ERIC Number: ED136049
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Aug
Development of Model Systematic Trilateral Approach to Provide Continuing Education for Nursing Home and Small Hospital Personnel. Final Report.
Schrader, Marvin A.; And Others
The project was designed to determine the feasibility of having a vocational technical adult education (VTAE) district provide continuing education inservice training for health care facilities using videotape equipment so that employees could gain knowledge and skills without leaving the facility or having to involve time outside the normal working hours. The project was conducted using staff members from the Lakeshore Technical Institute (Wisconsin) to provide instruction, and the employees of the Sheboygan County Comprehensive Health Center (Wisconsin) as recipients of the instruction. Ten hours of continuing education inservice training were provided for each employee in five 2-hour modules. A total of 13 modules was produced--one common module in communications in addition to four modules in each of the areas of dietary, housekeeping-janitorial, and nursing care services. The project staff concluded that this type of continuing education inservice utilizing the videotape is viable and should therefore be recommended to other nursing homes and small hospitals. This report provides a full description of the project which covers evaluation, limitations, future plans, and recommendations. The appendixes cover the majority of the document and include the video orientation script, list of topics for nursing homes, study guide used in the inservice program, TV instructor preproduction considerations, a newspaper article, employees enrolled, guidelines for operating inservice continuous education programs, conference reports, and correspondence. (HD)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Custodian Training, Dietetics, Health Facilities, Health Personnel, Hospitals, Individual Instruction, Inservice Education, Learning Modules, Models, Nonprofessional Personnel, Nursing Homes, Practical Nursing, Program Development, Service Workers, Video Equipment, Videotape Cassettes, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education, Madison.
Authoring Institution: Lakeshore Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education District, Cleveland, WI.