Interprofessional orientation (IPO) provides the opportunity to learn from, with and about other health professionals. The session’s objectives are to cultivate closer collaboration between professions, expand out networks and enrich knowledge to prepare our new employees to deliver quality care for out patients and family.
Hosted by Professional Practice, IPO is a combination of presenters, video presentations, eLearning and hands on learning. New employees attending IPO include but is not limited to Nursing, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Dietitians, Social Work, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Respiratory Therapist and Pharmacists.
IPO is held over two eight hour days. Day one is held virtually using Microsoft Teams. Day two is held in person at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC), Kingston General Hospital site for nursing (RNS and RPNs) only. To see a full list of the sessions covered during orientation, please click here.
Tasks to complete during virtual Interprofessional orientation
- You will receive an email a week prior (and the morning of) with the Microsoft Teams link and agenda. Join the meeting link sent to you in the email provided from the host.
- Ensure your audio and video are turned on so you can take full advantage of the day’s activities. Please mute your microphone if you are not speaking.
- Ensure that your full attention is given to the different presentations and activities.
- Participate and engage in all discussions.
- Complete the assigned eLearning modules.
Mandatory Employee Training
You have been assigned a series of mandatory eLearning courses on KnowledgeNOW. The courses that are a priority to be completed during day one of IPO are:
- Reporting Incidents at KHSC
- Nursing (RNs and RPNs): Patient Behaviour Management and Least Restraint Policy and Bloody Easy Blood Administration
Next steps after IPO
You should have received an email from either your manager or your Clinical Learning Specialist (CLS) with your orientation schedule. Please check your KHSC email.
*If you have not received an email please address this with your host on IPO day one.
Learning Guides/Packages and Manuals
- ALARIS Infusion Pump Learning Guide
- Central Venous Access Catheters (Adult) Learning Guide
- Central Venous Lines Removal Learning Guide
- Chest Tube Removal learning Guide
- Establishment of Intravenous Access Learning Guide
- Inpatient Iodine-131 Radiation Therapy: Patient Care & Safety Precautions Learning Guide
- Medication Administration Below the Drip Chamber Learning Guide
- Oral Management of Hypoglycemia (Adult) Medical Directive Self-Learning Guide
- Patient Controlled Analgesia Therapy Learning Guide
- Pressure Injury Prevention Learning Guide
- Positioning Techniques-Self-Directed Learning Package-RNAO BPG
- Regional Analgesia Anesthesia Learning Guide
- Venipuncture Learning Guide
Self-Appraisal Competencies / Checklist Records
- Central Venous Access Catheter Authorization Record
- Central Venous Lines Removal Authorization Record
- Establishment of Intravenous Access and Conversion to Intravenous Lock Device Competency Statement
- Establishment of Intravenous Access Authorization Record
- MRSA Medical Directive Self-Appraisal Competency Statement
- Oral Management of Hypoglycemia (Adult) Medical Directive Self-Appraisal Competency Statement
- Venipuncture Authorization Record
- Alaris Infusion Pump Self -Test
- Central Venous Access Catheter Test
- IV Therapy Establishment Test
- Medication Administration Below the Drip Chamber Test
- Venipuncture Test
KGH Policies and Procedures
- Bedside Glucose Monitoring (Nova StatStrip) G-4730
- Central Line Removal Advanced Competency C-1820
- Central Venous Access Catheter - Adult C-1801
- Central Venous Access Catheter - Pediatric C-1804
- IV Establishment of Intravenous Access I-5500
- IV Establishment of Intravenous Access Lock Device I-5600
- Medication Administration 14-101
- Medication Administration Record D-5710
- Tubing Changes T-7000
- Venipuncture (Adult) B-4580
- Venipuncture (Neonatal, Pediatric) B-4581