For Nursing Education

In a nutshell

Clinical Skills will help hospitals and academic institutions provide training and reinforcement of clinical skills to a range of audiences including nurses, healthcare assistants, and students; in a scalable, cost effective and localised fashion.

About the product

Clinical Skills is a customisable electronic skills tool for improving the consistency of clinical practice as well as managing professional training.
This online training tool uses videos and animations to demonstrate a variety of skills.  It also includes Learning Management System (LMS) functionality and single-sign-on access (SSO) to facilitate easy integration within existing institutional technical infrastructures.

The platform

  • is an online web based solution (for all major desktop and mobile browsers)
  • is available as mobile and tablet apps (iOS and Android)

It also features:

  • A Learning Management System (LMS)
    • Able to assign tests and track learner progress, usage and results
    • Learner data can be exported for further review and analysis
    • Data can also be integrated within existing systems e.g. NLMS
  • Content customisation
    • Able to integrate content within existing LMSs using SCORM packages
    • Skills can be localised in line with Trust/institutional protocols and policies
    • Institutions can upload or create new skills
  • Flexible access on/offline
    • Users will be able to access the platform using single-sign-on using Shibboleth/Athens
    • Access via desktop and mobile devices across multiple department and sites
  • The content:
    • includes a mixture of illustrations, videos and animations
    • has been created by leading academics and reputable nursing practitioners

 Each skill includes:

  • Summary - short (1-2 page) skill summary
  • Checklist - for competency reviews
  • Equipment needed to perform the skill
  • Demonstration – a video or animation of the skill
  • Self-test - offering immediate marking and rationale
  • Skill overview – in-depth description of the skills including rationales, important considerations and references
  • References – literature references, further reading and useful web links

How to access Elsevier Clinical Skills
Access is dependent upon an annual institutional subscription.  If you feel you would benefit from access to Elsevier Clinical Skills please recommend a subscription to your Lecturer and we will arrange a free trial.