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Table 2 Skills maintenance and acquisition on placement

From: Student nurses’ career intentions following placements in general practice through the advanced training practices scheme (ATPS): findings from an online survey

QuestionsN (%)
Which existing skills were you able to practice on placement?
 Technical skills (top 5 answers):
  1) Injection technique(s)71 (79)
  2) Manual blood pressure (BP) measurement69 (77)
  3) Wound care/assessment/dressing69 (77)
  4) Holistic 1:1 patient care65 (72)
  5) Administration of medication65 (72)
 Non-technical skills (top 5 answers):
  1) Increased understanding of long-term conditions (LTCs)76 (84)
  2) Patient assessment71(79)
  3) Health promotion/education advice71(79)
  4) Patient consultation69 (77)
  5) Communication69 (77)
Which new skills did you develop?
 1) Management of LTCs e.g. diabetes76 (84)
 2) Patient assessment76 (84)
 3) Health promotion/education advice relating to managing LTCs71 (79)
 4) Consultation skills69 (77)
 5) Increased knowledge of different medications relating to LTCs64 (71)