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List of Nursing Clinical skills

Discussion in 'SMNET Nurse Educational Resources' started by _Josie, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. _Josie

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    Please feel free to list your nursing clinical skills - that way we can target support and it will help student midwives understand what you do and also it will help wannabe nurses understand the kind of skills you cover on your course :)
     
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  2. Chatty mummy

    Chatty mummy New Member

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    In my first year I have -

    • Basic life support - adult, pregnancy, paediatric and infant
    • Manual handling - basics plus using hoists, slide sheets, banana boards, walking aids and wheel chairs
    • Fluid balance and elimination- fluid balance charts, emptying catheters, types of catheters,catheter care, night bags, stool charts (got to love the poo!)
    • Aseptic technique- keeping everything free or micro organisms
    • Wounds and dressings -types of wound, causes and what dressing to use, how to dress
    • Subcutaneous injections- under the skin
    • IV line care
    • Drugs - administration, dispensing
    • Basic obs - taking temperature, pulse, respirations and manual blood pressure
    • Female catheterisation - putting one in and how to look after it
    • Oxygen therapy- giving oxygen, types of masks used
    • Emergency assessment
    • Personal hygiene - bed bathing, shaving,
    • Nutrition - feeding tubes and manual feeding
    Thats all i think .....remembering that this is specific to my uni
     
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  3. _Josie

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    Thanks ML - great to see the skills set out like that - makes me see just how much SM's and SN's skills cross over :)
     
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  4. MrsRobbieWilliams

    MrsRobbieWilliams SMNET Nurse Officer

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    Just thought of another one....bed making !!

    It might not be 'medical' but it is essential , and watching how staff change a bed with someone still in it is extraordinary ! They make it look easy !

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  5. Yojojo

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    Can student nurses take blood for blood test? xx
     
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  6. MrsRobbieWilliams

    MrsRobbieWilliams SMNET Nurse Officer

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    Yes we can in the second year at my uni :punk:
     
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  7. MrsRobbieWilliams

    MrsRobbieWilliams SMNET Nurse Officer

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    'Last offices' another skill for the 1st year student.

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  8. MrsRobbieWilliams

    MrsRobbieWilliams SMNET Nurse Officer

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    ........and suppositories and enemas LOL I think I am developing an unhelathy interest in body eliminations !
    ....and blood glucose monitoring.....not as easy as you think on an elderly patient with bad circulation.

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  9. Kizzi

    Kizzi Well-Known Member

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    Without sounding very silly, and i know most of them, but is there a basic list of midwifery clincial skills. I got asked about this at interview so guess I said something right, but would like a lil read. Im going to get some more books for my bday so will ask for some clinical skills ones anyway.
     
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  10. Mumtomidwife

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    this is very helpful thank you - it is nice to see what I could be learning soon, set out in a list! xx
     
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