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Sterile Matters: Training material considerations

In my last Sterile Matters I discussed the necessities of training. For this post, I am focusing on developing training tools.

Creating tools for training may initially seem like a daunting task for some. However, I have a few suggestions that might help to make the process a bit easier for you.

Some considerations to keep in mind before you begin to develop your tools:

You likely need to brush up on the subject matter. Techniques and information change and improve overtime. It will be important to ensure that your skill and knowledge level is where it needs to be in order to be as effective as possible in developing your materials.

Your materials should be formal and written. This is to help ensure the content and instruction remains consistent.

Here are some things to consider when developing Training tools:

While there are many other considerations, the ones I have listed should be some of the first to remember as you begin the process of drafting your materials. Training materials and tools  to be effective must be well developed and integrated as part of an overall training program.

With a bit of time and attention the effort you expend on preparing your materials will not be wasted.

The staff members you will be training are counting on the right information, at the right time and presented in the right way. Through good preparation both you and your team will be happy with the results.