Formalizing a preceptor program is shown to improve morale, increase staff retention, and increase positive patient care outcomes.
As [a new] plan is implemented and staff knowledge and skills increase, the resident care outcomes will also improve. Decreasing readmission to the hospital is attainable as long as the team works together!
Responding to a survey with an appropriate educational intervention is critical in resolving concerns identified by the state surveyor. Miller’s Model is a framework that provides a clear path in determining which route to take in developing the educational content needed.
Transitioning from a staff nurse or charge nurse to the role of Staff Development Director or Nursing Professional Development (NPD) practitioner is not always a seamless move. Nurses in Long-Term Care settings are often promoted into education roles based on their clinical nursing abilities without consideration of their management or education skills.
It’s important for your front-line staff to have supportive and effective leadership – but being a leader isn’t always easy!
How we end our sessions is as important as any other part. Debriefing means to carefully examine and analyze your students upon the class completion, and to provide a succinct summary of what was covered.
It is best to always assume the best of your learners. Disruptive behaviors are most likely due to boredom or a lack of understanding of classroom rules.
In this blog, we examine some myths and misconceptions around our use of media – the dreaded Powerpoint and other media assets.
The human mind is hardwired to discard any information it doesn’t readily use. Our brains attach weight to that which is practiced.