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We’ve finally reached 2021, where we can glance back at the past year and acknowledge 2020 as not only a year of challenge and loss but also of learning and development.
 
Looking forward, we give thanks to the incredible dedication and efficiency of our clinical nurse specialists and experienced educators. Most importantly, the nurses and carers who’ve worked around the clock to ensure residents and patients are put first, a lot of the time risking their health and welfare in the process.
the development of the clinical skills academy

“We stand proud of every single person in the field who has championed these techniques, to protect and save the lives of their patients, residents, and one another.” – Danielle Campbell

WE began the year with an interview for times radio

The discussion highlighted the training needs surrounding the administering of the COVID-19 vaccination (click here to listen).  Succeeding the podcast, I thought I’d put “pen to paper” and share some thoughts about the current climate and how the recent pandemic has caused us to look for an alternativee, safe way to support training professionals.

Operating Clinical Skills Training During COVID-19

Providing face-to-face clinical training during COVID-19 has proved challenging. While proficiency is paramount, safety and quality are more so: how is it possible to balance the two? The pandemic has presented unique challenges and has led us to ask:

Can we provide clinical skills training remotely? Can the practical elements still be delivered in a virtual setting?
 
We used this challenge as an opportunity to provide a compelling proof of concept and a clear demonstration of efficiency, safety, and value. With the advancement of virtual learning, our clinical educators have continued to deliver our CPD accredited courses to the highest standard possible by delivering classroom training over MS Teams or ZOOM. 
Further to this, learners still managed to achieve the practical elements of the course as  all the necessary training equipment required for the sessions were couriered to the hospital/homes that we were teaching. 
 
Some of the courses we delivered this way were:
  • Venepuncture
  • Tracheostomy 
  • Infection Control
  • Stoma Care
  • Catheterisation
  • Injection Administration
  • Diabetes & Insulin Administration
  • PEG Care
  • Syringe Driver
A word from our Educators
Thinking back to 2019, when we launched the Clinical Skills Academy, we did so with our patients’ needs at heart. We knew that the need for cutting edge training was – and continues to be – to inspire health care professionals with evidence-based courses and to drastically improve patient outcomes.
 
As an emerging company, we continue to encourage value and ensure we put patients and learners at the centre of everything we do. We relate indefinitely to our learners because as nurses, we’ve walked in their shoes and understand the daily challenges they face.
 
Our courses are bespoke to the organisation’s learning objectives and are offered at several levels for the healthcare community, i.e. registered nurses, healthcare support workers, advanced nurse practitioners and pharmacists.
 
Wren’s ethos is to provide the highest standards and support, for all healthcare professionals with a positive and well-resourced learning experience.

The advancement of clinical education

The clinical education journey is an extensive one and encompasses multiples steps until its optimum potential is reached. 
 
We stay focused on simplifying that journey for our educators and learners by working side-by-side with them to chip away at any challenges we face. As each step is approached strategically and executed with the patient and HCPs in mind, that’s when we see breakthroughs that can make an exponential difference in patients’ lives.
 
If your current approach to either Clinical Skills or Disease Area Training needs to be refreshed, I invite you to meet with one of our educators, either virtually or face-to-face.
 
We want to learn more about where you are in your journey and how we can help you advance in your healthcare career.
 
Please feel free to email our team via clinicalskillsacademy@wrenhealthcare.co.uk
 
Stay Safe  
danielle clinical director of nursing

DANIELLE CAMPBELL

DIRECTOR OF NURSING

“We stand proud of every single individual in the field who aims to protect and save the lives of their patients, residents, and one another.”

Danielle Campbell

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