The healthcare providers in your facility are some of the most important assets to patient care and daily operations. They are at the forefront of technology, information, and quality services and require appropriate education and training. Implementing a thorough and well-managed training program for all team members, regardless of tenure, is critical.
Let’s go over some practical tips for training your staff on new medical devices that will help them continue to provide high-value care services and keep them engaged.
Host Regular Training Sessions
Host regular training sessions are the best way to ensure your staff is trained on new medical devices. These should be short and frequent, interactive, fun, and engaging with a mix of formal and informal learning opportunities.
You must keep these sessions relevant because everyone has a different learning style, so it’s important to tailor the content according to each person’s preferences or skill level. For example: if someone isn’t able or willing to attend an entire class on how a specific device works, then maybe they could be taught by watching online videos, while others would prefer live demonstrations by professionals who work in the field every day (or at least once every month).
If possible, add some innovation into your sessions by incorporating new technology or software into them – this will ensure something new is happening throughout all four quarters!
Create a Realistic Timeline
A realistic timeline will help your staff stay motivated, on track, and on schedule. Keeping employees engaged is important by providing them with a goal they can achieve in a reasonable amount of time.
A good example will be if you’re training someone who has never worked as an EMT before but is now getting certified. The best way to do this is by creating a realistic timeline with milestones along the way (i.e., “We’ll start by reviewing emergency preparedness procedures”). This way, when they reach each milestone, they feel successful because they’ve moved closer to their ultimate goal: becoming an EMT!
Set Training Goals
The timeline demands can assist in setting training goals. Goals will help determine which aspects of the program are effective and which are not. If a specific goal goes un achieved repeatedly, it may be a case of reconsidering the objectives and adjusting the timeline.
One of the best tips for training your staff about new medical devices is to use the training goals to highlight areas of opportunity within staff skills. Additionally, it is crucial to develop more flexible team members in case any aspect of the devices needs updating or reexamining.
Medical devices can be costly, and you want to ensure that your staff understands the potential benefits so they are not afraid to use them when necessary. The best way to do this is by training with a trainer who knows what they are talking about.
If you have any questions about the guidelines or want more information about medical devices, contact us today!