CLINICAL SKILLS

The Post Graduate Medical Education Centre hosts a spacious dedicated clinical skills room for use by undergraduate medical students and trainees.

The Clinical Simulation Team hosts half-day fundamental skills courses for undergraduate medical students in Stage 3 Year 4 aligned to their clinical placement module: EMCC, Women’s Health and Child Health.  Students on EMCC will attend an additional surgical skills study day.

Medical students in Stage 3 Year 5 have access to refresh all fundamental skills in preparation for final OSCE’s and transition to Foundation Year 1.

 

CLINICAL SKILLS FOR UNDERGRADUATES

YEAR 3, STAGE 4

EMCC

During your EMCC placement at Medway Maritime Hospital you will have access to the clinical skills facilities for two timetabled taught sessions as well as access to skills boxes for self-directed practice. You will also be introduced to basic clinical simulation as an aid to learning, including professional behaviours; A- E assessment and clinical escalation.

Fundamental clinical skills session


  • Venepuncture including taking paediatric blood cultures

  • Cannulation

  • Capillary gas sampling

  • Child and infant holding practise

Facilitated by the clinical skills facilitators




Ward-based skills


The paediatric ward staff support acquisition of clinical skills in practice and deliver weekly ward based simulation learning.

Facilitated by Consultant Paediatrician




Clinical skills boxes


We have a range of clinical skills boxes availableto loan to medical students for self-directed skills practice including surgical scrub, suturing, cannulation, catheterisation, clinical examination and naso-gastric tube insertion.





CLINICAL SKILLS FOR UNDERGRADUATES

YEAR 3, STAGE 4

Women's Health

During your Women’s Health placement at Medway Maritime Hospital you will have access to the clinical skills facilities for timetabled taught sessions as well as access to skills boxes for self-directed practice.  You will also be introduced to basic clinical simulation as an aid to learning, including professional behaviours; A- E assessment and clinical escalation.

Fundamental skills session


  • Catheterisation, including urinalysis and pregnancy test

  • Venepuncture including taking blood cultures

  • Wound care and wound swabbing

Facilitated by the clinical skills facilitators




Clinical examination skills


Women’s health clinical examination skills

Facilitated by Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology




Clinical skills boxes


We have a range of clinical skills boxes available to loan to medical students for self-directed

skills practise including surgical scrub, suturing, cannulation, catheterisation, clinical examination and naso-gastric tube insertion.





 

CLINICAL SKILLS FOR UNDERGRADUATES

Child's health

During your Child Health placement at Medway Maritime Hospital you will have access to the clinical skills facilities for timetabled taught sessions as well as access to skills boxes for self-directed practice. 

Fundamental clinical skills session


  • Venepuncture including taking paediatric blood cultures

  • Cannulation

  • Capillary gas sampling

  • Child and infant holding practise

Facilitated by the clinical skills facilitators




Ward-based skills


The paediatric ward staff support acquisition of clinical skills in practice and deliver weekly ward based simulation learning.

Facilitated by Consultant Paediatrician




Clinical skills boxes


We have a range of clinical skills boxes availableto loan to medical students for self-directed skills practice including surgical scrub, suturing, cannulation, catheterisation, clinical examination and naso-gastric tube insertion.





 
 

CLINICAL SKILLS FOR UNDERGRADUATES

Year 3, Stage 5

During your stage 3 year 5 placement at Medway Maritime Hospital you will have access to the clinical skills facilities for three timetabled taught sessions – fundamental clinical skills; surgical skills; and variable rate intravenous insulin infusions.  By request we will facilitate time in the Trust Infusion Suite to support acquisition of blood and blood product transfusion skills.  Clinical skills boxes are available to loan for self-directed revision.

You will  undertake more advanced clinical simulation to consolidate learning, including professional behaviours; A- E assessment; identification of deteriorating patient and clinical escalation.

Fundamental skills session


  • Arterial blood gas sampling

  • Syringe pumps and infusion pumps

  • Blood cultures

Facilitated by clinical skills facilitators




Variable Rate Intravenous Insulin Infusion


Theory and practice in setting up infusion pump

Facilitated by Specialst Registrar





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