School of Health Sciences

Learning Resources

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  • Aseptic Non-Touch Technique
    Introduces the concept of ANTT, used to prevent infection during clinical procedures; includes a video demonstration.



  • Dyslexia and Workplace Learning 
    Recent legislation means that educational establishments must make reasonable adjustments for disabled students, which includes students with dyslexia.



  • Glove use 
    Explains the appropriate use of gloves in a clinical environment


  • Hand Hygiene
    This learning object demonstrates, through streaming video clips, practical hand hygiene techniques for infection control in healthcare settings. There are also interactive self-assessment quizzes.

  • Hand Hygiene Guidelines 
    Resource covering all aspects of hand washing.

  • Heart Failure 
    This RLO deals with the pathophysiology of heart failure, drug treatments, and nursing management.

  • Home hazards 
    Presents a reconstructed scene of a home visited by a health visitor; the student seeks areas of concern identified by the health visitor.

  • Home Visiting 
    This RLO outlines the significance of home visiting as an essential component in a programme of formal health care, and contains realistic exercises based on home interiors.


  • Intramuscular and Subcutaneous Injections 
    This package is currently going though a consultation process, please review the content with caution
    The infomation contained within this package is to support the timetabled sessions and does not attempt to replace supervised practice.
    Please also see:
    - Principles of safe drug administration.
    - Infection control.
    - COSHH Sharps use and disposal - revise Sharps Policy Technique.
    - Practice is available in the clinical skills centre.
  • Introduction to portfolios and their uses


  • Management Workbook 
    Promoting the Development and Understanding of Management Issues for Pre-Registration Nurses. This work book has been developed for pre-registration nurse to promote and develop understanding of management Issues.

  • Manual Blood Pressure Overview (video) 
    Manual Blood Pressure Overview (video) - thanks to Kate Foley and Joe Klakus.

  • Measuring blood pressure 
    The first section of this tutorial is a video of blood pressure measurement.The remainder of this tutorial allows you to test your accuracy by recording 34 blood pressure values and comparing your results with those obtained by 24 experienced observers. You will find a range of falling columns and sounds that correspond to the variety found in clinical practice. The tutorial was produced by the University of Aberdeen's Medi-CAL Unit.

  • Measuring blood pressure sitting/lying and standing 
    Describes the procedure for measuring the blood pressure of a patient who is lying down or sitting, followed by measurement when the patient is standing up.

  • My House, My Rights 
    This package takes an interactive journey through the house of an individual with learning disabilities. In each room the learner is challenged by some of the ways that the rights of individuals with LD are often disregarded by HCPs within their own homes.



  • Oxygen Equipment Resource 
    This resource has been created to assist Student and Qualified Nurses within the practice setting to understand the equipment available for the administration of Oxygen Therapy.


  • Peak Flow Procedure 
    Peak Flow (PF) is a simple and commonly used measurement of lung function. Peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) is defined as " The maximum flow achievable from a forced expiration starting at full inspiration with an open glottis" (British Thoracic Society and Association of Respiratory Technicians and Physiologists 1994). This is recorded in litres per minute.

  • Peripheral Nervous System Examination 
    Peripheral Nervous System Examination

  • Pressure 
    Introducing basic concepts of physical pressure, with particular reference to the role of pressure in healthcare situations.



  • Urine Testing by 'Dipstick' Method 
    This package is designed as an introduction to dipstick urine testing. It is aimed at all health professionals who will be performing this task.
    It covers:
    - Reasons for performing urinalysis
    - The equipment used
    - Method of performing the test
    - Results interpretation
    - Types of urine samples


  • The Physiology of Wound Healing 
    This presentation, with voiceover, has the following learning outcomes:
    - Differentiate between epidermal regeneration and dermal repair
    - Recognise the structure and function of skin
    - Understand the complex sequence of events that occur during the process of acute wound healing
    - Apply this knowledge and related theories to the clinical setting

    This resource can be used in conjunction with the learning object Chronic Wound Assessment.


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