Skills Demonstration

All skills follow the same format, offering an engaging and interactive way to reinforce learning.

 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

Quick Sheet
Quick Sheet
Extended Text
Extended text
Supplies
Supplies
Video

Illustrations/Images
Images
Test
Test
Checklist
Checklist

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Localised skills include:

Skill title NSQHS standard Section editor Contributor
Infection Cotrol: Masks 3 Damian Wilson Becky Ingham-Broomfield
Therapeutic Nurse–Patient Interactions 2 Damian Wilson Liz Pascoe
Blood Glucose Monitoring 9 Damian Wilson Maria Murphy
Infection Control: Aprons and Gloves 3 Damian Wilson Elfi Ashcroft
Weighing Patients NA Elizabeth Matters Becky Ingham-Broomfield
Specimen Collection: Faeces NA Natashia Scully Elizabeth Matters
Assessment: Neurological 9 Damian Wilson Sue Jackson
Clinical Handover 6 Damian Wilson Stephanie Fox
Hand Hygiene: Hand Washing 3 Damian Wilson Elfi Ashcroft
Oxygen Therapy: Nasal Cannula 9 Damian Wilson Michelle Girdler
Assessment: Cardiovascular 9 Elizabeth Matters Stephanie Fox
Medication Administration: Nasal Instillation – Drops 4 Elizabeth Matters Elfi Ashcroft
Airway: Oropharyngeal Airway Insertion 9 Damian Wilson Lise Duggan
Oxygen Therapy: Simple Face Mask 9 Damian Wilson John Wright
Pain Assessment Scales: Paediatric 9 Damian Wilson Mandy El Ali
Medication Administration: Parenteral – Intramuscular Injection 4 Elizabeth Matters Stephanie Fox
Medication Administration: Parenteral – Subcutaneous Injection 4 Elizabeth Matters Stephanie Fox
Medication Administration: Enteric – Oral Medications 4 Elizabeth Matters Charmaine Bonus
Body Temperature Measurement: Adult 9 Natashia Scully Becky Broomfield
Personal Care: Mouth Care for a Dependent Patient NA Elizabeth Matters Lucy Nyanga
Pain management: Non-pharmacological Measures – Cold Applications 9 Elizabeth Matters Sarah Kourouche
Intravenous Therapy: Initiation 4 Carrie Janerka Stephanie Fox
Intravenous Therapy: Administering Medications by Volume-controlled Administration Set (Burette) 4 Lise Duggan Colleen Ryan
Hand Hygiene: Alcohol-based Hand Rub 3 Elizabeth Matters Elfi Ashcroft
Intravenous Therapy: Solution change 4 Carrie Janerka Sarah Kourouche
Intravenous Therapy: Administration Set Change 4 Carrie Janerka Sarah Kourouche
Intravenous Therapy: Adding Medications to IV Fluid Containers 4 Lise Duggan Amanda Macri
Intravenous Therapy: Administering Medications by Piggyback or Tandem 4 Lise Duggan Colleen Ryan
Intravenous Therapy: Administering Medications by Mini-infusor or Syringe Driver 4 Lise Duggan Amanda Macri
Personal Care: Bed Bath 8 Damian Wilson Lynette Saul
Assessment: Respiratory 9 Elizabeth Matters Maria Murphy
Medication Administration: Nasal Instillation – Sprays 4 Elizabeth Matters Elfi Ashcroft
Intravenous Therapy: Fluid Balance Monitoring 4 Damian Wilson Elfi Ashcroft
Cardiac Monitoring 9 Carrie Janerka Elizabeth Matters
Electrocardiogram (ECG): 12-lead 9 Lise Duggan Elizabeth Matters
Airway: Airway Positioning 9 Ben Minnis Stephanie Fox
Personal Care: Perineal Care – Female 8 Carrie Janerka Christina Parker
Personal Care: Perineal Care – Male 8 Carrie Janerka Christina Parker
Personal Care: Assisting With Commode 9 Carrie Janerka Michelle Girdler
Personal Care: Showering 4 Carrie Janerka Michelle Girdler
Airway: Nasopharyngeal Suctioning 9 Ben Minnis Stephanie Fox
Medication Administration: Enteric – Nasogastric Tube 4 Lise Duggan Tracey Simes
Medication Administration: Enteric – PEG/PEJ Tubes 4 Lise Duggan Tracey Simes
Medication Administration: Ocular Instillation – Drops and Ointment 4 Elizabeth Matters Lise Duggan
Medication Administration: Initiation and Monitoring of Patient-Controlled Analgesia (PCA) 4 Lise Duggan Emma Herbert
Body Temperature Measurement: Paediatric 9 Damian Wilson Alison McDonald
Oxygen Therapy: Non-rebreather Mask Lise Duggan Colleen Ryan
Oxygen Therapy: Venturi System Lise Duggan Colleen Ryan
Specimen Collection: Urinalysis Carrie Janerka Christina Parker
Intravenous Therapy: Dose Calculation and Flow Regulation 4 Ben Minnis Mandy El Ali
Intravenous Therapy: Peripheral Intravenous Cannula Removal Carrie Janerka Colleen Ryan
Intravenous Therapy: Medication Bolus During Concurrent Fluid Administration 4 Ben Minnis Mandy El Ali
Intravenous Therapy: Medication Bolus Without Concurrent Fluid Administration 4 Ben Minnis Mandy El Ali
Assessment: Measuring Oxygen Saturation Carrie Janerka Colleen Ryan
Personal Care: Hair Care Carrie Janerka Helen Simpson
Personal Care: Shampooing in Bed Carrie Janerka Helen Simpson
Medication administration: Continuous Subcutaneous Infusion 4 Lise Duggan Lyn Taylor