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TEL News October 2020

Posted on: October 30th, 2020 by Leanne Hargreaves No Comments

October’s issue of TEL News includes details of new and updated content on the Coronavirus programme and news of additional resources contributed to the Learning Hub. There is also details of a new Freedom to Speak Up programme plus new content added to the Radiation Protection for Cardiology programme.

Read the full issue of October’s TEL News.

New Anaesthesia video tutorials

Posted on: October 30th, 2020 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

A collection of video tutorials for trainee anaesthetists that have been developed by the North West School of Anaesthesia are now available on the Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) Hub.

The Self-IsolAting Virtual Education (SAVEd) project was developed to support the ongoing education and professional development of trainees who have been unable to complete face-to-face training during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The videos, which were created by trainees who were asked to shield or self-isolate after working in COVID-19 areas, cover a range of topics including anatomy, physics and pharmacology and are mapped to the Royal College of Anaesthetists’ curriculum.

To date, 96 tutorials have been developed and viewed more than 7,600 times by trainee anaesthetists.

These videos have now been uploaded to the elearning for healthcare Hub under e-LA National Teaching Repository (North West School of Anaesthesia).

For more information about the SAVEd project, please visit https://mmacc.uk/nw-anaesthesia/saved.





e-Learning programme available to support health and care workers in identifying and responding to child sexual exploitation

Posted on: October 29th, 2020 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

elearning programme available to Support Health and Care Workers in Identifying and Responding to Child Sexual Exploitation

Healthcare Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) worked in partnership with Brook, the leading young person’s sexual health and wellbeing charity, to update existing elearning resources designed to support educators, health and care professionals and community workers in identifying victims of child sexual exploitation (CSE).

About the elearning programme

The CSE elearning programme aims to build the skills and confidence required by educators, health and care professionals and community workers to identify child victims of exploitation, respond to disclosures and take action if they suspect a young person is at risk.

elearning modules within the programme include:

Module 1: What is CSE?
Module 2: Spotting the signs
Module 3: Safeguarding young people.

On average, each CSE elearning module takes 15 minutes to complete, delivered in interactive formats. You can also test your knowledge at the end of a module and gain access to a resource bank to support you in your work.

About Brook
Through clinical services, digital support, counselling and relationship and sex education, Brook supports young people to take charge of their sexual health and wellbeing.
Brook aims to develop health and care professionals’ skills and confidence to deliver the high-quality services young people need and deserve.

How to access the elearning
You can learn more about the Child Sexual Exploitation elearning programme here: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/child-sexual-exploitation/.
The Child Sexual Exploitation Programme is also available to the health and care workforce via AICC and the Electronic Staff Record (ESR).

New e-learning programme will help physiotherapists treat patients with respiratory problems including COVID-19

Posted on: October 29th, 2020 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has worked in partnership with the University of Southampton, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust and University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust to develop a free Respiratory Physiotherapy elearning programme to support physiotherapists treating patients with respiratory conditions, including COVID-19.

The sessions are designed to support existing and newly qualified physiotherapists who want to update their respiratory knowledge and skills to help prepare them for working in daily and emergency out of hours respiratory care.

The programme includes an introduction to respiratory assessment and the clinical reasoning process, plus more detailed modules about auscultation, chest x-rays and arterial blood gas analysis, which play a significant part in assessment and help to analyse a patient’s respiratory problems.

Further topics covered are:

  • Oxygen therapy
  • Humidification
  • Manual techniques
  • Active Cycle of Breathing Technique (ACBT)
  • Incentive spirometry
  • Suction
  • Tracheostomies
  • Intermittent Positive Pressure Breathing (IPPB)
  • Mechanical insufflation: exsufflation MI:E cough assist
  • Non-invasive ventilation.

There is also a paediatric module which covers the differences in anatomy and physiology when assessing and treating an infant.

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

Management of burns - e-learning available for paramedics

Posted on: October 28th, 2020 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

As we approach Guy Fawkes Day, otherwise known as Bonfire Night on Thursday 5 November, paramedics and ambulance services staff may be interested in the management of burns module, part of the paramedics elearning programme.

Written by paramedic Harriet Ashman and edited by burn specialist nurse Krissie Stiles for the College of Paramedics, this elearning is aimed at all emergency care workers dealing with burn injuries in a prehospital setting.

