Benefits for Academics

In a nutshell

Elsevier 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 transition to 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 singlesignon 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