BMJ Learning Hospital Collection offers e-learning modules that address critical areas
Multi-professional teams can learn using a mixture of 3D animation, audio, images,
text and clinical cases,
all peer-reviewed and regularly updated to reflect the very latest guidance.
- Basic practical skills: venepuncture and phlebotomy1
- This module takes you through a safe technique for performing venepuncture and covers
the basic anatomy and contraindications relevant to the procedure.
- Basic practical skills: peripheral intravenous cannulation2
- Learn a safe, methodical approach to peripheral intravenous cannulation, and recognise
the basic components of cannulas and their different gauges.
- Basic practical skills: how to perform an ECG3
- Learn what the ECG measures and what the traces represent, acquire a methodical approach
to accurate 12-lead ECG recording, and be able to recognise the diverse range of indications
for ECG recording. With multimedia video.
- Basic practical skills: peak flow measurement4
- Learn how to measure and interpret PEFR values in relation to personal bests and predicted
values, and understand the relevance of PEFR to respiratory assessment, particularly
in relation to asthma.
- Basic practical skills: female urethral catheterisation5
- Learn how to perform female catheterisation, and gain an understanding of the anatomy
of the female urinary system and, therefore, be able to troubleshoot difficulties
when catheterising. With multimedia video.
- Basic practical skills: male urethral catheterisation6
- Learn how to safely perform male catheterisation, understand the anatomy of the male
urinary system, and be able to troubleshoot difficulties when catheterising. With
- Basic practical skills: nasogastric tube insertion7
- Basic practical skills - nasogastric tube insertion
- Basic practical skills: practical suturing techniques8
- This module shows how to perform various suturing techniques. With multimedia video.
- Basic practical skills: surgical instruments9
- Learn appropriate use of surgical instruments, as well as developing the ability to
handle them with dexterity. Plus safety practices of handling surgical instruments.