Join the Bruyère Centre for Learning, Research and Innovation (CLRI) in Long-Term Care, and its partners, for our 4th ANNUAL LONG-TERM CARE EDUCATORS’ DAY. This FREE train-the-trainer event features several hands-on workshops and presentations (described below). Discover practical tools and techniques to improve the in-service education and training sessions in your long-term care home.
This event offers FREE parking, breakfast, and lunch! Register by October 23, 2016.
PROVIDING LEADERSHIP AND MENTORING EDUCATION TO RNs AND RPNs IN LONG-TERM CARE
Both leadership and mentorship have been identified as essential tools for RNs and RPNs in long-term care (LTC) to facilitate the needs of staff, residents, and families. This session will provide educators with tips and tools on how to engage staff and inform them on how to be effective leaders in a challenging role. The focus will be on helping staff utilize their strengths to enhance their current practice and to enable them to work together to manage conflict. The concept of mentorship will be introduced to help educators connect staff with support systems within their organizations and beyond. Participants will be able to deliver two interactive strategies related to clinical leadership and mentorship in long-term care.
Facilitator: Susan Ogilvie, Nursing Professor, Algonquin College
COMPASSION IN THE FACE OF DISTRESS: HOW TO IMPROVE RELATIONSHIPS WITH FAMILIES IN 7 PRACTICAL STEPS
Staff ability to respond to the needs and concerns of family members involves a complex set of skills. This workshop breaks down how to teach staff to succeed in this process in seven easy to understand steps. Instruction will also be given to help educators facilitate exercises and experiential learning opportunities to encourage empathy, understanding, and self-regulation skills to use with themselves, their teams, residents, and families.
Facilitator: Shoshana Helfenbaum, Interprofessional Educator, Baycrest CLRI
HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY UTILIZE AND TRANSLATE ADULT LEARNING PRINCIPLES TO ENHANCE TRAINING AND SERVICE DELIVERY FOR PSWs AND INTERDISCIPLINARY TEAMS
This workshop will be based on key information from the Excellence in Resident-Centred Care Course (ERCC) developed by the Schlegel CLRI in partnership with Conestoga College. Recently re-launched, this award winning (OLTCA Innovation of the Year 2010) 12-module education program is intended for interdisciplinary team members. This concurrent session will focus on utilizing adult learning principles to further enhance training. It will provide practical techniques, tips, and resources to demonstrate how PSWs or other educators can provide training and in-service education effectively to PSWs involved in resident-centred care.
Facilitators: Kim Fitzpatrick, Manager, Schlegel CLRI & Chelsea White, Project Officer, Schlegel CLRI
TAKING ACTION FOR OPTIMAL COMMUNITY AND LONG-TERM STROKE CARE: A RESOURCE FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS (TACLS)
In 2015, 21.3% of the residents of LTC homes had a history of stroke. Stroke is the third most common diagnosis in LTC residents. This workshop will introduce participants to the new resource Taking Action for Optimal Community and Long-Term Stroke Care and will demonstrate an element of optimal stroke care and how it could be delivered in a LTC setting. Participants will have a chance to practice delivering and teaching the care element and will discuss different ways this new resource could be used to suit various training opportunities, from in-service training to one-on-one micro training sessions at the resident’s bedside.
Facilitator: Marianne Thornton, Education Coordinator, Champlain Regional Stroke Network
TEACHING WITH INFOGRAPHICS
Find out about a new trendy way to make your “knowledge nuggets” even more enticing. Experience a live demonstration of a free software called “Piktochart” and transform the way you convey key information to your staff. Leave with infographics on how to prevent pressure ulcers that you can use as a quick refresher with your staff.
Facilitator: Isabelle Bossé, Director, Learning and Development, Bruyère Continuing Care
IN-SERVICES: SHORT TIME FOR DELIVERY AND LONG LASTING IMPACT!
Have very little time for in-services?
Are you looking for educational materials to work within your time allotment? (15 minutes or less)
This session is for you!
Participants will learn about Communication at End-of-Life: Educational Resources for Teaching Personal Support Workers and Others Working in Long-Term Care, developed collaboratively by Algonquin College and the Bruyère Centre for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care. This resource contains a facilitator’s guide and four teaching modules; each module offers a wide range of content, text, PowerPoint slides, images, internet-based videos, reflective activities, handouts etc.
This session will offer an opportunity to watch five short (less than five minutes) internet based videos from this educational resource. Video topics include grief, palliative care, words that matter, empathy vs. sympathy, and being present. Reflective activities will be shared after each video. Participants will receive take-home resources and activities for five short interactive in-services that can have lasting impact on their staff.
Facilitator: Ruth Richardson, Hospice Palliative Care Nurse Educator, Algonquin College
LEARNING EMPATHY THROUGH SIMULATION FOR LONG-TERM CARE STAFF
Simulation is a learning tool which allows healthcare professionals to learn in an immersive, realistic, care environment to further develop knowledge and skills to enhance quality of care. Simulation activities can be used to cultivate empathy in staff. Empathy goes beyond sympathy, which places us at a distance and drives disconnection. Empathy requires that we internalize the feelings of another, and come from a place of compassion and authenticity and drives interpersonal connection. So how might we teach empathy for LTC staff? This workshop offers participants an opportunity to experience, for a moment, through a series of simulations some of the challenges our residents may face as a result of their health status.
Facilitator: Tracy Luciani, Arts & Welness Specialist, Bruyère Continuing Care
TIPS AND TRICKS: HOW TO USE E-LEARNING MODULES
Long-term care is confronted with a more complex aging population, as well as changes in the way we document with the new electronic health records for LTC. How can we ensure the continuity of care and better accompany our patients and colleagues?
This workshop will provide an overview of the two eLearning modules Bruyère currently has in place to accompany its staff: 1) Dementia, and 2) Good Principles in Documentation.
We will also provide you with some tips and tricks for electronic charting.
Facilitator: Marie-Pierre Dionne, Specialist in Learning and Development, Bruyère Continuing Care