Clinical education and training for nurses and other hospital staff can be a time-consuming and costly endeavor. In the past 15 years, educational requirements set out by The Joint Commission (TJC), and more recently Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), have added to the requirements hospitals have in providing education and training to staff.
The Joint Commission's Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Hospitals (CAMH) contains everything your hospital needs for continuous compliance. In addition to clinical training, CAMH also requires job descriptions, background checks (if required by law), primary source verification of licensure, orientation, competence assessments, and performance evaluations.
When developing a training program for staff, hospitals must make sure programs improve clinical practice and keep employees updated on changes that occur in the healthcare, technology, and clinical practice.
Your health system might offer thousands of training courses each year — both mandatory (such as those for compliance, privacy, clinical skill development, etc.) and optional, by role. Examples of optional trainings include continuing education and leadership development opportunities.
Because training is only one aspect of a nurse's job, it's important to make sessions as convenient and efficient as possible. Here are 8 pointers that will enhance the learning experience for both facilities and staff members.
How does your facility approach mandatory staff training? Can you employ any of the tips suggested above?
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