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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; donning and doffing 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; skills linked to investigations and findings; documenting findings using relevant tools and patient management skills using best evidence.
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; and providing guidance for patients and families.
To support the skills bundles, CSMEN have also developed two units on how to enhance practitioner skills using simulation.
Skills for Practitioners
Unit D: COVID-19 Helping you in your role - Procedural Skills using Simulation
This unit is about learning the 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 using simulation.
Unit E: COVID-19 Helping you in your role - Rehearsing Skills using Simulation
Simulation can be used to develop confidence and competence in technical skills such as venepuncture and IV cannulation and non-technical skills such as teamworking and leadership. This unit describes the important stages involved in simulation and provides scenarios for practising in different settings with COVID-19. The development of a shared mental model of the learning outcomes will help practitioners have a common understanding of when it is most effective and efficient to utilise use simulation in preparing the workforce.