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New sessions released in the Ophthalmology elearning programme

Posted on: September 30th, 2021 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

Eye-Site is an elearning resource for ophthalmologists and is delivered by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) in partnership with Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh).

The elearning programme is intended to complement and support existing teaching initiatives rather than replace them. Eye-Site includes interactive knowledge sessions, for use independently, or by blending elearning content with local, regional or national delivery of skills-focused courses.

Content is mapped to the Royal College of Ophthalmologists’ curriculum for postgraduate training in Ophthalmology.

What does the elearning programme include?

The most recent update to the Ophthalmology elearning programme is the addition of Eye-Site 19 module on Oculoplastics. The module includes:

  • Ptosis: Assessment and surgical approaches
  • Eyelid lesions and tumours
  • Evisceration, enucleation and exenteration
  • Periocular trauma
  • Lacrimal disorders: The watery eye

The Oculoplastics module is suitable for all ophthalmologists and may be particularly useful for registrars starting an oculoplastics rotation, or oculoplastics fellows wishing to check their core knowledge.

Existing modules in the Ophthalmology elearning programme includes:

  • Eye-Site 0 – Ophthalmology Curriculum
  • Eye-Site 1 – Microsurgical Skills
  • Eye-Site 2 – Laser
  • Eye-Site 3 – Refraction
  • Eye-Site 4 – Clinical Assessment (Basic Assessment Course) Community Ophthalmology
  • Eye-Site 5 – Community Ophthalmology
  • Eye-Site 6 – Glaucoma
  • Eye-Site 7 – Cornea
  • Eye-Site 8 – Strabismus Surgery
  • Eye-Site 9 – Acute Presentations
  • Eye-Site 10 – DSEK
  • Eye-Site 12 – Neurophysiology
  • Eye-Site 13 – Advanced Phacoemulsification
  • Eye-Site 14 – Intermediate Phacoemulsification
  • Eye-Site 15 – Ultrasonography
  • Eye-Site 17 – Retinopathy of Prematurity
  • Eye-Site 18 – Neuro-ophthalmology

Further modules are being developed to support ophthalmologists at different stages in their roles and in different specialities.

Accessing the elearning

For more information about the Ophthalmology elearning programme, please visit the programme page.

TEL News September 2021

Posted on: September 30th, 2021 by Leanne Hargreaves No Comments

This month’s edition includes details of the Virtual and Hybrid Learning Faculty launch and recent updates from the Learning Hub and Simulation and Immersive Technologies teams.
There is also information on the new Respiratory Surge in Children elearning programme now available and details of recent updates to the Essentials of Wound Care elearning programme.

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Heart Failure and Heart Valve Disease elearning available

Posted on: September 29th, 2021 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) and NHS England and NHS Improvement developed 4 new sessions in their Heart Failure and Heart Valve Disease elearning programme; aimed at clinicians across primary care and community settings, such as GPs.

The new elearning sessions focus on heart valve disease and include:

  • Introduction
  • Diagnosis and Management in Primary Care
  • Treatment and Follow Up
  • Endocarditis

Professor Stephen Powis, National Medical Director at NHS England and NHS Improvement commented, “The NHS Long Term Plan committed to earlier diagnosis and better support for people with heart failure and heart valve disease. Improving clinical understanding of these conditions will be a vital part of delivering this, and I would encourage clinicians to make use of these valuable elearning resources”.

Existing sessions in this elearning programme include:

  • An Introduction to Heart Failure and Valve Disease
  • How to Diagnose Heart Failure and Key Issues in an Echo Report
  • How to Optimise Management of Heart Failure in Primary Care

Each session takes approximately 20 minutes to complete and there are assessments on key learning points. Learners may download a certificate on completion of each session, to demonstrate continuing professional development.

Keep checking the programme page for the launch of 3 sessions which are currently in development:

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention
  • Secondary Care Management of Heart Failure
  • End of Life Care

We anticipate that these sessions will be available from October 2021.

