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Multi-Professional Educational Skills Bundles

CSMEN has been working with our colleagues in NES to develop a range of educational resources for all health and social care staff, deployed or redeployed to support services.

Specifically, CSMEN has developed a number of skills bundles for use in any setting with patients with suspected COVID-19 and have been designed to support: 

  • any healthcare practitioner working in the NHS or Social Care in Scotland
  • practitioners returning to the workplace as part of their induction
  • healthcare students who have been recruited

These resources are regularly reviewed and updated in line with current advice and as new material becomes available.

 

There are two ways to access the resources from this page:

1. PDF - For all health and social care practitioners open access to PDFs is available below (for best results download PDF and use bookmarks for navigation)

2. Tracked Learning - If you are part of NHSScotland and require your learning to be tracked you need to login to TURAS Learn

 

After completing each of the Skills Units we would be very grateful if you would please complete an Evaluation Form which will help inform future developments of the resources.  In addition to the evaluation form we have conducted a number of interviews with users to gain an insight into how people are using the bundles and how they might be improved.  The interviews can be accessed on the Lockdown in the Larder page.

 

Unit A: COVID-19 Helping you in your role - Self-Protection

This unit is about protecting yourself in the workplace when working with people suspected of having COVID-19. Topics covered include: health protection behaviours; hand hygiene; putting on and disposing of PPE; social distancing in the workplace; implementing self-isolation measures; and psychosocial support and wellbeing.

PDF                                        Tracked Learning

 

Unit B: COVID-19 Helping you in your role - Assessment and Management

This unit is about assessment and management of suspected COVID-19 infection. Topics include: demonstrating infection control measures and communication skills; gathering clinical information; undertaking clinical examination; skills linked to investigations and findings; documenting findings using relevant tools.

PDF                                       Tracked Learning

 

Unit C: COVID-19 Helping you in your role - Protecting your Workplace

This unit is about protecting your workplace when working with people suspected of having COVID-19. Topics include: how to safely decontaminate and manage clinical waste; safe manual handling​; referral pathway and routes of presentation of COVID-19​; and providing guidance for patients and families.

PDF                                        Tracked Learning

 

Unit D: COVID-19 Helping you in your role - Procedural Skills using Simulation

This unit is about the relevant procedural skills required for the assessment, diagnosis and management of a patient with suspected COVID-19 in the community, primary or secondary care settings.

PDF                                        Tracked Learning

 

Unit E: COVID-19 Helping you in your role - Rehearsing Skills using Simulation

Simulation can be used to develop confidence and competence  in technical skills such as venepuncture and IV cannulation and non-technical skills such as teamworking and leadership. ​Developing a shared mental model of the learning outcomes will help you to have a common understanding of when it is most effective and efficient to utilise simulation in preparing the workforce.

PDF                                        Tracked Learning

 

Educational events should now be delivered online whenever possible, given the current national requirements. There are, however, some courses that require face-to-face interaction, for example those involving simulation and clinical skills training, that are part of induction or essential adjuncts to workplace-based training.

The following guidelines have been developed to facilitate the delivery of face-to-face interventions from June 2020.

View the MSU Covid-19 Policy here

View NES guidelines for face to face training here


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