We quickly saw positive results from our preceptor program with nursing staff describing situations in which they had already implemented new assessment techniques and practical skills. Durga from the Post-operative ward had to participate in a cardiac arrest situation and described feeling ‘much more confident’ and in control of the situation. She even told medical staff that the compression ration had changed during the Basic Life Support situation! Its great to already see the effects of our actions – it inspires us to provide more continued support!
After realising the need for Basic Life Support Training, we decided to run hospital wide training. Over 110 staff from BPKMCH including nurses and doctors came to three sessions. This was a great achievement and whilst we didn’t get to train all hospital staff, we definitely made a good start! It was obvious that the staff at BPKMCH wanted and needed the education – they just previously had no way of accessing it.
It is exciting to already see some changes in the workplace and to see the nurses feeling more confident. We know however that change takes time and there is still a lot of work to do in the upcoming trips and we need many more passionate volunteers to make it happen.
Our plans for March are already solid and we hope to return to BPKMCH to provide more advanced education and to give the continued support these nurses need! In March we will introduce Oncology Specific Skills Training, Advanced Specialty Skills and we aim to complete our hospital wide BLS training.
Thank you to everyone who has made Nurse Teach Reach a success. To every donor, sponsor and individual who has helped - we couldn't have done it without you!
Congratulations to all of the new Nurse Teach Reach Preceptors at BPKMCH!