Date(s) - 12/06/2020
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Authors/Presenters: Lee Ann Miller, EdD, CHSE | Rachel Older, BS | Chelsea Knutson, MSN, BS, RN, CNE, CA-SANE
CE Hours: 1
One Sentence Presentation Summary: This presentation will explore the multiplicity of challenges small scale GTA/MUTA programs face as well as provide suggestions to successfully overcome these challenges from the perspectives of both program directors and the GTAs and MUTAs actively working in the field.
Small scale GTA and MUTA Programs can face significant challenges. Working in a fairly rural community, we cannot sustain enough work for these positions to be considered full time, but only temporary part-time positions. This creates challenges for the GTAs and MUTAs we have, which leads to retention issues. Recruitment efforts in a small community present their own trials as well. Our simulation labs encompass high fidelity simulation, a robust Standardized Patient program, as well as our GTA and MUTA programs. We are multi-functional units with small staff sizes. We serve a variety of interprofessional clients in different parts of our states. This presentation will discuss our roles, the development of our GTA and MUTA programs, protocols we’ve enacted, our challenges, and the steps we are undertaking to mitigate them. Finally, we will give specific examples of how we are sustaining our programs, training methodologies, and the modifications and preparations we’ve enacted in light of the pandemic. The panel will be joined by active GTAS for an additional perspective.
Three anticipated learning outcomes: Participants will be able to:
- Describe the challenges small programs face in rural communities
- Adapt approaches to recruiting within a small community
- Utilize limited resources to achieve necessary goals and outcomes
Registrations are closed for this presentation.