Good day people.
A pump manufacturer will indeed offer a competency document with a training schedule, but as already pointed out not all of that information will be relevant to every traing session or trust, therefore it is a guideline. However when a pump manufacturer comes into your hospital, they adhere to the competency document and base their training verbatum (or should)on said competency document.
However, the RCN state that manufacturers cannot sign the attendees off as 'competent' in a classroom situation, they cannot be signed of as having 'an understanding' either, they can only be signed of as 'attended'
This solution can be solved by the manufacturers trainer offering a self certified competency document signed by the attendee on the date of the training as 'attended' (they could have been asleep all through the session), and countersigned by the trainer on that date, with an additional signature box and date of attainment box blank for their clinical supervisor or clinical trainer to sign and date when they have been assesed in a clinical environment.
You would be amazed at how many staff use these sessions for 40 winks, so to sign them off as competent can only be done in a clinical environment.
Hope that helps.