The goal of PCA / ESA orientation is to ensure the successful transition of experienced PCA’s, Nursing Students, Emergency Services Assistants, and newly credentialed PCA’s into practice, and as members of an interdisciplinary team at BWH. The Orientation provides a forum to introduce PCA’s and ESA's to the resources, role, and documentation that supports their practice at BWH. This orientation uses evidence-based and innovative teaching strategies to introduce patient safety technology and simulated clinical environments to facilitate transition to the unit based experience.
PCA/ESA training is held the first three days at OBC in the Center for Nursing Excellence. For the 3-day orientation weeks, the 3rd day will consist of PeC Training. For the 4-day orientation weeks, the 4th day will consist of PeC Training. The time and location of PeC Training will be confirmed the first day of orientation for each new hire.