For background information, there is also a Paramedic Insight podcast available on all major platforms in which Harriet discusses the topic with College of Paramedics CPD Lead Gary Strong.

What can I expect from the elearning?
Developed by Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) and the College of Paramedics, the management of burns module is comprised of interactive learning experiences that are accessible on different mobile devices.

Each session within the module takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. By completing the module, you will achieve greater understanding of the pathophysiology, assessment and immediate management of burn injuries and contribute to your Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Accessing the elearning
You can learn more about the management of burns for paramedics’ module at: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/paramedics.

Feedback sought on Coronavirus programme

Posted on: October 27th, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

HEE elearning for healthcare has created ten surveys to gather feedback from users on its Coronavirus elearning programme.  The programme launched in March 2020 and is freely available to all colleagues working in the NHS, independent sector and social care. The surveys are aimed at all health and care professionals and take just five minutes to complete:

Care Certificate sessions re-designed to support mobile phone users

Posted on: October 26th, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has worked with Care Certificate leads in Health Education England and Skills for Care to ensure the Care Certificate elearning sessions are easy to access on a mobile phone. The re-design was initiated by feedback from learners and educational leads and reflects the different ways our users are now accessing learning.

The Care Certificate programme is a set of core standards that health and social care support workers adhere to during their daily working life.

The elearning programme underpins the theoretical learning for each standard, and there are also scenarios which support its completion in a wide range of care settings.

Designed with the unregistered workforce in mind, the Care Certificate was developed to provide standardised, structured learning at the beginning of a career in care.   This aims to ensure that care workers have the same introduction to fundamental skills, knowledge and behaviours to support the provision of compassionate, safe, quality care to the individuals in their care.

The re-designed sessions include the same learning objectives and content as the previous versions and are suitable for learners accessing the resource on a desktop, laptop and tablet as well as on a mobile phone.

More information about the Care Certificate elearning programme is available here.

Updates to the Foundation e-learning programme

Posted on: October 26th, 2020 by Hannah Denness No Comments

elfh has worked with the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges to update three sessions within the Foundation elearning programme.

The Foundation elearning programme is a free elearning resource for Foundation doctors.

All sessions are mapped directly to the 2016 Foundation Curriculum and the material is approved by UKFPO.

The following sessions have recently been updated:

  • An Underperforming Colleague – What To Do
  • Audit
  • Mental Health Act
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Stress – Bullying

For more information about the programme, including access details, visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/foundation-programme/

SCRIPT – supporting safer prescribing practices in primary and secondary care settings

Posted on: October 26th, 2020 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

The SCRIPT elearning programme provides portfolios of modules specifically for healthcare professionals working in primary and secondary care settings.

The European Association for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (EACPT) Working Group on education reviewed different types of digital learning used to teach rational prescribing and assessed their effect on learner-related and clinically relevant outcomes.

The EACPT working group concluded that“elearning is the most-used type of digital learning for safe and effective prescribing education and is efficacious in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate prescribers the required knowledge, skills, and attitudes”.

SCRIPT modules cover a range of topics relating to prescribing, therapeutics and medicines safety and are categorised into different themes. Modules are suitable for any prescriber or anybody in training to be a prescriber, for example. foundation trainees, undergraduate medical students, doctors and non-medical prescribers.

Themes include:

  • Principles of prescribing
  • Prescribing in medical emergencies
  • Prescribing in special circumstances
  • Therapeutic groups

Each module takes approximately 60 minutes to complete. All course materials have been authored by a team of expert healthcare professionals and are regularly reviewed and updated.

What are the benefits in using the SCRIPT elearning programmes?

  • Safer prescribing
    SCRIPT enhances knowledge and confidence in prescribing correctly, improving patient safety, therapeutics and medicines management.
  • Professional development
    Certificates are made available on completion of a module, which can be used for online learning portfolios as evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Flexible learning
    SCRIPT is easily accessible and intuitive to use, allowing users to complete modules at their convenience and refer back to modules at any time.
  • Free to learners with an NHS.uk or NHS.net email address.


How do I access the elearning?

You can access the SCRIPT elearning programmes by visiting the SCRIPT website at: https://www.safeprescriber.org/

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