December 2014 - elearning for healthcare
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Preventing Falls in Hospitals

Posted on: December 18th, 2014 by Frankie No Comments

We are proud to announce that there is a new course available in the Preventing Falls in Hospitals programme: CareFall: Reducing inpatient falls risk factors and post fall management.

The aim of this course is to give you the knowledge to identify risk factors for inpatient falls and how to reduce them, to give guidance on safely moving patients if they have fallen and how to assess them for a serious injury. It has primarily been developed for foundation level doctors working in acute or community hospitals, but other staff members with an interest in falls risk reduction are welcome to use it.

Please note that this course has been developed in Flash and will therefore not run on mobile devices.

The Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ-3™) and the 2-year review e-learning modules are now available!

Posted on: December 8th, 2014 by Frankie No Comments

All Health Visitors in England will need to be using the ASQ-3™ as part of 2-year health reviews by April 2015. The Department of Health is developing a population measure to show child development at 2-2½ years. The data for this will be collected using the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ-3™) which is a parent completed tool. To support Health Visiting teams in preparing for this now, elearning sessions have been developed for Health Visitors and Nursery Nurses by HEE, the Department of Health, elearning for healthcare and the University of Hertfordshire. They are in two parts, each taking 30 minutes and incorporate video clips from real-life 2 to 21/2 year reviews and cover the practicalities of using the ASQ-3™.

National VTE Prevention Programme

Posted on: December 1st, 2014 by Frankie No Comments

The NHS England National VTE Prevention Programme has worked in partnership with Health Education England to develop a comprehensive suite of elearning modules aimed at Primary Care, undergraduates and commissioners.

Launched at the recent Patient First Conference on 26 November 2014, the VTE elearning programme sets out to raise awareness of the need for all healthcare professionals to recognize the signs and symptoms of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) and the levers that can be used to drive best practice when it comes to VTE prevention and improved outcomes for patients.

The National VTE Prevention Programme has also signed up former England International Goalkeeper Paul Robinson to help raise awareness of VTE after he followed a near fatal blood clot on his lung last year. The video in which Paul speaks about his experience has been produced in partnership with NHS Choices and illustrates why ongoing VTE education is so important. Speaking about its release, Paul Robinson said:

“I hope that me telling my story really makes people think and that it helps even a few.”

The elearning modules are freely accessible to anyone with an NHS email address via the elearning for healthcare website:

elfh is a NHS England programme in partnership with the NHS and professional bodies