Introduction to PAC Training


To prepare individuals to provide humane and compassionate delivery of PAC services consistent with a defined standard.

Types of Training

In-Service 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.

On-the-Job Training

  • 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).

Pre-Service Training

  • 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.

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