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TEL News March 2020

Posted on: March 31st, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

This month’s edition of TEL News includes details of the new Coronavirus e-learning programme and the resources created in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic.

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Project Nightingale – We need your help

Posted on: March 25th, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

The COVID-19 pandemic creates threats and uncertainties of a magnitude that is difficult to grasp. It requires a radical response, the likes of which the NHS has never seen, or contemplated, before.

NHS is looking to open a brand new hospital in the Excel Centre as part of the fight back against COVID-19, Project Nightingale.

It is expected to admit its first patients early next week, with more capacity being created in response to patient need, which will provide much needed critical care capacity for NHS hospitals. The facility is expecting to be open to approximately 500 patients from next week, with a plan to scale up significantly. This cannot be done without help from the health and care workforce, who play such an important role to play in fighting this virus.

In order to maximise the expertise of critical care clinicians, the NHS have developed content for a programme to rapidly upskill all staff and volunteers who will support the work at NHS Nightingale. If you have experience delivering education, we need you, and we would ask that you consider joining the team in London.

Some of the content will be delivered virtually, which may be more suitable for those who are currently self- isolating but have the skills to help.

This training programme begins on Thursday 26th March, so there is great urgency in this request. If you cannot join the training faculty this week, we still want to hear from you, as this programme will be running over several weeks.

Hotel accommodation and food will be provided, plus all travel expenses reimbursed. Self-employed people will be paid in line with NHS Agenda for Change.

If you have any capacity to help, please complete the form by clicking on this link and you will be contacted within the next 24 hours.

Coronavirus programme is now available via AICC

Posted on: March 24th, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

The free, open access programme includes key materials to help the entire UK health and care workforce, including those working in the NHS, the independent sector and social care respond to the Coronavirus pandemic.

AICC information: For those organisations that use our AICC functionality to launch our sessions on their own organisation’s Learning Management System (LMS), AICC Links to the sessions are now available on the following link:
https://portal.e-lfh.org.uk/home/aiccreport.  (In the programme section clear the list by unselecting ‘All Programmes’ and then specifically click on the ‘Coronavirus COVID-19’ programme to restrict the list).

The Coronavirus programme currently includes limited resources, but we will add more content in the coming days and weeks. The additional content will include new sessions and content curated from different sources such as existing HEE e-LfH sessions and materials from other organisations including NHS England and NHS Improvement or the World Health Organization.  For more information about the programme visit: www.e-lfh.org.uk/coronavirus.

For any assistance on using these links via AICC, please contact our support

desk support@e-lfh.org.uk.

Free, open access to COVID-19 e-learning programme for entire UK health and care workforce

Posted on: March 24th, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has created an e-learning programme in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic that is free to access, without logging in*, for the entire UK health and care workforce, including those working in the NHS, the independent sector and social care.

The programme includes key materials to help the health and care workforce respond to Coronavirus.

The Coronavirus programme currently includes limited resources, but we will add more content in the coming days and weeks. The additional content will include new sessions and content curated from different sources such as existing HEE e-LfH sessions and materials from other organisations such as NHS England and NHS Improvement or the World Health Organization.

Content in the Coronavirus programme currently includes:

  • Essential Guidance from the NHS, Government and WHO
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Personal Protection Equipment
  • Critical Care Resources
  • RCGP learning
  • Invasive Ventilation
  • Intensive Care Medicine
  • Anaesthesia
  • Induction of International and Returning GPs
  • Statutory and Mandatory Training

HEE e-LfH has removed the requirement to log in to access the Coronavirus (COVID-19) programme to make it as easy as possible for the health and care workforce to access the learning resources. However, be aware that accessing the content without logging in means that your learning activity won’t be tracked and you won’t create a learning record. If you wish to have a learning record to demonstrate your compliance you will need to have an e-LfH account and be logged in. You can register for an e-LfH account using any email address.

For more information about the programme, which is free for the health and care workforce to access without the need to register, visit www.e-lfh.org.uk/coronavirus .

Another HEE resource, SCRIPT e-learning, is now freely available to anyone with a NHS email address. For more information visit www.safepresciber.org, email info@safeprescriber.org and or follow @safeprescriber on Twitter.

Health Literacy

Posted on: March 19th, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) and Health Education England (HEE) have collaborated to develop a new, free e-learning module for people working in health and care to understand the role health literacy plays in the health and social care systems.

Health literacy is about people having enough knowledge, understanding, skills and confidence to use health information, to be active partners in their care, and to navigate health and social care systems. Therefore, to access, assess and apply health information, people need to be health literate. People working in health and social care need to be aware of health literacy and of the techniques that can help to increase understanding.

The e-learning resource takes about 30 mins to complete. At the end of the module learners will know why health literacy is important and how to use some simple techniques including TeachBack, chunk and check, using pictures and simple language to improve communication and check understanding with others. After each section learners complete an action plan detailing how they plan to use the techniques in practice. This plan can be used as evidence of learning in appraisals or professional portfolios.