Accessing the elearning

You can access the elearning via the Heart Failure and Heart Valve Disease programme page.

The Heart Failure and Heart Valve Disease elearning programme is also available to the health and care workforce via AICC and the Electronic Staff Record (ESR).

Your feedback is important to us, please take 5 minutes to complete the evaluation survey and let us know your thoughts about the elearning programme. You can access the survey within the resource, or via a link to the survey.

 

New Respiratory Surge in Children programme now available

Posted on: September 29th, 2021 by Hannah Denness No Comments

Health Education England, supported by NHS England and NHS Improvement Paediatric Critical Care Operational Delivery Networks and the Paediatric Critical Care Society, has launched a new programme for all NHS healthcare staff who care for unwell children in preparation for the anticipated surge in respiratory infections in 2021-22.

The Respiratory Surge in Children programme is a digital repository of training resources for self-directed learning, as well as for trainers and educators, to support the cross-skilling of the workforce to increase capacity and enhance capability in response to the expected and experienced increase in prevalence of respiratory illnesses in children.

Launched in draft form earlier this year, the programme continues to develop with the aim of providing content that is appropriate for various settings where a child will present with respiratory illness, including home, primary and community care, and across the acute hospital environment.

The programme presents elearning as a mix of short videos, narrated presentations, PDFs and links to blogs and webinars – all designed to let the learner access the content they need, in an educational form that suits them.

The Respiratory Surge in Children programme, which is hosted by HEE’s elearning for healthcare, is underpinned by an interprofessional skills matrix mapped to professional standards and frameworks. It is available free of charge to the health and care workforce.

The team continues to seek additional content, and feedback, on the work so far to co-create a programme that meets the needs of the workforce. You can get in touch to discuss specific needs, provide feedback, or share resources by emailing LTLC@hee.nhs.uk.

Evaluation of online resources to support staff being redeployed during the pandemic

Posted on: September 28th, 2021 by Hannah Denness No Comments

The London Transformation and Learning Collaborative (LTLC) has worked in partnership with Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) to develop a range of resources to support staff being redeployed into critical care during the pandemic.

The LTLC Adult Critical Care programme was a new way to deliver education across a wide range of professionals and NHS Trusts and the team is keen to collect users’ feedback.

Learners are invited to evaluate the programme by completing this brief online survey. The questionnaire should take 5 – 10 minutes.

New sessions added to e-Learning Anaesthesia

Posted on: September 27th, 2021 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has worked in partnership with The Royal College of Anaesthetists to add new sessions to its Pharmacology module within the anaesthesia elearning programme.

The new sessions are aimed at trainee anaesthetists and are aligned to the anaesthetic curriculum. They include:

  • Partial Agonists and Inverse Agonists
  • Simple analgesia: Aspirin and paracetamol
  • The Cardiovascular System and Sites for Drug Effects
  • Drugs used in Ischaemic heart disease
  • Drugs used in the treatment of acute asthma
  • Antiemetic drugs

77 existing sessions within the module have been extensively revised and updated to match the standard of the UK postgraduate anaesthesia examinations.

Written and edited by anaesthetists, e-Learning Anaesthesia (e-LA) covers the knowledge and key concepts that underpin the anaesthetic curriculum and will help trainees prepare for the Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists exam.

Alongside the sessions, learners can also access an extensive e-library of articles and interactive multiple choice questions to support continued professional development in anaesthesia.

e-Learning Anaesthesia was first established in 2007 and is one of HEE elfh’s longest running and most successful programmes. It also features modules on a range of other topics including basic science, obstetrics, pain management and intensive care.

To access the new sessions and explore the whole programme, please visit the e-Learning Anaesthesia programme page.

New Educator Training Resources programme now available

Posted on: September 24th, 2021 by Leanne Hargreaves No Comments

Health Education England’s elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) have worked with Health Education England’s London and South East Professional Development team to update and restructure the Educator Training Resources (ETR) programme.

