Jen Stayt, Central Institute of Technology - An Education Program to Up-Skill Existing Health Care Workers to AINs in WA
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Jen Stayt, AIN Co-ordinator and Nurse Lecturer, Central Institute of Technology delivered the presentation at the 2014 Assistants in Nursing Conference. ...

Jen Stayt, AIN Co-ordinator and Nurse Lecturer, Central Institute of Technology delivered the presentation at the 2014 Assistants in Nursing Conference.

The 2014 Assistants in Nursing Conference focused on strategic nursing workforce planning and development of a suitable model of care for the AIN role, looking at a variety of implementation approaches from pilot sites and services who have established the role; addressing challenges around appropriate training, mentorship, scope of practice and role evaluation.

For more information about the event, please visit: http://bit.ly/asstnursing14

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Jen Stayt, Central Institute of Technology - An Education Program to Up-Skill Existing Health Care Workers to AINs in WA Jen Stayt, Central Institute of Technology - An Education Program to Up-Skill Existing Health Care Workers to AINs in WA Presentation Transcript

  • WA International Training Provider of the Year 2013 An education program to up-skill existing health care workers to AINs in WA • Up-skilling an existing workforce to AINs to meet a change in industry requirements • Collaboration between industry and RTO to facilitate an education program for existing staff • Developing an RPL and gap training process to deliver and assess the qualification Cert III Health Services Assistance (Acute Care) • Redeployment and utilisation of newly trained AINs
  • WA International Training Provider of the Year 2013 WA demographics – Australian Bureau of Statistics • WA population December 2013 – 2.55 million • WA fastest growth rate of all states and territories – 2.9% • Perth population June 2013 – 1.97 million • Perth population expected to double in next 30 years en.wikipedia.org
  • WA International Training Provider of the Year 2013 Fiona Stanley Hospital • More than 780 beds, including 140-bed state rehabilitation service • 16 operating theatres • Two maternity wards, plus paediatrics • Large specialist units for intensive care, mental health and coronary care • A new state burns service • The biggest emergency department in WA • Will be opened progressively in a four-phased sequence http://www.fsh.health.wa.gov.au
  • WA International Training Provider of the Year 2013 Some changes in health care in WA • Royal Perth Hospital – currently 855 beds. Will have focus on emergency medicine and trauma, and elective surgery • QEII Medical Centre – includes Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (over 600 beds), new children’s hospital to be opened late 2015 • Fremantle Hospital – currently 450 beds, will be 300 bed specialist facility and elective surgery • RPH Shenton Park campus and Kaleeya Hospital closing 2014 • Swan Districts Hospital – currently 193 beds, will be replaced by Midland Health Campus, over 300 beds • Opening of Fiona Stanley Hospital http://getthebiggerpicture.health.wa.gov.au/Perth-Central
  • South Metropolitan Health Service • Catchment area stretching from Perth CBD south to Mandurah and east to the communities of Pinjarra and Armadale • Population of almost 840,000 - projected more than 1 million by 2020 • Fiona Stanley Hospital: •  AINs – employed by WA Health as part of the nursing team •  Support services, including cleaning, patient catering, sterilisation, human resources – employed by Serco WA International Training Provider of the Year 2013 http://www.southmetropolitan.health.wa.gov.au
  • About Central • Central trains more than 29,000 students annually, including 1300 international students. • Central offers around 400 nationally accredited training courses across a wide variety of training areas • Central's five campuses are located in the hub of Perth's cultural and business districts WA International Training Provider of the Year 2013 www.central.wa.edu.au
  • Collaboration between industry and RTO to facilitate an education program for existing staff • July 2013 – business case submitted by SMHS •  Training costs •  Study leave and backfill of positions • Employment of Project Co-ordinator • October 2013 – EOI advertised, 375 people responded • 130 participants selected for first ‘fast track’ groups •  Permanent FT or PT •  Impacted – RPH, Fremantle, Kaleeya •  Patient contact in current role • November 2013 – literacy assessment (various sites), enrolment, previous qualifications
  • Collaboration between industry and RTO to facilitate an education program for existing staff • December 2013 – second priority group, 43 participants - Armadale, Swan Districts, Rockingham, Northam • January 2014 – First aid training commenced • February – July 2014 – 132 participants completed - Acknowledgement Ceremony at FSH • April 2014 – EOI re-advertised, 75 responses • September 2014 – program anticipated to conclude
  • Certificate III Health Services Assistance (Acute Care) HLTWHS200A Participate in WHS processes HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures HLTAP301B Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context BSBMED301B Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately BSBFLM303C Contribute to effective workplace relations HLTHIR301C Communicate and work effectively in health HLTCSD305D Assist with client movement HLTCSD201D Maintain high standard of client service HLTCSD208D Transport clients HLTCSD306D Respond effectively to behaviours of concern HLTCSD304D Prepare and maintain beds HLTAIN302C Provide support in an acute care environment HLTCSD304D Support the care of clients HLTAIN301C Assist nursing team in an acute care environment HLTFA311A Apply first aid WA International Training Provider of the Year 2013
  • Certificate III Health Services Assistance (Acute Care) •  Pathway •  Traineeship and RPL •  Duties and competencies •  Course adapted for SMHS cohort •  RPL •  Gap training and assessment WA International Training Provider of the Year 2013
  • RPL book • Covered •  Workplace health and safety, including emergency responses •  Manual handling and transporting clients •  Managing difficult and challenging behaviours •  Preparing and maintaining beds •  Workplace communications and relations • Based on Workplace Journal • Skills sign offs • Third party reports • Short answer written responses
  • Gap training • Twelve paid study days •  First aid •  Role of the AIN in WA public health •  Infection control •  Anatomy and physiology •  Medical terminology •  Equipment requirements in acute care •  Legislation •  Acute care skills
  • Classroom activities • Short powerpoint presentations • DVDs • Group work and presentation • Discussion • Activities • Quizzes
  • Skills • Infection control • Personal care • Simple dressings • Vital signs • BGLs • Urinalysis • Specimen collection • Computer skills
  • Assessment • Skills sign offs in lab • Scenario-based assessments with verbal questions • Short-answer, labelling diagrams worksheets • In-class activities • Wordbank – written and pronunciation
  • Positive feedback • Active and enthusiastic participation • New challenges welcomed • Recognition of knowledge and skills appreciated • Empowerment and pride evident • Attendance rates • Good/excellent formal feedback • I decided on day one it’s not for me, I’m so glad I finished • I can google now!
  • Suggested improvements • Making the gap training longer, particularly with regard to skills • Printed powerpoint handouts • Clinical placement
  • Pathway into nursing • Direct entry into Diploma of Enrolled Nursing at Central, after successful completion of literacy and numeracy test • Possible portfolio entry into Batchelor of Nursing
  • Redeployment and utilisation of newly trained AINs • AIN positions advertised at Fiona Stanley Hospital • Training and support http://www.fsh.health.wa.gov.au
  • The future? • How many participants will become successful AINs • Nurse/AIN ratio • EN/RN • Non-patient contact staff
  • In closing  Up-skilling an existing workforce to AINs to meet a change in industry requirements  Collaboration between industry and RTO to facilitate an education program for existing staff  Developing an RPL and gap training process to deliver and assess the qualification Cert III Health Services Assistance (Acute Care)  Redeployment and utilisation of newly trained AINs   AIN Team jennifer.stayt@central.wa.edu.au Louise Maton Jen Stayt Elaine Lamond Donna Chapman Natalie Smith