#1 of RROHC® 10 Best Practices: Assignments

Fall is here and it’s time to get back to the basics! As you put your children on the school bus or buy new Avengers backpacks for your kids and grandkids, it’s clearly time to review the fundamentals, just as the next generations of healthcare leaders will do as they return to school.

As our RROHC team travels all across the nation and assists hospitals and other healthcare facilities to improve the patient experience and to streamline their processes for better use of resources, we often discover that fundamentals are missing.

One of these fundamentals…Assignments…is the first step of the RROHC Bundle of 10 Best Practices.

Who teaches charge RNs to make assignments that work effectively to match the patient’s/family’s 4 Ps (Purpose, Picture, Plan, and Part) with the competencies and skills of the caregivers? Many RNs tell us they aren’t sure about how best to link the RNs and assistive personnel seamlessly, with clarity of accountability and reporting relationships. Charge RNs tell us they learned this skill by experiment and error, often trial by fire as their unit colleagues complained about acuity and numbers.

We invite you to watch Ruth Hansten’s video commentary on issues surrounding making assignments.

Within the next few weeks, we will begin accepting registrations for the RROHC Professional Practice Specialists Course that begins in January 2013.

This enhanced course will offer customized, online training at its best, with access to live coaching by Ruth Hansten.

Highlights of the five-month instructor-guided self-study include:

  • Each student receives a portfolio, worksheets, tools and assignments. Two textbooks are required, and access to a computer and specified online sites is needed.
  • Each participant will have access to video coaching and live group coaching via pre-scheduled conference calls spaced periodically to enable access to all shifts.
  • Four hours of Nursing credit is granted from Olympic College (additional registration fees apply).
  • Your organization’s coordinator assists with discussions or group work internally.
  • Each participant completes an individual or group critical thinking project.

Registration will be open within the next few weeks.


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