The ETR sessions are now available in a new structure and the sessions and pathways have been categorised differently to improve the user experience and ensure that users are accessing learning most relevant to them. As part of this update, the retired Educator Hub content has also been merged into the new programme.

The elearning sessions cover a wide range of topics and are structured under the 5 courses below:

For more information and to access the new programme, visit the Educator Training Resources programme page.

Updates made to the COVID-19 vaccination elearning programme

Posted on: September 24th, 2021 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Since the COVID-19 vaccination programme went live, the content of the different sessions which make up this programme has been updated and amended as more information about the vaccines and the vaccine programme has become available.

For those who have already completed this elearning programme, these updates are detailed below, starting with the most recent.

23 September 2021

All sessions updated to include

  • revisions following republication of the Green Book COVID-19 Chapter (16.9.21 version): notably changes to management of potential contraindications
  • recommendations for booster doses
  • recommendations for 3rd primary dose for those immunosuppressed at the time of their first or second vaccine
  • vaccination recommendations for all 12 to 17 year olds

5 August 2021

All sessions updated to include

  • revisions following republication of the Green Book COVID-19 Chapter
  • Guillain-Barré syndrome
  • vaccination recommendations for 12 to 17 year olds

Core session updated to include consent for children and young people

Pfizer BioNTech vaccine session revised to detail transition from use of this vaccine under Regulation 174 to use under Conditional Marketing Authorisation

8 July 2021

Pfizer BioNTech, AstraZeneca and Moderna vaccine sessions all updated to include

  • the latest vaccine effectiveness data
  • reference to JCVI interim advice about a booster vaccination programme
  • myocarditis and pericarditis reports following the Pfizer BioNTech and Moderna vaccines
  • capillary leak syndrome reports following AstraZeneca vaccine
  • revised advice on co-administration and giving COVID-19 vaccine when other vaccines have recently been given
  • advice about mixed vaccine schedules
  • JCVI advice about the recommended interval of 8 to 12 weeks between vaccine doses
  • more information about vaccine induced thrombosis and thrombocytopenia syndrome following AstraZeneca vaccine added and updated contraindications and precautions for this vaccine
  • some minor wording changes to all sessions following recent updates to the Green Book COVID-19 chapter and new web­­links added

 11 May 2021

AstraZeneca session updated to include

  • updated advice from the JCVI that an alternative to the AstraZeneca vaccine should be offered to healthy adults aged under 40 years, not only to healthy adults under 30 years as previously recommended in April

21 April 2021

All sessions updated to include

  • new JCVI advice on COVID-19 vaccination for pregnant women

AstraZeneca session more substantially updated to include

  • new advice about very rare blood clotting and unusual bleeding condition following vaccination with AstraZeneca vaccine and the subsequent new contraindications and precautions to this vaccine, including changes to age group recommendations

Some minor wording changes to all sessions following recent updates to the Green Book COVID-19 chapter and new web­­links and images added.

8 April 2021

New knowledge and assessment sessions for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine added

16 February 2021

Core Knowledge, Pfizer BioNTech and AstraZeneca vaccine sessions all updated to include

  • advice on managing allergic history and allergies after first dose
  • updated information and clarification of advice on vaccination in pregnancy

as stated in revised Green Book COVID-19 chapter

29 January 2021

Pfizer BioNTech vaccine session:

AstraZeneca vaccine session:

  • Change to state multidose vial should be clearly labelled with the date and time of expiry rather than from when it was first punctured

Some minor wording changes in Core Knowledge, Pfizer BioNTech and AstraZeneca sessions in response to user feedback or nationally published guidance.

