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Clinical skills

At Staffordshire University, we know the importance of ensuring that workforces have the most current and relevant skills to effectively complete their jobs. 

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, this has never been more important. Whether you’re currently a nurse, medical or clinical practitioner, or you’re re-entering the profession and joining the frontline – we can help you sharpen your skills to protect yourself and others.

Our training programmes are split into Professional Development Modules to allow you to upskill in certain areas. Our Professional Development Modules are a collection of training resources that provide essential information around COVID-19, from recognising symptoms, precautions, protective measures, to the correct practices in wound management, venipuncture and cannulation and infection control.

What we offer

We recognise that in the current healthcare climate, personal development and training time is very limited. To make our Professional Development Modules accessible for you, we have collected various recognised and approved resources for you to review at your own pace. This means that you can refresh your knowledge of safe and effective practice anytime, anywhere.

Not only will you get vital skills and expertise to help deliver safe and effective practice through the COVID-19 pandemic, you’ll have access to resources that have links to health bodies such as Health Education England (HEE) and Association of Simulated Practice in Healthcare (ASPIH) to aid your personal development.

Professional Development Modules

The purpose of this material is to provide clinicians with an update on current practice. Please note that completion of these courses does not confirm competency which should be sought through working with practicing clinicians in the clinical environment.

The links below will lead you to a Microsoft SharePoint folder, where you can access the documents needed to complete your training. 

Refresh your knowledge on the systematic approach to the immediate assessment and treatment of critically ill or injured patients.
Sharpen your BLS knowledge and manage patient illnesses or injuries until they can be given full medical care at a hospital.
Revisit the safe and effective methods of catheterisation.
Recognise the symptoms and discover the correct precautions to take, and the hygiene rules that minimise the spread of COVID-19.
Learn effective patient and professional management and strategies to control spreads of infection in medical environments.
Learn the latest in effective medication to tackle the symptoms of COVID-19.
Ensure you’re adhering to the correct procedures around the workplace to minimise risky of infection or injury.
Accustom yourself with modern, safe and approved ways to medically practice NG tube insertion.
Get to grips with the safe application of IVs for medical diagnosis and treatment.
Refresh your knowledge of clean and effective methods of wound management.
Discover the tools you need to help reflect on your learning, making sure you can use it in the most effective way possible in your career.

Your mental health

Your mental health is a priority, especially through this tough time. Find the support you need to help yourself to help others.  There are sources of support and information that can help, such as: NHS Every Mind Matters and Mind Coronavirus Wellbeing


This information has been collated and presented by Staffordshire University. Some of the materials are from other organisations with their permission to share. Please do not remove or re-use any of the content from this site for other purposes.