Clinical Skills Assessment

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Module 1 - Introduction to Clinical Skills Assessment Welcome to Clinical Skills Assessment. This is a hybrid course. That means that you will do a portion of the course online and a portion of the class onsite at George Brown College in the skills practice lab. For some of you online learning may be fairly new; and for others you may be very familiar with this method of learning. Regardless of your experience with online learning, the hope is that you will find this mode of learning engaging and informative. The purpose of the online course is to provide you with the opportunity to learn about Health Assessment and to develop your online computer skills and to interact in a different way with your fellow classmates. Each week there will…show more content…
(Potter & Perry, 2011, p. 2) As a professional nurse, you need to stay informed and be aware of the most current evidence or research. (Potter & Perry, 2011, p. 2) Research helps to inform our practice and helps us to improve patient outcomes. Just as it is important for nurses to be aware of current research, it is also critical that nurses have effective and adaptable communication skills. A nurses responsibility is to effectively communicate with patients and their familles, as well as the team. Effective communication allows nurses to develop important therapeutic skills. Lastly, nursing documentation continues to be an essential and important component of health care delivery. (Potter & Perry, 2011, p. 45) This week you will be looking at research, communication and reporting and…show more content…
As such it enables health practitioners of all varieties to address healthcare questions with an evaluative and qualitative approach. EBP allows the practitioner to assess current and past research, clinical guidelines, and other information resources in order to identify relevant literature while differentiating between high-quality and low-quality findings (EBP Website) . Click here to complete the EBP learning tutorial. Activity 2: How well do you know CNO's Therapeutic Nurse-Client Relationship Standards? At the core of nursing is the therapeutic nurse-client relationship. The College's Therapeutic Nurse-Client Relationship, Revised 2006, practice standard describes the expectations for all nurses in establishing, maintaining and terminating a therapeutic relationship. Click here to complete the College of nurses of Ontario (CNO) interactive learning module on the therapeutic nurse-client relationship. Activity 3: How well do you know CNO's Documentation

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