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Steps To Better Healthcare Training


September 6, 2019



Steps To Better Healthcare Training

Changes in the healthcare industry are constantly occurring, making it essential for medical companies to keep up to date with trends and swings in the market.

Technological advancements play a leading role in the direction of the complex healthcare industry. Despite industry progression, healthcare workers are continually faced with challenges which must be overcome to grow and meet demands.

Myriad factors must be taken into account when determining the future of the healthcare industry. Some of these include:

  • Advancements in medical technology
  • Compliance with regulation
  • Maintaining ethical standpoints
  • Considering the health and wellbeing of staff
  • Cybersecurity and avoiding breaches.

Why Effective Training Is Important For Healthcare Staff

Understanding medical operations and processes is absolutely pivotal to employee performance and operational excellence. Both minor and major practices in the healthcare industry are serious and can be detrimental if administered or performed incorrectly.

Which Type Of Training Is Appropriate?

Due to the fact that there are countless complex concepts in healthcare, it is increasingly difficult to absorb, retain and be able to draw upon all of them when need be.

This can be solved with the successful implementation of microlearning. Mobile-based microlearning is used as a training strategy for employees to retain more information in a shorter period of time. It works by releasing short bursts of information, such as how to optimize FHIR server performance, in the form of 3-5 minute micromodules. These are presented in effective templates which are accessible to users on their own mobile devices and can be completed whenever and wherever suits them.

The beauty of microlearning for healthcare training lies in the fact that various concepts can be taught and retained by employees. This is due to its avoidance of cognitive overload by providing information through spaced repetition (SR). SR refers to the spacing of course content in scientifically-backed intervals for maximum knowledge retention.

Just-in-time training is also enabled by microlearning, meaning that, for instance, a nurse, who only has a 15 minute break between surgeries, is able to refresh her skills and competencies to boost her effectiveness on the job. This refresher has minimal interruption to her work, meaning that she is able to train herself by progressing through short modules whenever she has the chance.

How Do You Design Healthcare Training?

In order to create micromodules with the most effective content for healthcare workers, it is important to include some particular features. These include:

  • Real-life scenarios for cause and effect purposes
  • The provision of constructive and useful feedback
  • Interactivity in training modules.

The ability for employees to be able to physically perform their learning takes away the traditional ‘one size fits all’ approach which has been proven ineffective. Competency-based training, on the other hand, yields boosted employee performance and skillsets to thrive in the healthcare industry.


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Guest Author Daniel Brown

Daniel Brown is a senior technical editor and writer that has worked in the education and technology sectors for two decades. Their background experience includes curriculum development and course book creation.

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