e4Equipment is an e-learning resource for clinical staff to ensure their medical equipment knowledge is relevant and up-to-date. Launched in 2010, the project was initially set up by NHS Training for Innovation (TFI) in partnership with HEE e-Learning for Healthcare; it is maintained by HEE e-Learning for Healthcare, and endorsed by the National Association of Medical Device Educators and Trainers (NAMDET).
Aimed at all healthcare professionals within NHS Trusts, e4Equipment provides high quality training in the safe and effective use of medical equipment technology. The resource can be integrated into existing training programmes and complemented by practical workshops. Content has been based on best practice advice.
The development process has included consultation with medical equipment trainers, and national bodies such as the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, National Health Service Improvement (Patient Safety), Care Quality Commission, National Health Service Litigation Authority and Standards for Better Health.
e4Equipment is available in easy to use bite-sized chunks of e-learning that can be accessed at a time and place that suits.