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What learning units would help your day-to-day practice?

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5 October, 2012

Our growing programme of online learning units is proving very popular with you. And we have a number of new units in the pipeline which we are very excited about. It would be good if you could get involved in helping us to decide which practice and clinical areas to develop new units on.

Later this month we will be launching our unit on drug calculations. You can use this unit to check or refresh your skills on calculating drug dosages in clinical practice, one of the core skills of nurses.

I think you will enjoy doing this unit as it includes practice scenarios with sample drug charts that mimic your experience on the wards and in the community. Like all our units it has a baseline quiz so you can check your knowledge before taking the unit and check how your learning has strengthened by repeating the quiz at the end. And on completion you can print out a certificate for your CPD portfolio.

These are difficult times to get funding for face-to-face courses and to be able to take time out. Online learning offers a cost-effective and accessible training solution so we want to make sure that we are serving your CPD needs. What other topics would help you and your team to keep updated?

So please email me at It would be great to hear from you and your ideas for learning units that will assist you and your colleagues.

Readers' comments (11)

  • i would like to see a travel immunisation training online. this is becoming more and more part of practice nurses roles and courses available are too expensive to attend.

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  • I would like to see wound care training online to include dressing selection and theory behind compression bandaging. It would be even better if there were pictures.

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  • Agree totally with Lucy Stubbs, wound care online training with photographic illustration would be a real aid to updating my knowledge

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  • A third vote here for wound care training with pictures!

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  • The difficulty with wound care is that dressing choices vary from hospital to hospital and policy down to local tissue viability.

    I'm surprised that there is no unit on pain management / analgesic education

    I'd also like to see some basics on delivering bad news.

    One for the near future would be on the new National Early Warning System and nationised TPR charts that are being reported

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  • i would like to see oxygen thereapy diabetic emergencies

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  • Travel Imms please and giving safe travel advice.

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  • Pain management definitely a good topic as well I would like to see blood result interpretation.

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  • How about an intro to CBT (if it has not already been covered).

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  • Capacity assessment for older adults/ vulnerable adults
    Understanding Dols for older adults in care homes, best interest decision making who can do these things and when. All community nurses need to understand these and how/when to apply them

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  • I would also like to see wound care and any units aimed specifically at the care home setting.

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