• M. Courtney Hughes

    M. Courtney Hughes PhD, MS

    Senior Researcher, Relias

  • Emaley McCulloch

    Emaley McCulloch M.Ed., BCBA

    Vice President, Relias Institute, Relias

  • Elise Valdes

    Elise Valdes PhD, MS

    Director of Research, Relias


Self-Monitoring Checklists: A Tool for Connecting Training to Practice

A limitation of training is the gap between the knowledge learned in training and the behavior put into practice. Skills checklists are helpful for reducing errors and increasing adherence to safety and may be one tool useful for bridging that gap. There is little research examining the role of skills checklists with self-reflection completed independently, or “self-monitoring checklists,” for increasing knowledge and improving skills in areas requiring attentional behavior in healthcare. Two randomized controlled studies incorporated self-monitoring checklists along with online training in cultural competence and integrated care, respectively, for health professionals. At least ninety percent of participants in both studies found self-monitoring checklists to be helpful. Healthcare educators and practitioners should consider self-monitoring checklists as an additional tool for online training when developing educational strategies for healthcare professionals.

Hughes MC, McCulloch EB, Valdes EG. Self-monitoring checklists: A tool for connecting training to practice. Innovations in Global Health Professions Education. 2018:4.

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December 2018