mandatory annual inservice

  1. 0
    what are people doing or getting for annual mandatory inservice training. Everything I look for is the usual, osha, latex allergy, domestic violance, back injury, ethics. this covers a morning but I need to teach something in the afternoon and was wondering what else was needed. I teach for a small rural hospital and we all do every kind of nursing. that means a nurse could be in the ED for 4 hours and then on MS for 8 to include Same day surgery or outpatient IV. Any suggestions for generalized annual training?
  2. Get our hottest nursing topics delivered to your inbox.

  3. 4,252 Visits
    Find Similar Topics
  4. 5 Comments so far...

  5. 0
    How about inservicing the staff over use of monitors, defibrillators, or code carts? You could also inservice them on crisis intervention. Maybe for the floor staff, inservice them as to what to do when you have a code.

    Just some suggestions,
    Pam
  6. 0
    What are the big "quality assurance" or "performance improvement" issues in your hospital? ..... patient safety? privacy? etc. Linking your program to the hospital's official self-monitoring and improvement mechanisms would look good for JCAHO.

    llg
  7. 0
    Standard JCAHO requirements:

    -- Workplace Safety and Security (JCAHO was big on this at our
    last survey, even asked an ER clerk, "What would you do if a
    man with a gun walked in the door?"

    -- Ergonomics

    -- Age Specific Skills -- good luck finding info for non clinical staff

    -- Infection Control

    We also do a yearly inservice on harassment with an emphasis on sexual harassment and HIPAA.
  8. 0
    Originally posted by ackrn
    what are people doing or getting for annual mandatory inservice training. Everything I look for is the usual, osha, latex allergy, domestic violance, back injury, ethics. this covers a morning but I need to teach something in the afternoon and was wondering what else was needed. I teach for a small rural hospital and we all do every kind of nursing. that means a nurse could be in the ED for 4 hours and then on MS for 8 to include Same day surgery or outpatient IV. Any suggestions for generalized annual training?
    How about annual training on some skills that you may not use very often in a small rural hospital, line Central Venous Access Devices or A-Lines? I have in services that I developed for both of those topics and I would be happy to share them with you, if you are interested. You can contact me via PM here with your email and I'll send them your way. Rhythm interprtation is another good thing to brush up on yearly as well. Just a couple of suggestions from my small corner.
  9. 0
    Our "general session" annual inservice included: sedating medications/side effects/half lives/discharge criteria after use during procedures (this involves all floors because meds like versed, ativan, ms, fentanyl, propofol can be given during a procedure then pt transferred to floor...plus duration of action is good to know when getting patient back from PACU), things like ms/dilaudid/fentanyl are used in epidurals and on floors...one session on pain management, one session on PICC/Central line flushing policy and procedure, one session on phlebitis (hospital iv policy, s/s of phlebitis, stages of phlebitis), final session was on all of the "codes" what the colors mean, review of the crash cart, and roles during various code situations...I'm sure there was talk on patient satisfaction somewhere in there also...

    Our critical care annual review includes:
    autotransfusion, level 1, train of four, biphasic defibrillator use, safe set, accudynamic, swans, tv pacemakers, and probably a few others, we are trying to put together a open heart crash cart video in time also bu I don't know if it will be ready yet.


Top