Even before the pandemic started, employee turnover was a fact of life at hospitals and healthcare facilities. COVID-19 has, of course, exacerbated the problem to a degree not seen in over 100 years.
Increased employee turnover means increased training and onboarding, and many hospital HR departments across the country are wondering if it’s ever going to end.
Given the fact that training is such an important part of hospital operations, it stands to reason that there should be a formal policy for managing it. Most healthcare facilities are obliged to train newcomers by temporarily assigning seasoned veterans to instruct them for a period of time. This means that in addition to COVID fatigue, we are also seeing training fatigue.
But there’s a better way to accomplish training – through the DinamicOR Workflow Management App.
Let automation work for you
It has been shown that automation can be far more efficient than using manual processes, and training hospital staffers is in that same category. Why should you take your veteran employees away from their duties to train newcomers, when there is an automated way to accomplish the same thing?
The DinamicOR Workflow Management App can be used to store step-by-step procedures for your operating room processes. That means newcomers can review these stored procedures as often as needed to gain a full understanding of what’s involved. Incoming personnel can learn at their own pace, without disturbing normal daily assignments for your more experienced workers.
Even the less frequently performed surgical procedures can be stored on the App, so that new employees can learn all about them as well.
Relieving the burden of training
The COVID-19 pandemic has been in full swing for nearly two years now, and it’s no exaggeration to say that it has had a devastating effect on hospital personnel. In the midst of all the extra work and dedication, adding on the requirements of training newcomers can really stretch your OR staff to the limit.
We believe a far better approach to training and onboarding OR staff is to simply load in all appropriate procedures and policies to the DinamicOR+ Workflow Management App, and let them take it from there.
To learn more, we invite you to reach out for a free demonstration. Our team is ready to help.