Skills DAY

skills day for new practice nurses


This intensive skills day for new practice nurses is focussed on the practical skills required for practice nursing. It is ideally suited to the nurse who wants to build confidence and refresh core skills. It is a hands on day in our skills lab delivered by current practice nurses who focus on the practical realities of getting the job done - not just the classroom theory. Delegates get the opportunity to practice taking manual blood pressures, venepuncture, and giving commonly administered injections. They will be introduced to consultation documentation, templates, QOF reporting, prescriptions, blood forms, current formulary for dressings and wound care management.   

This interactive course will enable the delegates to practice one-to-one consultations - exploring lots of different scenarios. To complete the training day we will explore interview techniques, possible interview questions and confidence building.

All delegates are issued a practice nurse manual, and certificates of attendance from Practice Nurse Training. Lunch and refreshments are provided.

This course can be taken as a standalone day or as part of our three day Introduction to Practice Nursing Course. For more details please click here

For details of the skills day course see below

Topics covered:

ECG's - practical guide

Dressings - wound care

Venepuncture - vacutain system (Synthetic skin/veins)


Contraception consultation

Blood Pressure Reviews

Swabs - wounds, MRSA, Vaginal swabs

Minor Injuries

Heights and Weights

Assist with Coil Fittings (demonstration)

Vaccination/Injections - Influenza, Shingles, Pneumonia, Vitamin B12 injections

Measure and order compression hosiery

Overview of Pill Checks / HRT Checks

Contraceptive injection

Prostap injection

Whooping cough vaccination (for pregnant women)

Role play / consultation scenarios / interview techniques

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