The Importance of Training and Development in Health Care
The health care industry is as diverse as the persons it serves. Constant change in medicines, procedures and mandates cause the need for higher education and continual training. Education and training provide the foundation for a knowledgeable staff. The expectation of life-long change within the health system develops a staff ready for change culminating in adaptation of diverse situations with each individual patient need. The health organization that incorporates teaching among staff shows investment in the survival of the facility. The organization will be proficient in “systematic problem solving, experimentation with new approaches, learning from…experiences…, and transferring knowledge quickly and efficiently throughout the organization.” (Gumas, Borkowski, Deckard, & Martel p44, 2011). Creative thinking is necessary to implement directional plans for further education and training to match the organizational vision. The emergency department may experience the most diverse events. Reaction from staff must be prompt and with continuity of the team. The ER staffs have the necessary certificates to obtain employment. Management creates teams who connect with each other. Due to the extreme risk of the ER department, “…teamwork is a critical component of a safe health care system.” (Weaver, Salas, Lyons, Lazzara, Rosen, Diaz, Granados, Grim, Augenstein, Birnbach, & King p369, 2010). Excess errors in immediate treatment, for example trauma, will destroy the trust in the community. Avoidance of persons needing treatment will bring financial disaster to the entire facility. Litigation will increase bringing the facility to bankruptcy. The strategy for effective training for the ER department (but can be used universally) includes the establishment of reliability in the team to reduce...