If you do your own in-person aide training, you know the frustration of wasted time and money spent planning – and staffing – a 75-hour aide training class only to have your trainees (or trainer) miss all or part of the sessions.
Missed sessions lead to more planning and schedule juggling, staff back-filling, and one-off training sessions to get in the required hours off training.
Scheduling conflicts, back-filling visits to free up your RN for training, rearranging the office to make classroom space, and the inevitable hand-holding some trainees need, all add to the frustration of in-person home health aide training.
Think about how much you’re spending on your RN’s wages to teach just one aide training class. 75-hours in RN wages for non-billable work isn’t easy on the bottom line! If you’re like most agencies, the RN you use for aide training is a field RN paid to perform billable visits for you.
How much does back-filling those visits cost your agency? How about hidden cost; Is inconsistent staffing costing your agency clients and referrals? If your RN is only teaching one or two aides in each class, your return on that training investment is very low (we did the math, at the average RN wage, you need a class size of at least ten trainees to justify the costs).
And, even after spending all of that money, those trainees may not turn out to be the safe, compassionate, caregivers you hoped they would become. When that happens, you’re left with the daunting task of gathering up another class of hopefuls and throwing more cash out of the window.
As nurses, training is a part of their nature. They do it every day for their clients. But, being a nurse educator and holding classroom sessions isn’t the same as training a client or client’s family.
Most staff RNs fall somewhere on the spectrum from disliking the task of staff training to downright hating it. Often, this leads to classroom training that is relegated to not much more than a RN presenting PowerPoint slides or sitting through a pre-recorded video lecture with your trainees. I bet you can remember a time when you sat through a boring mandatory training. Why put your aid trainees in that situation – or, for that matter, your RNs?
We have the solution to free your RNs from an unwanted task while elevating your trainees’ classroom experience.
Our training program is built on the backbone of a peer reviewed, RN developed, textbook from Hartman Publishers that is currently in its 6th edition. The textbook was converted to an web-based course by our founder; a RN who loves teaching and holds a Masters’ Degree in Nursing Education.
Our program offers engaging content designed to be accessible and fun while promoting higher retention and improved real-world application by the learner.
Trainees who successfully complete our online classroom sessions are eligible to complete the CMS mandated 16 hours of skills training online, too! Ask your account manager for details.
This is an excellent option for agencies who have been precluded from providing aide training or don’t have the space to house their own skills lab.
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