Practical Skills Training

Bookable practical skills sessions on various equipment and procedures in the Emergency Department are available to all ED staff to attend on Wednesday mornings.

These sessions are being introduced in order to ensure staff are confident in their abilities on the shop floor with various equipment and to refresh skills should they wish to.

The sessions will require advance viewing of a short video on the theme of the session; direct learning with the equipment and trainer; and then an assessment with a debrief on correct equipment use.

Month-long themes are provided in order to make the sessions more open and accessible to all. The sessions will have a format of drop-in between 9-10am and then bookable between 10am-12pm.

Each session is 20 minutes long starting at the hour and then half past the hour. There will be 2-5 spaces per session depending on the equipment involved in training.