When considering educational needs in an ASC, you may have an advantage over your hospital peers. Many ASCs have specialty-specific physicians and patient populations, whereas other ASCs will have a more diverse physician group and patients. Regardless of facility specialty, employees are likely to have multiple generational learning styles.
All surveying bodies for deemed status like to see the use of Learning Needs Assessments. A Learning Needs Assessment is a systematic approach to examining what individuals or groups need to learn, and it helps to define continuing education needs. Remember, informal learning needs assessments are acceptable, but it is still a good idea to at least have them noted in some way for future surveys and even more importantly for communication with your medical, patient care, and business office staff. https://journals.lww.com/jnsdonline/Fulltext/2016/07000/Learning_Needs_Assessment__Not_Only_for_Continuing.3.aspx.
Examples of criteria that may call for conducting a new Learning Needs Assessment include:
It may be helpful to anticipate some of the issues identified in numbers 4, 5, and 6 by monitoring
Utilize the knowledge of your business partners, healthcare industry reps, or vendors. By building a strong professional relationship with these individuals, you can avoid getting a constant sales pitch and instead develop a collaborative approach as the industry evolves. Some things to consider: