COVID-19 resources

The CSMEN team have created the following 5 resources to aide you in your role as a healthcare professional.

Unit A: COVID-19 Helping you in your role - Self-protection
Unit B: COVID-19 Helping you in your role - Assessment and management
Unit C: COVID-19 Helping you in your role - Protecting your workplace
Unit D: COVID-19 Helping you in your role - Procedural Skills
Unit E: COVID-19 Helping you in your role - Rehearsing skills using simulation

These resources are constantly being reviewed and updated as the information changes due to the ever changing nature of this virus.

Please use the links below:

COVID-19 Helping you in your role resources

Unit A: COVID-19 Helping you in your role - Self-protection

This unit is about protecting yourself in the workplace when working with people suspected of having COVID-19. Topics covered include : health protection behaviours; hand hygiene; putting on and disposing of PPE; social distancing in the workplace; implementing self-isolation measures; and psychosocial support and wellbeing.

Unit B: COVID-19 Helping you in your role - Assessment and management

This unit is about assessment and management of suspected COVID-19 infection. Topics include : demonstrating infection control measures and communication skills​; gathering clinical information​; undertaking clinical examination, and skills linked to investigations and findings; documenting findings using relevant tools​.

Unit C: COVID-19 Helping you in your role - Protecting your workplace

This unit is about protecting your workplace when working with people suspected of having COVID-19. Topics include : how to safely decontaminate and manage clinical waste; safe manual handling​; referral pathway and routes of presentation of COVID-19​; providing guidance for patients and families.

Unit D: COVID-19 Helping you in your role - Procedural Skills

In this unit we have identified relevant procedural skills required for the assessment, diagnosis and management of a patient with suspected COVID-19 in the community, primary or secondary care settings

Unit E: COVID-19 Helping you in your role - Rehearsing skills using simulation

Upskilling practitioners and return to practice staff in healthcare pandemics can be supported in their induction by use of simulation.  Simulation can be used to develop both your confidence and competence  in technical skills such as venepuncture and IV cannulation and non-technical skills such as teamworking and leadership.​

Developing a shared mental model of the learning outcomes will help you to have a common understanding of when it is most effective and efficient to utilise simulation in preparing the workforce.