Education and assessment can be fun and engaging, especially when there is an enthusiasm for learning, and at EHS we are proud of our staff who made this possible!
With games, photo booth, superheroes characters, Halloween decor, flu shots, prizes and snacks, the Education Department at EHS held its Superhero Skills Fair at TEH, CEH and Deerbrook from October 18 to November 8. The Skills Fair was a great success. Approximately 220 nurses and clinical staff from across our facilities were able to update their knowledge, skills and abilities in the clinical practice while putting their competency at test. Our clinical staff interacted with 25 Halloween-theme educational stations in a fun, didactic and engaging way.
Skills fairs are intended to keep clinical staff abreast of industry changes and evaluate their competency in performing tasks. At the Annual Superhero Skills Fair, 25 educational stations with 25 boards and 28 exams were established on relevant clinical topics including COVID-19, biomedical, diabetes, sepsis, hypoglycemia, infection control among others. After reviewing the educational stations, participants completed a test to validate competency. This year we added the “Employees Annual Health Questionnaire “ in which we offered mask fit tests, general health assessment and flu vaccines being able to reach more people in a shorter amount of time.
Special thanks to our Director of Education Jacqueline Malone; Educational Services Coordinator Ronna Baker and Cassie Kavanaugh, Chief Nursing Officer, for making this event so educational and fun. Big thanks to all our enthusiastic staff who participated in the Superhero Skills Fair. A way to go!