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e-Learning for Healthcare Hub sees highest daily session launches

Posted on: January 7th, 2021 by Leanne Hargreaves No Comments

The number of session launches in one day on the Health Education England elearning for healthcare Hub (HEE elfh) has reached its highest figure ever.

On Tuesday 5 January 2021, the HEE elfh Hub saw a record 190,415 session launches in a single day, with health and care professionals accessing a variety of elearning sessions from the free 350+ elearning programmes available. During 2020, elfh saw more than 22 million session launches on the Hub throughout the year.

The health and care workforce is continuing to use the elfh Coronavirus elearning resources to support their response to the pandemic and the elfh COVID-19 vaccination elearning programme is an essential part of the vaccination recruitment and training process. Health and care colleagues are using the resource to develop the knowledge needed to confidently promote high uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine and deliver the vaccination programme effectively, which is resulting in the elfh Hub seeing a further surge in usage on the platform.  To date there have been more than 710,000 session launches of the elfh COVID-19 vaccination elearning programme alone.

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New All Our Health Population Screening session now available

Posted on: January 7th, 2021 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare has worked in partnership with Public Health England Screening to develop a new population screening session as part of the All Our Health elearning programme.

Population Screening covers the basics of screening, highlighting its importance and benefits, and gives health and care professionals information on the following NHS screening programmes:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Bowel cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Cervical
  • Diabetic Eye
  • Pregnant women and newborn babies:
  • Sickle cell and thalassemia
  • Infectious diseases in pregnancy
  • Fetal anomaly
  • Newborn an infant physical examination
  • Newborn bloodspot
  • Newborn hearing
  • Young Person and Adult (YPA)
    The bite-sized session also encourages colleagues to actively raise awareness of screening to individuals and gives advice on reducing screening inequalities by making individuals aware of the NHS screening programmes and supporting them to make informed choices about screening.

Colleagues are also signposted to other relevant resources and tools such as an introduction to population screening which is also available via elearning for healthcare.
For more information or to access the free elearning session, visit the All Our Health programme page.

Updates to End of Life Care for All (e-ELCA) e-learning

Posted on: January 6th, 2021 by Hannah Denness No Comments

A new session on The management of diabetes at the end of life has been added to the End of Life Care for All (e-ELCA) elearning programme.

This new session explores the prevalence of diabetes, therapeutic approaches and practical decision making in patients who are approaching the end of life.

Ten sessions have also recently been updated within the programme.

These sessions are:

COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca e-learning sessions now available

Posted on: January 1st, 2021 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare has worked in partnership with Public Health England and NHS England and NHS Improvement to develop the COVID-19 Vaccination elearning programme.  The elearning programme is designed to provide the health and care workforce involved in the national COVID-19 vaccination programme with the knowledge they need to confidently promote high uptake of the vaccine and deliver the vaccine programme effectively.

The programme consists of a core knowledge session, the COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine BNT162b2 Pfizer-BioNTech session, the COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca session and accompanying assessment sessions for each.

All those undertaking this elearning should complete the core knowledge session as this is designed to provide essential knowledge about COVID-19 and the key principles of immunisation needed to deliver the vaccine.  Learners should then complete both vaccine specific sessions as these provide more detailed information including how the vaccine works, how it should be stored, prepared and administered and any contraindications, precautions and potential vaccine reactions. The assessment sessions should be completed after each session.

The elearning sessions describe the national COVID-19 vaccination programme for England. Most of the information in the sessions will be relevant for those involved in the programme throughout the UK and Crown Dependencies. However, those undertaking the programme in Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and the Crown Dependencies should be aware that some details as to how the programme will be delivered may be different. Vaccinators should therefore ensure that they refer to any country-specific information available, so they are familiar with the details of the programme for the country they are practising in.

This elearning programme provides theoretical training.  Practical training in vaccine administration, and assessment and sign-off competency is also required before administering the COVID-19 vaccine.

For more information about the COVID-19 Vaccination programme, including details on how to access, visit the elfh website.

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