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New Resource: COVID-19 Multi-Professional Educational Skills Bundles from CSMEN

COVID-19 Multi-Professional Educational Skills Bundles from CSMEN Helping you in your role

COVID-19 CSMEN 

CSMEN has developed a number of multi-professional skills bundles for use in any setting with patients with suspected COVID-19 and have been designed to support any healthcare practitioners working in the NHS or Social Care in Scotland

These resources are regularly reviewed and updated in line with current best evidence and can be found here: https://www.csmen.scot.nhs.uk/resources/covid-19-resources/.

Skills Bundles

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

Topics include: health protection behaviours; hand hygiene; donning and doffing PPE; social distancing in the workplace; implementing self-isolation measures; and psychosocial support and wellbeing.

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

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 and patient management skills using best evidence.

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

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.

 

To support the skills bundles, CSMEN has also developed two units on how to enhance practitioner skills using simulation.

Skills for Practitioners 

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

This unit is about learning 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 using simulation.

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

This unit describes the important stages involved in simulation and provides scenarios for practising in different settings with COVID-19.