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Woman's Hospital of Baton Rouge

IMPACT:

Woman's Hospital now uses OneSource available through its HealthStream Learning Center to connect its staff with essential product training as well as complimentary continuing education (CE). It now has the following:

  • Complimentary, high-quality CE
  • Essential training on key equipment
  • Reduced training costs and time
  • Consistent training regardless of training location or timing
  • Training regardless of training location or timing
  • Automated compliance tracking
  • Automatic feedback for continuous improvement

THE CHALLENGE:

Woman's Hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is a 225-bed, private, not-for-profit organization and one of the largest women’s specialty hospitals in the United States. It is recognized throughout the country for its innovative programs for women and their families, and it works to use resources as effectively as possible as it provides specialized care for women of all ages. It needed a cost-effective way to provide essential product training to new staff, as well as to provide its nurses with ongoing high-quality continuing education.

SOLUTION:

Woman's Hospital now uses OneSource available through its HealthStream Learning Center to connect its staff with essential product training as well as complimentary continuing education (CE). OneSource has a combination of online courseware, resources, testing, evaluation, distribution and reporting tools that enable it to deliver product training as well as provide high-quality continuing education courses to its staff. One benefit that Women’s Hospital liked a lot was the ability to provide detailed report on course utilization and evaluation by course, facility, and job role. Woman's Hospital chose to make the Essentials of IV Therapy modules available to staff through OneSource and actually incorporated those courses into its nursing orientation program. It uses the product courses from Baxter on their infusion pumps as an essential training resources for new staff and for those who miss the initial in-service training.

The courses in HealthStream's OneSource are awesome. We do utilize some of the CE credit, but our main purpose is to teach our staff, which ultimately benefits our patients.

 

RESULTS:

Woman's Hospital reduced both its training time and travel expense. It is also able to ensure that its staff continues to receive consistent training, regardless of when and where the training is received. Increased contract compliance through consistent and always-available training means Women’s Hospital meets Joint Commission requirements effectively. It benefits from receiving automatic feedback, which gives the hospital guidance for the continuous improvement that is part of its mission.


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