Every HMBS program includes assessments, and they are an integral part of the learning process.

Support learning through assessments

When applied correctly, assessments provide feedback, guidance and insights —not just for healthcare providers but also for facilitators and implementing organizations. This is why all of the HMBS programs have integrated different types of assessments, before, during and after the training.

You can download and print the assessments from the training program pages. For online assessments, check out LIFT, a service that allows you to test the learners, and easily collect meaningful data and insights to share with the team.

Types of assessments

  • Knowledge and confidence checks applied before and after the training. These help participants understand their own learning needs, and provide important insights into the learning needs for both participants and facilitators.
  • Skills checks are included to assess the essential skills of the programs, like bag-mask ventilation.
  • Case scenarios or Objective Structured Clinical Exams (OSCE) assess clinical skills performance and competence. Participants should perform the OSCEs at the end of the course to gain a certificate.

The purpose of feedback is to help learners understand their strengths and weaknesses, set goals, and improve their learning and performance. It can also help educators assess student learning and identify areas where additional support or resources may be needed.

From Laerdal’s Educational Practice Principles