This is Robin with Cornerstone Healthcare Training.
The last time I spoke with you was on the sad note that we were suspending our Skills Labs. We were concerned about your personal safety, as well as the safety of your clients.
Since then, we have been in discussions with the Department of Social and Health Services, requesting to do a pilot project in Virtual Skills Labs.
I am really excited to say that of August 19, Cornerstone was approved to do a pilot project in providing Virtual Skills Labs.
What does that mean?
It means you won’t come to a classroom and work with a bunch of other students and an instructor. Instead, you will work one-on-one, online, with an instructor.
You will receive a video on how to do a lab. You will receive written instructions. We’ll ask you do videotape yourself, using your cell phone, doing that skill, and send it to us.
Your instructor will then look at your video, give you feedback, and if necessary, we will get on a video one-on-one with you, where you can show you what to do, and you can show us how you’re doing it.
There will be lots of opportunities for live instructor contact. Every day, at 3, we’ll have a chat room where you can just hop on and talk to an instructor.
Four days a week, we’ll have 3-hour sessions in a virtual lab where Sonda will be working with students via video. She will have a mannequin, she will be showing you things, you can show her, you can ask her questions. So, there’s lots of opportunities for instruction and instructor contact, but it will be by video.
We think this is exciting. We hope that it works really well with your schedule, because instead of leaving work, you can do this whenever is convenient for you.
You don’t have to do all your skills at once. You can start with handwashing the first day, and then a few days later, do another skill.
The only requirement is that you have all your skills done before we give you your 75-hour certificate.
We think you’ll like it. We’re here to work with you. We would love your feedback on how you think it’s going.
I am going to host a webinar on September 2nd and September 9th, those are Wednesdays, at 11 AM, so we can answer further questions, maybe show you a little how it looks in the classroom, what you’ll need to do.
If you’d like to hop on one of those, please feel free.
You can always reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll answer any questions you have.
Look forward to seeing you in the labs and look for CB200 in your course. It will not be there until September 7th.
We’ll start this on September 7th when you can look for your course CB200 and we’ll have lots of information for you.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Have a great day.
Robin VanHyning, MSN, RN
CEO, Director of Training
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Core Basic 200 Virtual Skills Labs provides you the opportunity to practice personal care skills in the safety and comfort of your own home.
This 16-hour virtual skills lab course contains video demonstrations of skills, downloadable pdf resources, a student discussion board, a daily live chat room with an instructor, and live virtual skills labs support with an instructor.
You are required to video record yourself performing skills and upload the video for review by an instructor.
This course is WA DSHS approved for 16 hours of Core Basic training.
CC403 | Adult Education (4 hrs)
Our Specialty Training courses, Mental Health and Dementia, as well as our Adult Education course are held in a virtual classroom.
These courses are led by one of our certified instructors. We offer multiple sessions a month, so you can register for a session date that is most convenient for you.
Note: The final exam for these courses are proctored online. To take this course, you must meet all the technical requirements.