YouTube is great for looking at the latest music videos, people falling off skate boards or cat's making funny noises. However, a new study has found that YouTube might have a found a seat at the round table when it comes to clinical skills education!
The study looked at 25 hours of online YouTube educational material in relation to 10 common clinical skills. In consultation with novice practitioners, nurses in the first year of their university diploma programme, the study identified ten common clinical skills that typically students would explore in more detail or would wish to revisit outside of the formal teaching environment. For each of these topics, the study viewed each of the first 10 videos on the YouTube website.