Hi all, I am new to the forum.
I am interested in the subject of competencies/clinical skills, and am doing a short project on them. I have been doing some netsurfing, but not having much luck finding what I am specifically looking for. So far, all the information I have found has been about generalised competence to practise once a nurse is registered. What I am interested in are "extra", practical stuff, like learning venepuncture and IV cannulation, ALS skills, peri-suturing. The kind of skills that a nurse learns as s/he progresses from novice to experienced. Any thoughts on where I can find more information about these sort of clinical skills? I appreciate any help people feel able to give me.
Nov 14, '05
You might want to try Clinical psychomotor skills : assessment tools for nursing students by Joanne Tollefson.
It has a lot of the nursing skills/clinical skills competency in it.
E.g. COMPETENCT: Aseptic technique p1
COMPETENCY: Aseptic technique p2
COMPETENCY: Aseptic technique p3
COMPETENCY: Aseptic technique p4
I know the book has the following competencies: TPR, BP measurement, aseptic technique, resp and cardiovascular assessment, blood glucose measurement, dry dressing technique, assisting w/elimination, hygiene care and mental status assessment. I can’t remember the other competencies, but there is definitely a lot more.
Hope this helps.
Last edit by blue eyes on Nov 14, '05