Increase Your Productivity Through Training

The difference between sinking and soaring is our ability to make wise choices. In Franklin Covey’s 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity course, participants learn how making five fundamental choices will dramatically increase their ability to achieve extraordinary outcomes. Backed by science and years of experience, this course will produce a measurable increase in productivity and an inner sense of fulfillment and accomplishment. This time- and life-management workshop will help you make the right choices as you plan your day, week and life. The next session is Friday, March 1, 8 am to 4:30 pm, University Campus. Self-register through E-Learning 4U by Friday, February 22. Questions: Call 508-793-5626.

Improve Your Working Relationships Through DiSC Training

DiSC is a personal assessment tool that helps participants understand and appreciate the styles of the people with whom they work, and improves communication, productivity and teamwork. The Everything DiSC Workplace® program incorporates classroom training, online pre-work, engaging facilitation with contemporary video, and individual reports for a personalized learning experience. The result is more effective and productive working relationships. Everything DiSC Workplace is appropriate for all caregivers. The next session is Friday, February 22, 8 am to noon, on the University Campus. Register through E-Learning 4U by Friday, February 8. Questions: Call 508-793-5626.

Complete Your Epic Upgrade Training

In preparation for the Epic Double Upgrade on November 3, 2018, an Upgrade Training Dashboard has been distributed to all Epic users. Use the dashboard to complete the training required for your role and attest to its completion. In addition, check out the Epic Playground (PLY), which has been updated to version 2018. A job aid explaining how to access the Upgrade Training Dashboard, review training materials, and attest to training completion, as well as list of generic usernames and passwords you can use to access the Epic Playground, are available on the Training Page of IS/Epic Central. Questions? Email Epic training.

Training Available for Improved Information Services Self-service Portal

In an effort to continuously improve service delivery, Information Services is happy to announce the September 10 launch of an improved IS self-service portal. Improvements include:

  • Easier navigation with a new look and feel
  • Updated standard set of services
  • More efficient request process
  • Quick access to services and requests without having to call the Support Centers

Training opportunities, including WebEx sessions, classroom drop-in sessions and cafeteria information tables, are now available. To view the schedule, visit the Value Delivery Office page on IS/Epic Central.

Sign Up for Upcoming Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training

This two-day nonviolent crisis intervention course offers a solid foundation of violence prevention and intervention approaches to enhance your ability to provide the best possible care – even during crisis situations. Strategies taught will provide you with a framework for decision making and problem solving to prevent, de-escalate and safely respond to disruptive or assaultive behavior. Join the next session offered August 29 and 30, 8:30 am to 4 pm, on the University Campus. Register by email or through E-Learning 4U by August 22. Questions: Call 508-793-5606.

Resolve Workplace Accountability Issues; Sign Up for Training

Join us for the next step in Crucial Accountability training. Our one-day Crucial Accountability Companion course builds on the skills learned in the Crucial Conversations course and introduces a powerful set of new skills to resolve your most challenging accountability issues. These additional skills will equip you with the necessary tools for holding anyone accountable (regardless of position or personality), diagnosing underlying causes of misaligned or bad behavior and motivating without using power. The next session is Thursday, August 23, 8 am to 4:30 pm on the University Campus. Self-register through E-Learning 4U. Questions: email or call 508-793-5606. Prior completion of Crucial Conversations is required.

Saving Lives is in Your Hands; Complete EL4U CPR Training

Sudden cardiac arrest is the most common cause of death and often occurs in the home among family and friends. Studies have shown that the average arrival time of emergency medical services is approximately seven minutes with the chances of survival decreasing by the minute. However, immediate bystander intervention can significantly increase the chances of survival. The Department of Emergency Medicine has launched two new training modules that demonstrate how and when to properly use hands-only CPR and AED defibrillators. These five-minute training sessions will equip you with the skills you need to respond in the event of a cardiac emergency. Saving lives is all in your hands. Sign up for Saving Lives Is All in Your Hands and How to Use an Automatic External Defibrillator to Save Lives on E-learning 4U.

Sign Up for Upcoming Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training

This two-day Nonviolent Crisis Intervention course offers a solid foundation of violence prevention and intervention approaches. Strategies taught will provide you with a framework for decision making and problem solving to prevent, de-escalate and safely respond to disruptive or assaultive behavior. Join the next session offered July 19 and 20, 8:30 am to 4 pm, University Campus. Register by email or through E-Learning 4U by July 12. Questions: Call 508-793-5606.

Invest in Yourself with New Growth Training Opportunities

The organization and people development (OPD) team is pleased to present the May to December training calendar. These learning events are designed to support you in your everyday work to help UMass Memorial Health Care become the best place to give care and the best place to get care. Coming up in June: “Nonviolent Crisis Intervention,” a two-day course designed to offer a solid foundation of violence prevention and intervention approaches. Visit MyHR to browse other courses, then visit E-Learning 4U to register and find more information about course content, times and locations. You can search the catalog using key words. Questions? Contact OPD by email or at 508-793-5606.

NICU Nurses Are Medical Center Olympic Champions

Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) nurses went for the gold while completing Olympic-themed annual skills training organized and taught by the NICU Education Council. The games kicked off with the Star Spangled Banner and running with the Olympic torch. Skills related to pressure injury, chest tubes, endotracheal tube securement, induced hypothermia, amplitude integrated electroencephalography, code cart review and Epic were covered. Events included darts, mini-marshmallow pressure injury packing, a matching game, throwing ice cubes in a bucket, a potato race and scavenger hunt. The final event was a NICU evacuation equipment relay race. About 130 nurses participated in the training.