As a healthcare educator, having resources at your fingertips may be key to helping another succeed. On this page, you will find several useful resources you may use to further your efforts at motivation, communication and learning. As you guide others' growth, be sure to attend to your own, as well. Be sure to check out the Faculty Development opportunities for yourself.
On this page:
Corporate University Xchange (CorpU)
IU Health Patient Education
Educator Forums and Classes
The Simulation Center
IU Health PowerPoint Template
If you are preparing a presentation on Power Point, use the PowerPoint template that has the IU Health logo and formatting included. This content is for employees only. Employees will need to login; upon your successful login, return to the link above and double click on it.
Schedule a Classroom
See where learning is happening. The IU Health Medical Library Web site includes an Activity Schedule to make it easier to schedule rooms by seeing which rooms are already in use.
To schedule a room at Indiana University Health University Hospital, contact Stephanie Bryant at 317.944.4794 or Brian Jordan at 317.948.0572. To schedule a room at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, contact Linda Tekulve at 317.948.7816 or David Pittman at 317.948.6237. To schedule a room at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital, contact Sharon Francis in the IU Health Library at 317.962.8013.
Research libraries on the downtown Indianapolis IU Health campus offer a wealth of resources for educators, researchers and IU Health doctors. Educators are encouraged to use the extensive book, journal and audiovisual collections to support content delivery. The libraries also offer workstations, faxing and photocopying services, document delivery, inter-library loans and more. Learn more about how the IU Health library system can support your instruction.
IU Health Learning Alliance Support Services
One of the great things about the IU Health Learning Alliance are the Support Services that are available for every educator who is designing, preparing or delivering a learning experience. Optimize the learner’s capacity to gain competency by tapping into the services that can help.
Needing information on the Kirkpatrick methods of evaluation? Contact any of these educators for more information and support.
Action Verbs for Writing Objectives
Check out this pdf of action verbs that help clarify learning objectives and strategies for evaluation.
Does the educational session qualify for Continuing Education credits?
See if your educational offering meets the standards for offering continuing education credits to the participants.
Corporate University Xchange (CorpU) is a provider of corporate university research, benchmarking, and advisory services for helping organizations transform corporate learning. Founded in 1997, the aim of CorpU research and services is to maximize corporate investments in training and development to deliver improved business results.
CorpU provides solutions across multiple industries to efficiently transform organizational learning operations. Effective and comprehensive strategies are built by interviewing key leaders, conducting assessments, and using strategy mapping and planning tools to design a future state and detailed transition map. CorpU’s services are supported by ongoing, independent research of trends in corporate learning and identifying best practices that drive business performance improvement.
The Corporate University Xchange includes an online analytical tool.
The IU Health Patient Education department works to facilitate the provision of high quality patient education across the healthcare system.
The IU Health Learning Alliance Educator Forums are quarterly meetings that provide opportunities for IU Health educators of all backgrounds and expertise to learn, collaborate and explore options in education.
The IU Health Learning Alliance also provides classes throughout the year for IU Health educators to gain and refine their skills. These classes range from a Train the Trainer course for new educators to How to Complete A Needs Assessment for those more seasoned educators. Classes can also be found that assist with new roles staff may take on. Some of the classes include Preceptor training, Microsoft training and many types of leadership offerings. Classes are free of charge to IU Health educators.
Look for quarterly Educator Forums on IU Health eLMS. Educator Forums are for employees only.
When providing education for patients and their families who may have limited English proficiency, contact the Language Services Department.
The Language Services Department provides spoken and sign language interpreters in accordance with IU Health's Interpreter Use Policy, (This content is for employees only. Employees will need to login; upon your successful login, return to the link above and double click on it.) as well as in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the American with Disabilities Act.
The mission of the Language Services Department is to provide interpretation and translation services in order to overcome linguistic, cultural and communication barriers and ensure equal access to healthcare for all patients and families.
The Language Services Department provides interpreter services for all patients who are Limited English Proficient (LEP), defined as anyone who cannot speak, read, write or hear English at a level that permits them to interact effectively with healthcare providers.
Interpreter services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to ensure that appropriate language services are provided for all LEP patients.
The Learning Solutions department staff provide development and support for IU Health employees related to any education or customer service needs. We are dedicated to collaborate and share best practices, to increase efficiency and better serve our clients. By collaborating with management and staff, we can develop curricula to meet the needs of a specific audience.
Are you an educator who is teaching clinical skills? The Simulation Center at Fairbanks Hall may be just the place for you to introduce your students to realistic settings and scenarios. The Simulation Center includes an Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE) Center where hired, trained simulated patients help clinical students learn about patient interactions, assessments and more. The Simulation Center also consists of a six-bed hospital unit. This affords opportunities for multidisciplinary teams to work together as they would in real-life, to care for simulated patients (hired and patient simulator models), in a safe environment. Another area focuses on acute care and has ER, OR, ICU, transport and Vascular Flex rooms. Classroom instruction in particular skills may be arranged in the Skill Area. It may be set up for various skill sets and procedures such as suturing, airway management and more. Learn more about scheduling a tour and the various options at the Simulation Center.
Motivating and enhancing enthusiasm for learning can be a challenge from time to time. Quotations can act as catalysts for a new way of thinking, a theme of a lesson, reflective journaling, or other inspiration to keep going. Hunting for a good quotation can take a lot of time. The IU Health Learning Alliance has done a bit of digging for you and has organized hundreds of quotations for your use. Be sure to include the author’s credit when you use them.
Tutorials are available to IU Health employees for:
- Medical terminology
- Typing (Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing)
- Career exploration
- English language mastery (ELLIS software at the Career Resource Center, B180, Methodist Hospital or at manythingsesl.org)
All self-paced tutorials are available on the computers located in the Career Resource Center on each campus.