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This series of videos were filmed in the Clinical Skills Lab at Addenbrooke's Hospital during the summer and autumn of 2002. They are designed as back-up to the clinical skills sessions for clinical students. They can also act as revision aids for students further on in the course, and other medical and nursing staff.

To play the videos you will need Real Player, available from (Make sure you get the free copy of the player. You will also need some headphones or speakers. The videos are optimised for broadband or better connection.

The skills shown in the following videos follows the Addenbrooke's hospital guidelines in force at the time of filming. The skills shown are based on but do not necessarily follow national guidelines.

These videos have been produced as a learning aid for students at the University of Cambridge Clinical School. They are not intended as a substitute for medical training, and do not make you competent to perform the skill on patients. Accessing and using the information contained in these videos is entirely at your own risk. The Addenbrookes NHS Trust, the University of Cambridge and all other parties involved in the preparation of these videos make no warranties as to the accuracy of the information contained in the videos, and shall not be liable for any damage caused to you or any third party, whether directly or indirectly, as a result of the use of such information.

Please note: All the skills are shown as they should be performed on adults. Paediatric skills will be different.

See also the Clinical Skills Unit's homepage.


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