is for healthcare workers to remain competent.
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