Advanced Skills comprises a highly interactive, visual and self-paced learning environment designed by experienced nurse educators and clinical pharmacists. It is designed to develop and assess the competencies required for safe medication practice with the more complex problem solving and calculations associated with injectable medicines therapy.
Advanced Skills provides everything required to support the continuing professional development needs of the registered practitioner.
Advanced Skills is available as a 30-day or 1-year option for healthcare providers and up to 3 years for higher education institutions.
Institution wide assessment and reporting features are not available as part of Advanced Skills Lite.
Injectable Medicines Therapy
Based upon National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) recommendations for best practice, Advanced Skills will prepare health professionals for safe IV medication practice on general and specialist wards, high dependency and intensive care units.Advanced Skills comprises 4 key learning modules:
Injectable Medicines Therapy - Assessment
The Advanced Skills assessment module provides a platform for institution-wide formative and summative assessments with detailed diagnostic feedback to the user and to the organisation. All IV problems are authentic and are typical of the broad range of complexity seen in clinical practice settings. The entire problem solving process is modelled providing a comprehensive assessment of cognitive competency with up to 25 opportunities for error in any one dosage problem.
Depending on the needs of the practitioner or organisation, assessments can feature all three modes of administration (slow IV, intermittent and continuous infusions) or focus only on one mode typical to the area in which the practitioner normally works. This means that users will not have to jump through unnecessary hoops by being subjected to problems they will likely not see in day-to-day practice.