Introduction to PAC Training
To prepare individuals to provide humane and compassionate delivery of PAC services consistent with a defined standard.
Types of Training
- Used to introduce new practices.
- Usually conducted at the service site.
- Usually provided as group-based training.
- Difficult to offer adequate clinical experience for group-based training.
- Should not be used to institutionalize practices that become the standard of care for service delivery.
- Focuses on the learner at her/his practice site.
- Ensures that learning takes place under real conditions.
- Particularly effective for PAC training.
- Average time to accomplish clinical competency is four weeks (with client caseload or 4-6 clients/month).
- Offered in institutions of basic professional training (e.g. nursing, midwifery, medicine, clinical officers, auxiliary workers, and tutor/teacher’s training institutions).
- Finance and labor-intensive investments.
- The process has impact on:
- Entrance requirements;
- Completion requirements;
- Licensing requirements;
- Deployment policies; and
- Service delivery sites.
- Satisfying the MVA clinical practice needs may be very difficult.