Key ways to improve healthcare training and delivery
Whether it be patient safety, outcomes or experiences, within the healthcare sector job proficiency directly impacts on all aspects of the day-to-day role. For healthcare professionals, the ability to interpret information and apply the most up-to-date and best practices is critical to ongoing success.
In such a high-pressure environment, improving clinical practice is essential. Whilst specific healthcare training programmes will vary depending on the role and position, for healthcare professionals, basic training considerations are constant. Not only does it equip practitioners with a set of core skills and capabilities, but by personalising the training journey, practitioners and students will be able to take charge of their own development over time – thus positively impacting on themselves as well as the organisation they are working for.
And from a trainer’s perspective, knowing the skills and competencies of your staff is vital in improving professional development and addressing their needs effectively.
Here we have identified three key considerations for improving healthcare training
Identify skill gaps through a personalised healthcare training journey
Regardless of the job role or position, personalising the learning journey has numerous benefits. While all trainees will have a different set of skills and competencies, a one-size-fits all approach to training doesn’t necessarily suit everyone and proficiency gains (or a lack of) can have significant consequences within a healthcare environment. By understanding the skill gaps of your staff, trainers are able to adapt to the ways the subject is taught. Further to this, personalising the learning journey enables practitioners and students to take charge of their own development, supporting continuous improvement over time.
Coaching can be one of the most effective ways to improve job performance and talent development, but it is typically limited by time. A way to help enhance healthcare training is through peer-to-peer coaching reviews.
By sharing best practice among peers, healthcare professionals are able to:
- Learn leadership skills
- Increase their confidence
- Gain personal insight in self-reflection and discovery
- Discuss and challenge topics
- Develop skills in organising and planning
To this end, peer-to-peer learning enables the sharing of good, real practice as a learner-generated resource bank.
Ongoing learning and development to boost performance
For healthcare professionals, one of the only constants is change – change in treatments, protocols and rules and regulations. In order to keep up with this change, it is imperative healthcare organisations have the correct procedures in place to help practitioners stay up-to-date with the latest changes in the industry. By continually adapting and learning new techniques, healthcare professionals are able to focus on areas that they are passionate about, which leads to increased productivity, job satisfaction and self-fulfilment.
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