Each year our care providers get together to participate in an annual skills fair. At this skills fair the care providers get the opportunity to refresh their minds on skills they do not get to regularly perform, and ask questions on the skills they perform on a regular basis. This is a great time for the care providers to get together and to ensure we are all using the proper techniques.
Some of the skills we brush up on include hygiene assist, dressing assist, TED hose/ACE wraps, medication administration, hoyer lift training, vital signs, polices/procedures, catheter care, communication skills, transfer training, and wound care.
In the world of healthcare things are always changing which makes this skills fair a perfect time to discuss any new polices and procedures to provide the best quality care for our residents.