Journal article

Teaching and learning about skills in minor surgery.

Debra Nestel, Roger Kneebone, Jane Kidd

J Clin Nurs | Published : 2003


The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of a scenario-based approach to learning minor surgery skills. After learning component technical skills for ellipse excision and wound closure, nurses were provided with an opportunity to integrate these skills with communication skills and contextual factors in a quasi-clinical environment. Feasibility was assessed using observation of procedures and a group interview with participants, simulated patients and tutors. The scenario-based approach to teaching and learning about technical and communication skills proved feasible and was valued by participants in this course on minor surgery. Although all participants expressed anxiety about i..

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