05. Identify Training Needs and Educational Opportunities

Summary

Identify Training Needs and Educational Opportunities

In Episode 5 of Building Better Workflows, Dr. Lia focuses on the importance of staff training in healthcare settings to enhance mental health support for patients. She recounts the challenges her practice faced when new processes, such as the PHQ-9 screens, were introduced without adequate training, emphasizing that effective training boosts staff confidence and competence. Dr. Lia highlights mental health training and education gaps identified through surveys and stresses the necessity of prioritizing training areas such as suicide prevention and mental health first aid. 

 

She recommends specific programs like Mental Health First Aid for Youth and other trainings aimed at addressing suicidal ideation, like Safe Talk and QPR (Question, Persuade, Respond), which are essential for comprehensive suicidal ideation training. These initiatives not only equip staff with necessary skills but also foster empathy and compassion within the practice. Dr. Lia also discusses the logistics of implementing crisis management training, which includes handling emergency calls about suicidal ideation, thereby underscoring the critical role of continuous learning in healthcare environments. By addressing these training needs within her series, Dr. Lia aims to close the knowledge gap in mental health support provided by healthcare facilities.



Bullet points of key topics 

  • Dr. Lia discusses the importance of targeted training for clinical staff to enhance confidence and competence, focusing on topics like suicide prevention and anxiety screening.
  • She highlights resources like Mental Health First Aid and emphasizes the necessity of ongoing training assessments, including crisis management protocols.
  • Dr. Lia encourages listeners to identify training needs and utilize local resources to fill gaps, offering a personal invitation for further guidance through a discovery call.

 

 

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