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Friday, 11 June 2021

Download my interactive lesson template for blended learning in a flipped classroom of Medical Office Assistants from OER Commons.

Prescription Drugs Training for the Medical Office Assistant by Theresa McCuaig is licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0

Only non-commercial use of this interactive lesson is permitted. Reusers must give credit to its creator, Theresa McCuaig. You can distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format, for noncommercial purposes only. Enjoy!

Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Electrocardiography training for foreign-trained medical staff. Senior technician Neil teaches his junior technician how to calculate a patient's heart rate by counting large squares between the R waves on the ECG.

Friday, 9 October 2020

Video 1 of 5 teaches ESL hospital trainers (preceptors) how to design courses using ADDIE, the same effective method used by the U.S. military since 1975. This first video covers Stage 1, the Analysis, in five minutes.

Discussion Questions: ◦ How much does this problem cost us? ◦ Is it worth creating training to fix it?

Generally, one hour of in-person training will cost about $700 to design, whereas one hour of computer-based training will cost about $100 to design. Aim to get at least a 3:1 return on your investment. If the problem costs less than three times the designer’s costs, then it might not be worth creating the training. Exceptions are training that must be done to:

◦ help pass hospital accreditation, or ◦ comply with new laws, or ◦ comply with a court order, or ◦ improve public relations

Hospitals are under stress because of the pandemic, so the time for training is very limited now. Ask stakeholders if an alternative to face-to-face training might be sufficient, such as a job aid poster, or a 10-minute demonstration by an expert online. Would a 30-minute computer-based refresher course, followed by a quiz, be good enough under the circumstances?

Friday, 18 October 2019

Friday, 28 June 2019

Moodle 3.7 Venipuncture shell course

July 26 Update: This course will be available for download only until September 2019, when will sunset, and the new social media platform for educators, MoodleNet, will open. Free to adapt for your own students under the Creative Commons license 4.0 International Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)