Which learning objectives and/or what content do you think are absolutely essential?
The three Objectives each had their own strengths. I enjoyed both 2 and 3 equally.
What is missing? What do you think should be included that you did not see covered?
Alternate ways to present information in a variety of easy access formats:
Huddles – utilize a few minutes to reflect on what we learn. Huddles are used in the hospital setting as a collaborative form of communication with staff. They occur daily and thus the subject matter could be brought to huddle each day with a specific focus for reflection of the staff.
IAT – thumbprint of our brain (Bit.ly/TtkoCz) – how do we keep the staff AWARE and how much reflects societal bias?
Active mental awareness each morning – practice with images
Vignettes – 5 to 10-minute learning experiences – example: YouTube – https://youtu.be/1Evwgu369Jw
Live recordings: Blindspot: Hidden Bises of Good People – https://www.wbur.org/radioboston/2013/02/18/blindspot-hidden-biases
Riddles: A man and his son are in a terrible accident and are rushed to the hospital in critical care. The doctor looks at the boy and exclaims “I can’t operate on this boy, he’s my son!” How could this be? Be careful with male gender pronouns – teaching staff that little things can trigger our “blind spots” in our brains. This is how we verify indirect biases and a way to help staff observe their own recognition of their biases.
What do you think should be handled differently or changed?
I am unsure how Diversity Science will be teaching the content. If the content is presented without a webinar for clarity and just read the content it is too overwhelming as the nursing staff will have to find the time to read the content.
Recently I worked with CMQCC and HMA on the Mother Baby Substance Exposure Initiative.
Multiple hospitals utilizing a “LIVING document” with best practices (nastoolkit.org).
The complexity for many hospitals was the amount of education they would need to provide.
Remember, hospital staff are caring for their patients and families/friends and thus they have time limits to learning.
In fact, each hospital’s approach on how they were presenting the information to their staff was diverse.
One Director, brilliant woman, simply stated she was attempting on providing 10-minute vignettes so they can take the information to their staff each day.
The staff did not feel overwhelmed with the content as it brought them together to discuss how they envisioned change in their practice.
She was able to engage them with the content they had learned from the “main lesson plan” through these unique vignettes.
What other suggestions or ideas do you have?
Follow up with Zoom to collaborate with hospital Perinatal Leaders on how they are utilizing your platform. SHARE what works:
Provide multiple ways for the staff to assimilate the information.
Break the data down on what specifically you want the hospital to strive for.
Providing the hospital with best practices, vignettes and how to utilize the information is vital.