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From The “Cot in the corner”

Vasey, Jackie and Currell, Karen (2008) From The “Cot in the corner”. In: 2nd Children & Young People’s Nursing Clinical Skills Conference: Striving for excellence, 18 July 2008, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Cardiff University. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    This concurrent session aims to reflect on the development of a “Flexible learning space” in
    the University of Huddersfield. Following last years conference, I returned to Huddersfield
    with renewed enthusiasm regarding children’s clinical skills provision. Whilst Huddersfield
    has excellent skills facilities, we literally had “the cot in the corner” in terms of child skills
    provision.

    Since last year we have developed a flexible learning space, which is not ideal, but has
    some clear advantages. The area is an extra large classroom, where theory is delivered,
    with a mini children’s skills area incorporated. This includes a cot, full traction bed, platform
    and incubator and child specific documentation. The room is fully equipped with relevant
    equipment, including Sim baby and other lower fidelity manikins that can be used for
    simulation. Theory can be delivered and interrupted at any time by demonstration of
    skills/simulation linked to the subject being taught.

    A one dimensional model of a children’s ward has also been devised to enable students to
    demonstrate how they would manage a ward, in terms of allocating bed spaces and health
    and safety issues, for example.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
    R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
    Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
    School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Applied Childhood Studies
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    Depositing User: Graham Stone
    Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2009 13:32
    Last Modified: 04 Jan 2011 10:48
    URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/4627

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