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CDU staff play a starring role in new training videos

College of Nursing and Midwifery News

A small team from CDU’s College of Nursing and Midwifery is collaborating with Wiley Publishing on the development and creation of a new Surgical Nursing text/eBook package and series of professional training videos.

CDU staff play a starring role in new training videos
Kabir Sattarshetty - Associate Lecturer in Nursing

Wiley Product Manager, David Hobson has been working closely with CDU’s Kabir Sattarshetty and Sarah Mills on the project, recording the videos at the CDU clinical simulation laboratory in Sydney.

“A few CDU lecturers have a professional relationship with Wiley publishing, and we have been working with them on their Medical Surgical Nursing textbook,” says Kabir.

“David had put forward the idea of making some high-quality nursing videos that could be included as a useful resource in their textbook. After fruitful discussions, all parties involved realised that CDU was a perfect fit.

“Our nursing lecturers have ample experience in demonstrating clinical skills and our clinical labs accurately replicate a real-world hospital environment - perfect for filming in.”

The idea was to film clinical skills in a way that directly engaged the audience, as if they were standing in the room with the educators.

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“The goal of the project is to provide high quality instructional videos to all our nursing students that cover fundamental and advanced clinical nursing skills.

“These instructional videos will also provide insight into the industry through the eyes of experienced nurses with up-to-date clinical experience and teaching expertise.  

“We also wanted to have some short videos providing nursing tips and tricks from experienced nurses actively working in their respective specialties. 

“This opportunity to film educational videos was particularly appealing to us because it meant that our students would be able to access high quality videos of the clinical skills taught on our SIM Blocks which they could refer to whenever they needed.”

The videos will be especially beneficial to CDU nursing students as the skills videos will align with their prescribed textbook, and Simulation Block teachings.

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The videos will be included free for them to access via the CDU library, and lecturers will be able to include the videos in their Learnline modules, along with Wiley's Medical Surgical Textbook.  

“We are excited about this promising partnership with Wiley Publishing.

“High quality educational videos will offer another avenue of direct engagement with our students that's perfectly suited to online education delivery.

“Overall, it will benefit our nursing students and showcase the depth and breadth of skills, knowledge and experience our teaching staff have to offer.”

Further filming is scheduled in Darwin on the 2nd and 3rd September, providing there are no COVID-19 restrictions taking place at the time. 


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