Need a more effective way to present new or best practices to your clinicians?
Give case studies a try!
All the latest research on effective learning practices point to a more “hands-on” approach.
Let us show you how using case studies in your agency might just be the smartest way to go.
We can all remember the many days we spent in school listening to a teacher/professor lecture to us for hours.
New research is proving that this traditional way of learning really was punishment for our brains and in fact discouraged/prohibited real learning.
It has been discovered that people learn best when they are allowed to solve realistic problems.
These new principles are all based on brain-based learning concepts.
By placing learners in an environment where they are allowed hands on realistic scenarios the brain is able to retain and interpret the new information more effectively.
Most of us might be more familiar with the learning pyramid.
The pyramid breaks down the retention rates of various learning styles with “lecture” at the top of the pyramid with a mere 5% retention rate.
The highest level of retention occurs when you are “teaching others” with a 90% retention rate.
The use of case studies incorporates “teaching others” by presenting real life scenarios and solutions.
Case studies are presented using a short summary of case specifics along with a mock-up of how that summary would be presented using your standardized nursing language and/or electronic health record.
Case studies can be used to problem solve or teach a new technique.
This approach enables your clinicians to take in information that is familiar, allowing the brain to better retain new information.
Effective learning needs to be hands-on and realistic so that a 90% retention rate can be achieved.
Case studies are powerful tools that can easily be part of your agency’s arsenal of meaningful teaching techniques.
Check out these case studies for public health, home health and more.