Learners (or the Learning group) are the users of these training modules. These are people who use these training sessions to acquire the skills remotely and use them on patients. There are two types of learners the modules will be focusing on depending on training modules and learner skill set, they are:
- Surgical Learners - If the modules you build are focused on surgical training, then the learners will be surgical learners.
- Prehospital Trauma Learners - Prehospital Trauma Learners will be the learners being trained on prehospital hemorrhage management by the given modules.
Some examples of these learner groups would be medical professionals, on-site volunteers at medical camps, emergency staff, nursing staff, etc.
- Example Surgical Learner specification: Learners could be community surgeons or surgical residents from a specialty that does not include the target surgical procedure in its traditional training such as orthopaedic, general surgery or GYN residents/community surgeons learning a plastics procedure or plastics or general surgery residents/community surgeons learning an orthopaedic procedure.
- Example Prehospital Trauma Learner specification: Learners could be community members or first responders with no previous training or field experience in hemorrhage control.
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When it comes to creating a learning module to replicate surgical environments and performing these procedures in low income resource constrained areas, it is important to consider who is accessing this content. This material is accessed by learners who may or may not be surgical practitioners. Therefore, understanding your learner can help elaborate the required details while organizing the learning modules. While creating a learner description, you can use the following questions to put yourself in the shoes of the learner which gives you more insight into their pain points and needs.
Question - Who is the learner? A learner is the person learning the training provided in this module. They could be hospital staff, surgeons, community volunteers or even first responders of a pre-hospital trauma incident. For example, an GYN surgeon, a nurse or even an ambulance driver in case of emergency responder.
Question - What is their background / level of expertise? This could be answered by considering the points like is it a professional with formal education, do they have first hand experience in hospital (example nursing staff or assistant physician), or have they been exposed to any type of trauma care learning, etc. This helps in making the content as comprehensive and extensive for them to perform these learnings without external assistance.
Question - What is the environment that the learner would be performing these skills in? Their environment and level of expertise would depend on who they are, and the main goal could be to save someone in emergency or learn a skillset that can come in handy in their career. The barriers could be lack of equipment or knowledge which can lead them to your modules.
Question - What are the current pain points that of the user? This question helps you understand how and why it is important for you to make the module and how will it provide maximum independent support to the user