St George's opens new Clinical Skills Practice Room as part of Education Transformation project
As a St George’s alum, you will know first-hand the value of practicing procedures before interacting with patients, and how it can help students develop essential skills for their future careers. At St George’s, we understand the importance of giving our students access to equipment that allows them to practice a broad range of clinical procedures. We are delighted to announce that we have now opened our new Clinical Skills Practice Room to help address this need.
This new space includes new equipment and furniture, including resuscitation, blood pressure, pelvic, rectal and breast examination equipment, ECG machines, neuro kits, and manikins i.e. antenatal manikins, to help students practice their clinical skills. Additional equipment, such as ear and eye examination equipment, catheterisation equipment, skeletons, stop clocks and charts have also been provided for students to use.
The opening of this refurbished space was made possible thanks to funding from our Education Transformation Project. The generosity of alumni in our 2022 Telephone Campaign has also helped fund an antenatal manikin, which will facilitate the teaching and training of clinical procedures for pregnant women.
Director of Education Operations and Programme Management, Noreen Kassem, says:
“The newly refurbished clinical practice space will provide our students access to specialist medical equipment to facilitate and enhance their clinical skills practice. The modernised larger space will be accessible for students on weekdays and on weekends to provide flexibility and open access outside of teaching hours. A special thanks to the St Georges Alumni for their generosity and raising funds for an essential specialist antenatal manikin for the new space which will be invaluable for so many of our students.”
This new space will provide a secure, flexible, and self-directed learning environment for students receiving clinical skills teaching as part of their course. The space has been improved based on student and staff feedback and now includes increased space capacity, better quality equipment, enhanced security, and improved access facilities.
We hope that this new resource will be a valuable tool for students to practice and improve their clinical skills.