Practice educators and mentors are now expected to have the skills and techniques needed to implement a ‘learning skills through simulation’ program into established curricula, yet using simulation to teach while of huge importance – requires careful and time-consuming planning. This valuable resource takes away some of that burden by providing clear, ready-made activities and guidance from leading practitioners in a range of fields, which healthcare and practice educators and mentors can use to enhance their teaching of all the essential and commonly-taught clinical and management skills and knowledge.
Dedicated chapters, which all follow a defined step-by-step format, provide simulation scenarios, alongside facilitator guidance, which will help develop confidence in the teaching of key skills such as:
Drug administration; Conflict management; Infection control; Breaking bad news; Catheter and bowel care
These scenarios and accompanying guidance can be used as a framework for teaching, promoting a greater understanding of the skill being taught, and providing a risk-free opportunity for the student to practice their clinical and managerial skills and judgment.
Chapter 1: Introduction: Background to the Importance of Essential Nursing Skills
Introduction: Background to the Importance of Essential Nursing Skills
The authors of this book have become renowned as experts in the teaching and development of clinical skills to healthcare students through simulation within the higher education arena. The team of academics and practitioners comprising the authorship of this book contribute to the development of simulation and practice-based teaching of many vocational qualifications, particularly in relation to pre-registration healthcare training courses.
This book has been written predominantly for academics and educators who work within the healthcare arena, in recognition of the challenges in the healthcare setting to deliver safe and competent care, and in order that the next generation of healthcare workers ease their transition to qualified ...