opinions on in-services - page 3

What is it that people like or dislike about in-services? I frequently do the in-servicing and have been experimenting with different types of presenting styles and activities. I would appreciate... Read More

  1. by   mlolsonny
    Doesn't anyone else have healthcareacademy.com? We do almost all of ours online at our convenience...
  2. by   VivaLasViejas
    Quote from mlolsonny
    Doesn't anyone else have healthcareacademy.com? We do almost all of ours online at our convenience...
    Never heard of it........it sounds wonderful, though! I'd do almost anything to never have to sit/snooze through another Power Point presentation

    What I utterly fail to understand is the reasoning behind making a meeting 'mandatory' and then not providing coverage on the floor so we can attend the damned thing :angryfire That makes no sense whatsoever.......of course, if you don't show up, management makes note of it and it comes up at your evaluation What is a nurse supposed to do, leave their patients to fend for themselves while they go sit in an hour-long meeting two floors up?? Yeah, right.........
  3. by   hypnotic_nurse
    Make sure there are plenty of pens & paper. If you have refreshments, make at least some of them healthy (most of us don't need more donuts!). Keep it less than 30 minutes, with the preference being 15-20. Keep handouts short, 1 sheet if possible, covering only the essential points.
  4. by   Antikigirl
    OH goody...guess what message in bright red paper I saw posted all over the place for PAYDAY..yep you guessed it...mandatory inservice one treating the geriatric patient...Okay not like I can't teach that by now..and I have to go too!!!!!! UHGG!

    THEN the nurses have to stay over and take a CPR class...HELLO I am ACLS certified, why do I have to do this ON MY DAY OFF! They said they didn't care, they want their nurses certified in CPR (not even healthcare provider!) yearly..CHAPS MY HIDE...two inservices in one day on my day off?!?!?! Heck..think I am comming down with the flu that day..LOL (just kidding..I can't do that, would feel to guilty and goes against my work ethics big time!).
  5. by   boulergirl
    We had TWO mandatory meetings this week (and of course, my car was in the SHOP, so I had to get a ride both times). One meeting was for the staff and one was for the med techs. Let's just say we've had some serious issues pop up at work, and are facing a possible lawsuit. I also got a stack of write-ups after the meeting. (I've been there over four years and until now, had only one write-up in all that time.) This has NOT been a fun week, as you've probably gathered.
    I'm looking at changing jobs, and likely careers, at this point. The events of this week have taught me that I'm probably not cut out for the nursing field.
  6. by   GLORIAmunchkin72
    Quote from zuchRN
    What is it that people like or dislike about in-services? I frequently do the in-servicing and have been experimenting with different types of presenting styles and activities. I would appreciate any good suggestions on things that really capture your attention or tune you out. Not having in-services is obviously not an optiojn. Just looking to make them wothwhile for everyone involved.
    We once had this long inservice where we had to read long paragraphs and answer numerous questions that had to match with the details in the story. One of the questions was something like: If a resident walked the length of the hallway to the dining room every meal and on a particular day only walked to 2 meals then how many feet would you put down as distance walked.

    There were several questions. They weren't really very hard but the people were tired, didn't want to go to the inservice and just wanted to go home. One brand new CNA got overwhelmed and gave it up. She thought it would be like that all of the time.
    Make it short. Make it simple. Make it fun.

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