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The purpose of the CHS Preceptorship Program is to expand the knowledge base for existing practitioners and/or increase exposure to the bleeding disorder treatment centre (HTC) and the various disciplines as a possible career choice.
Allied healthcare providers currently working in HTCs have relatively few opportunities to develop their knowledge and skills as they are often the only people in their institutions working in the inherited bleeding disorder field. Training with experienced colleagues in other centres would be very beneficial. In addition, HTCs have limited visibility within their institutions. Exposure among students in nursing, physiotherapy and social work could attract high-quality candidates to replace those who retire or switch to a different field.
The individual(s) who are selected to participate in this program will spend two weeks within a large or two smaller bleeding disorder treatment centres in Europe, the United States or Canada.
A prequestionnaire surrounding knowledge, expectations, and general learning will be completed by both preceptor and preceptee. Upon concluding the preceptorship a questionnaire will also be administered to both.
Each participant will also compile a three-to-five page review of their experiences which will be shared with the host site. This review will include:
- SWOT analysis (strength, weakness, opportunities, and threats)
- The clinic’s breakdown of staffing and possible additions
- The nature of administration within the clinic
- Patient support programs (if not offered, how can this be addressed?)
- Outreach clinics, staff education, and the documentation system (electronic/paper)
Upon completing the preceptorship, a PowerPoint presentation will be produced by the preceptor for a webinar for all HTC staff (but more specifically for allied health clinicians). An attempt will be made to have a face-to-face venue in order to disseminate information including a question/answer period (CHS AGM).