Skills teaching in COVID lockdown in the UK: lessons learnt

Wanless, Stephen and Winterman, Emma and Chapman, Jim (2020) Skills teaching in COVID lockdown in the UK: lessons learnt. Pielegniarstwo XXI wieku/Nursing in the 21st Century. ISSN 2450-646X

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Abstract

Social distancing is one of the community mitigation measures that has been recommended during the COVID 19 pandemic. Social distancing can reduce virus transmission by increasing physical distance or reducing frequency of meeting in socially dense community settings, such as Universities or workplaces. In response to this, Birmingham City University School of Nursing and Midwifery rapidly developed and transferred much of their student learning online. However, for healthcare students this is not always practicable and is particularly notable in respect to developing clinical skills which cannot be learnt online nor should be attempted for the first time in practice. Birmingham City University has recently actively sought to address such training needs. In April, it opened its campus as a Skills Training Hub to help upskill hundreds of students taking on extended work placement in a bid to bolster frontline NHS workforce numbers to aid in the fight against COVID 19. When opening Birmingham City University Skills Hub, the primary focus of the planning phase was towards promoting staff and student safety.Conclusions. The plans that were put in to place meant that clinical skills teaching had to be organised differently from how it was before lockdown and in a way that was safe and sustainable for future needs.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: ** From Crossref via Jisc Publications Router ** History: ppub 04-07-2020; issued 04-07-2020.
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.2478/pielxxiw-2020-0018
Date: 4 July 2020
Uncontrolled Keywords: COVID 19, COVID19, pandemic, clinical skills, lockdown, learning online
Subjects: B700 Nursing
Divisions: Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > School of Nursing and Midwifery
SWORD Depositor: JISC PubRouter
Depositing User: JISC PubRouter
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2020 08:43
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2020 09:40
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/9595

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