High-quality training is essential for every level of your healthcare organisation, from healthcare providers and assistants to managers and directors. A strong online learning solution is a great way to ensure everyone understands their own roles and how they relate to other roles. This helps to give staffers the necessary knowledge, skills and confidence, which can be the difference between life and death for patients and clients and improve every aspect of your organisation, from admin and customer satisfaction to employee retention. A scoping review found that e-learning in the healthcare field can enhance an education experience, support development, ease time constraints, overcome geographic limitations and can offer greater flexibility.
Professionals in healthcare, more than any other industry, need to be fully trained and engage in ongoing continuing professional development. After all, healthcare professionals are responsible for our health and wellbeing, and arguably, what stands between life and death.
It's not just about compliance
As a sometime patient attending a range of medical clinics over recent years, the experience of walking into a clinic that clearly has everything under control has the most wonderful, calming effect. Unfortunately, not all medical clinics can claim that accolade. For those clinics that have let standards slip, the patient experience can be quite simply excruciating. And the difference between these two extremes may be down to simple, easily applied processes.
Mental Health can be a sensitive topic of discussion and is surrounded by stigma, despite the fact that nearly half of New Zealanders will meet the criteria for a diagnosis of mental illness at some stage during their lives.
At Intuto we are lucky to be able to work with some wonderful companies that are doing amazing things. One of the companies we work with in the health space is Provention. Provention are doing all they can to minimise the impact of injuries caused by incorrect movement techniques. We know that these sorts of injuries can have long lasting health impacts on individuals, their families and the communities they live in so must be taken incredibly seriously.
Last month, there was a massive mix-up in six major South Australian hospitals when an unknown number of patients were accidentally given up to ten times the recommended dose of Covid vaccine. The South Australian Health Chief blamed the bungle on a glitch that entered their prescribing software during routine upgrades. The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation state secretary agreed, adding that nurses cannot be expected to double- and triple-check every single dose against a manual or with a doctor because of the associated time and workload increase. Whatever the reasons for the medication mix-up were, the obvious fact remains that patients expected to receive accurate, trustworthy care at their local healthcare facility and did not get it.
Industries across the board are making the jump from traditional training methods such as face-to-face sessions and in-house training PDFs to online training solutions with Intuto. The post-pandemic world we live in has cemented distance communication in everyday life for many of us, and online training is another logical extension of the work-from-home movement. It is an effective and convenient way to make your content accessible, interesting, and easy to update.