Skills Based Programme - Nurses New To The Community



To provide participants with knowledge and skills required to safely and competently carry out care for individuals in a community setting.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this skills based short course the participants will be able to:

  • discuss their roles and responsibilities within the team
  • discuss competency issues within their role
  • identify how the client care needs can be carried out safely and competently; identifying vulnerable situations, use and maintenance of equipment through risk assessment and risk management
  • describe the role of infection control, waste disposal and COSHH awareness in caring for the client
  • discuss their role in administering prescribed medicines
  • Competency will be assessed through discussion, demonstration and simulated practice in:  wound care principles, intravenous drug administration; use of the MCKinley T34 syringe driver; central venous access devices (port-a-cath, Hickman and PICC); digital rectal examination/digital removal of faeces; digital rectal stimulation; male urethral catheterisation; supra-pubic catheterisation;
  • recognise the need to obtain and retain their knowledge, skills and competency in the clinical practice of these skills


Registered nursing staff working in the community


Lecture, discussion, workshops and simulated practice



Please note you will be informed in advance if there is a direct cost to you or your organisation for your attendance at this programme.

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Sorry, there are currently no further dates scheduled for this programme. However, if you would like you may register your interest.