Ambulatory Care Services
In an effort to fortify
the existing preceptor-training program and introduce content to
address ongoing preceptor development, the Center for Education and
Best Practice and the Ambulatory Care Performance Improvement (PI)and
Staff Development Department joined forces to revise the program's
content and format.
The combined effort was
the result of months of hard work from Linda Randazzo, R.N., manager,
Ambulatory Care PI and Staff Development; outpatient education
specialists Susan Hamner, R.N., and Janice Hazy, R.N.; as well as
clinical nurse educators Weatherly Brice, R.N., Kris Douglass, R.N.,
Melissa Dunkerley, R.N.; and Lisa Langdale, R.N., manager of the Center
for Education and Best Practice.
education specialists received their own You Rock award. Normally,
these specialists are the ones who award the You Rock to individuals or
groups who excel in outstanding performance. You Rock awards were
presented by Linda Randazzo, (second from right) manager, Ambulatory
Care PI and Staff Development, to registered nurses Kris Douglass (from
left), Lisa Langdale, Melissa Dunkerley, Susan Hamner, and Janice Hazy.
After much planning and
deliberation, the new preceptor-training program titled "Mosby's
Preceptor Program" was rolled out to the first group on June 2. In
attendance were 19 nurses (many of them already preceptors), from
various clinical areas, such as Emergency Medicine, Intensive Care,
Medical-Surgical units and the Institute of Psychiatry.
The new format consists of
a blended learning experience combining online learning (Mosby's
Preceptor Course), preceptor assignments and a four hour interactive
workshop. The program was well received by those who participated in
the training. While the live session is currently geared toward nurses,
the online learning component is available to all disciplines upon
If interested in the new
Mosby's Preceptor Course, contact your supervisor to gain access to the
online lessons in CATTS. This program will be offered regularly
throughout the year with the next classroom session scheduled for Aug.