Inger-Ann Vekve, Professional and Expertise Developer, Østre Toten, Norway

- VAR at specialist conventions – we will do it again!

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- VAR and documentation was a topic at our mentor/apprentice convention in the spring. It was incredibly useful and gave us a taste for more.

- VAR Healthcare is also a great tool for mentors, says Inger-Ann Vekve, Professional and Expertise Developer for the municipality of Østre Toten. With increased focus on evidence-based methods and an explanation of the order in which we work, it is great to be able to use VAR to show the procedures step-by-step, including explanations, equipment lists, etc. Each procedure also contains direct links to relevant knowledge summaries. This provides great teaching materials for both the mentor and the apprentice/student.

As a professional developer, Vekve actively makes use of procedures and related knowledge articles from VAR in her work. Overall, the employees constitute an interdisciplinary working group and feedback from the various professions is positive: VAR is well illustrated, is easy to use and contains explanations that are easy to understand.

Access to and use of VAR provides important assurance for both users and employees of the local authority.