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NHS Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening Programme

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The NHS Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening Programme aims to reduce premature deaths from ruptured AAAs among men aged 65 and over by up to 50% through early detection, appropriate follow-on tests and referral for potential treatment.

It offers all men an ultrasound scan of the abdomen during the year they turn 65 while men over 65 who have not previously been tested can self-refer for screening.

Screening technician e-learning

This module consists of two units and has been designed to help support the same units in the Diploma for Health Screeners (abdominal aortic aneurysm).

These are also the e-learning units for knowledge assessment for the reaccreditation of existing qualified screening technicians.

Learners must complete the quiz at the end of each unit, the pass rate is 90%.

Read a brief description of each unit within this module:  

Unit 1 Principles of AAA screening and treatment

Enables learners to develop knowledge and understanding of the main principles related to abdominal aortic aneurysm screening and treatment options for abdominal aortic aneurysm.

Unit 2 Principles of ultrasound for AAA

Provides a basic understanding of the principles of ultrasound for imaging the abdominal aorta within a screening environment.

Clinical skills trainer e-learning

This module consists of seven units.

There is a quiz at the end of the clinical units, the pass rate is 90%.

Read a brief description of each unit within this module:  

Unit 1 Giving feedback and handling difficult conversations

Equips CSTs with the skills to deal with a failing trainee. This unit covers the principles of giving feedback and having difficult conversations.

Unit 2 Communication skills  for NAAASP

Equips the student with the knowledge to develop their communication skills.

Unit 3 The NHS Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme

Provides trainee clinical skills trainers an understanding of NAAASP including the different staff groups, the screening process, the importance of reports, standards and key performance indicators.

Unit 4 Mentoring and assessing in NAAASP

Enables clinical skills trainers to mentor and assess trainee screening technicians in NAAASP

Unit 5 Health knowledge screening module

Helps experienced practitioners expand their teaching methods, and get novices up to speed on the evaluation and delivery of screening. The first part covers evidence about screening, and the second part comprises four further chapters covering skills relating to application of this evidence in daily practice.

Unit 6 Principles of AAA screening and treatment

Enables learners to develop knowledge and understanding of the main principles related to abdominal aortic aneurysm screening and treatment options for abdominal aortic aneurysm.

Unit 7 Principles of ultrasound

Provides a basic understanding of the principles of ultrasound for imaging the abdominal aorta within a screening environment.

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