This e-learning resource is pitched educationally as an introduction to health literacy, why it is important and the core techniques that can be used to improve health literacy. The resource supports a more blended approach to learning and spreading awareness of health literacy, building on the NES resource in The Health Literacy Place and HEE’s health literacy toolkit .

For more information about the free Health Literacy e-learning programme, including details on how to access, visit https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/health-literacy/.

Health Education England (HEE) has developed a live streaming in Postgraduate Medical Education survey.

Posted on: March 12th, 2020 by Alex Drinkall

Health Education England (HEE) has developed a survey to research the opinions and experiences of doctors in England around the use of live streaming in Postgraduate Medical Education.

You are invited to complete this survey if you:

  • are based in England
  • have completed a medical degree/postgraduate medical qualification
  • have also completed at least one year of postgraduate medical training that qualifies you to hold a licence to practice medicine in the UK.

All doctors are invited to complete the survey whether they have experience of live streaming or not.

The information collected in this survey will be used to support HEE to conduct research and development work in this area.

This survey should take around 15 minutes to complete. The closing date for responses is midnight on Friday 3 April 2020.

The survey can be found here: https://healtheducationyh.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/live-streaming-in-pgme-final.

How can a new radiology trainee approach the level of knowledge required to complete the Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists (FRCR) examinations and core radiology training?

Posted on: March 12th, 2020 by Alex Drinkall

The knowledge and skills required are broad, but the trainee is also required to know them in detail. Add to this the fact that much of this knowledge is new, as radiology, particularly the physics, is not well covered during medical school or foundation training. There is so much to cover, with so many possible resources out there. Books provide a lot of information, but can be difficult to digest and retain, and can become out of date quickly in such an ever-changing field. There are many online resources, but it is hard to know which to trust.

Dr Mark PhillipsThe Radiology Integrated Training Initiative (R-ITI) was developed by the Royal College of Radiologists in collaboration with Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare to address this issue. I have used it throughout my training and have been successful in all of my FRCR exams on first attempt and have progressed from core training into sub-specialty training satisfactorily.

The R-ITI modules cover all the required knowledge of the curriculum, and practical skills such as procedures. The interactive nature makes them more engaging, which is essential for long revision sessions! They also undergo regular review and updates, so as to remain relevant.

If you are finding the prospect of tackling the entirety of the FRCR syllabus daunting, then I would highly recommend looking at the R-ITI modules on offer, as a way of breaking it down into more manageable blocks. Alternatively, you may have a specific topic in your subspecialty interest that you have been struggling with, in which case you may wish to check the R-ITI library for an interactive module to help you.

Whatever your need, check with R-ITI first.

 

For more information about R-ITI, including details on how to access, visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/radiology/.

Now live - Critical Care Intravenous Therapy e-learning programme

Posted on: March 5th, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare has worked with Capital Nurse, Royal College of Nursing, the Critical Care Networks in North West London, North East and North Central London and South London to develop an e-learning programme on the administration of intravenous (IV) medication in critical care.

The programme has been developed to deliver standardised teaching on the administration of intravenous (IV) medication in critical care, to reduce variation in teaching and reduce the need to repeat training for nurses and other healthcare practitioners (HCP).

The e-learning delivers the theory component in the overall Pan London Critical Care Intravenous Therapy competency process established in London. Successful completion of these e-learning sessions will ensure nurses and HCPs are ready for their practical clinical assessment.

Once all elements of the competency are completed the holder of a Pan London Critical Care Intravenous Therapy competency will be able to administer IV medication without the requirement to repeat the entire assessment process.

The e-learning programme has been developed for London-based nurses and HCPs delivering care and IV medications to critically ill and injured patients. Staff elsewhere in the country should consult their local critical care policies or education team to ensure this e-learning package is recognised within local arrangements.

There are prerequisites and instructions for learners available here.

The course consists of six knowledge sessions and one eAssessment:

  • Intravenous Vasoactive Medication
  • Sedatives Analgesia and Paralysing Agents
  • Electrolytes
  • Antiarrhythmic Medication – Amiodarone
  • Other Important IV Medications
  • Communication and Human Factors
  • Critical Care IV Therapy – eAssessment

    For more information about the programme, including details on how to access, please visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/critical-care-intravenous-therapy/.

Embedding public health into clinical services e-learning programme now live

Posted on: March 5th, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare has worked in partnership with Public Health England and NHS England and NHS Improvement to develop an e-learning programme to help embed public health in clinical services.

There has been a growing interest in public health by health and care professionals, and the policy framework is placing increasing priority on prevention, NHS services have traditionally been established to provide specialist treatment rather than prevention.

This e-learning programme is intended to support leaders and service managers to guide their teams through the process of re-designing services to support prevention.

Designed as a 5-step process, the programme provides a practical toolkit of useful resources to help individuals and multidisciplinary teams identify their unique contribution to implement quality improvement initiatives to transform services.

The e-learning content is pragmatic and iterative, recognising the competing pressures on front line teams. The tools and resources highlighted can be useful in more than one stage of the 5-step process and will be inter-dependent with wider improvement initiatives.

For more information about the e-learning programme, including details on how to access, please visit https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/embedding-public-health-into-clinical-services/.

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