Plymouth Harbor holds an annual Skills Fair that allows staff to demonstrate competence with nursing skills that are used daily to provide the most optimal care for the residents in the Smith Care Center, Home Health, and Callahan Center.
During the Skills Fair, specific stations are designed to address various topics such as order entry, dietary intake, skin care, transfer techniques, medication administration, lifts, bed alarms, Care Choices, and documentation. Each staff member is required to complete fourteen stations and assure competence.
“This is an excellent way to keep everyone’s skills sharp and up-to-date on best practices and new equipment,” says Karen Novak, Director of Health Services. “We have 100% completion with all passing the competency testing at the end. We are very proud of our staff!”
The Skills Fair is offered annually to all health services staff members. By the end of the second week, 150 health services employees will have rotated through the Fair.