The Ontario CLRI hosted its second annual Educators’ Day, Education Delivery and Evaluation: Tips, Techniques and Tools for Long Term Care (LTC), on November 22, 2013 at the Saint-Louis Residence. Over 60 individuals involved in education within LTC homes attended this interactive event to acquire useful tips, tools and techniques, which can be implemented within their respective LTC homes.
Two presentations provided mutual learning on topics that touch all LTC homes. Doug Archibald, University of Ottawa and Bruyère Research Institute, delivered Measuring Success: An Evaluation Framework for Learning, and provided tips and resources for evaluating education initiatives. Nancy Cooper, Ontario Long Term Care Association, and Debbie Humphreys, Ontario Association of Non-Profit Homes and Services for Seniors, did a joint presentation on the LTC Task Force on Resident Care and Safety to discuss the progress of the task force’s activities, and engage the audience in a discussion on next steps and opportunities.
In addition, five workshops provided interactive and experiential learning on education delivery:
“What Do I Say to the Dying Resident and Family? Reflection that Leads to Best Practice at the Bedside” (Ruth Richardson, Algonquin College)
“Simulating Care Practices: The Case of Lifts and Transfers “ (Krisstina Davies, Algonquin College)
“Ups and Downs of eLearning in Healthcare: Lessons from the Field” (Isabelle Bossé, Bruyère Continuing Care)
“Stepping into the Shoes of a Resident Living with Dementia: Using Simulation as a Teaching Tool” (Bonnie Daros and Kelly Davies, Royal Ottawa)
“Clinical Nursing Leadership in LTC: Developing an Educational Model” (Valerie Fiset, Algonquin College)
Thank you to all of the LTC educators who participated in this event for providing inspiration and sharing their knowledge and passion. The Ontario CLRI is committed to supporting LTC educators through these annual events, as well as through the development of educational resources that will be made available on a web-based repository (e.g., toolkits, e-modules, education materials, etc.) and an online community of practice.