the faculty developing the course has been critical
in identifying strategies that allow us to achieve that.
QDo you believe the Standards have increased the continuity, quality and outcomesofyoureducationprograms?
AUndoubtedly. The Standards for BOC Approved Providers incorporates best practices in education design and delivery
so embracing them has led to improved feedback
from participants. Specifically, having faculty identify
targeted and measureable learning objectives for the
programs. Then, use the appropriate assessment
method to ascertain whether the participants had
achieved the stated objectives, has led to positive
feedback. Participants are reporting that they feel
more competent in the performance of psychomotor
skills and have a better understanding of how to
apply the clinical knowledge they have acquired.
QWhat advice do you have for organizations looking to comply with the Standards for BOC Approved Providers and BOC
Approved Provider Handbook as they develop
AFrom a conceptual perspective, we feel that he most important thing is to focus on what is in the best interest of the people and the
attendees our programs serve, rather than focusing
purely on the attendee themselves. This sounds
like an oxymoron in a learner-centered model of
education, but the accumulation of knowledge and
technical skill by the AT isn’t the primary end goal.
It is the ability of the AT to take that knowledge and
skill and incorporate it in to their practice to optimize
their clients’ outcomes. We’ve found that if we focus
on what’s in the best interest of the patient and the
quality of the learning program, the experience of the
participant almost takes care of itself.
From a practical perspective, constant and open
communication is the key element. BOC has provided
fantastic resources to guide program development
and administration and these have become our
doctrine. If we are unsure on interpretation of a point,
we know that help is only an email or phone call
away and Jessica has been extremely supportive.
Communication with faculty regarding expectations
and standards has also been critical. Finally, delivery
of effective programming, which is all that compliance
with Standards for BOC Approved Providers
demands, is not something you can do in your spare
time. Having dedicated resources whose primary
function is the provision of education and adherence
to the standards this demands is ultimately key to the
success of any educational program.
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