20 January 2021

Core Knowledge session:

  • Section on Long COVID added,
  • Section on laboratory and pathology staff and social care staff eligibility for vaccination updated to be in line with Green Book COVID-19 chapter
  • Change to wording around immunosuppression to reflect change to Green Book COVID-19 chapter about this

Pfizer BioNTech vaccine session:

  • Waste disposal section updated in response to expert feedback
  • Addition of ordering via Foundry system by PCN designated sites in response to request to add this from Specialist Pharmacy Service (SPS)
  • Change to wording of description of appearance of Pfizer BioNTech vaccine prior to dilution following change about this in the Pfizer Reg174 HCP Information document
  • Addition of link and reference to the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine healthcare professional’s training and information materials (cvdvaccine.co.uk/)

AstraZeneca vaccine session:

  • Waste disposal section updated in response to expert feedback
  • Minor wording changes to “how does the vaccine work” in response to user feedback for clarity
  • Addition of ordering via Foundry system by PCN designated sites in response to request to add this from Specialist Pharmacy Service (SPS)
  • Addition of link and reference to the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine healthcare professional’s training and information materials (cvdvaccine.co.uk/)

8 January 2021

  • Advice about obtaining an additional dose from COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca vials added to AstraZeneca session
  • More information about recommended interval between first and second dose added to both AstraZeneca and Pfizer BioNTech sessions
  • More information added to section about information to provide to recipients following vaccination in both AstraZeneca and Pfizer BioNTech sessions.

31 December 2020

  • New knowledge and assessment sessions on the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine added
  • Core Knowledge and Pfizer BioNTech vaccine sessions updated to include: revised advice from JCVI on pregnancy and breastfeeding, updated statement from JCVI about scheduling of vaccine doses (between 4 and 12 weeks),
  • Pfizer BioNTech session updated to include: advice on obtaining a 6th dose from a vial, and allergy precautions as stated in updated Green Book COVID-19 chapter and updated Information for Healthcare Professionals on Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine document

December 2020

  • Core Knowledge session updated with advice about not giving COVID-19 vaccine to pregnant or breastfeeding women after the COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine BNT162b2 (Pfizer BioNTech) was authorised for use
  • New MHRA guidance added on not giving COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine BNT162b2 to those with a history of anaphylaxis to a vaccine, medicine or food or a previous dose of the vaccine and addition of 15 minute minimum observation period following vaccination
  • Some amendments to the COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine BNT162b2 session storage and reconstitution sections following republication of updated Information for Healthcare Professionals on Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine document

Recognising and Managing Deterioration elearning, a free programme for all health and social care professionals

Posted on: September 24th, 2021 by Leanne Hargreaves No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) worked in partnership with London South Bank University, Bournemouth University and Health Education England, to develop this free elearning programme to support health and social care professionals working in clinical environments where patients could physically deteriorate.

The Recognising and Managing Deterioration programme is an elearning resource offered at 2 levels, universal and advanced, to reflect the participant’s experience and clinical setting. This resource builds upon the use of the NEWS2 tool assisting learners to take the next steps in the assessment process through using the ABCDE assessment tool. This resource follows each step of the tool allowing participants to revise their anatomy and physiology, develop their skills and knowledge in the assessment process to recognise deterioration and manage the findings within the scope of their clinical role.

NEWS2 is at the forefront of recognising deterioration and essential for detecting changes to vital signs.  Being able to recognise and act on other changes such as behaviour and mental state before a serious event are essential skills to improving patient safety and outcomes. The range of resources available in this elearning programme aim to support the workforce and organisations in ensuring staff have the necessary knowledge and skills to both recognise and manage deterioration in adult patients.

The Recognising and Managing Deterioration elearning content is suitable for wide range of roles ranging from nursing teams, AHPs and paramedics, through to students, healthcare support workers, and theatre assistants to name a few.

How to access the elearning

The Recognising and Managing Deterioration elearning programme is available to the health and care workforce via the elearning for healthcare hub.

You can learn more about the free, open access, resources on the Recognising and Managing Deterioration programme page.

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