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New end of life care elearning pathway for nurses working in care homes

Posted on: December 13th, 2021 by Hannah Denness No Comments

A new learning path designed for nurses working in care homes has been added to the End of Life Care for All (e-ELCA) elearning programme.

It has been collated by Skills for Care, in collaboration with the Royal College of Nursing, and comprises introductory, core and additional elearning sessions which aim to support nurses working in social care with assessment, planning, implementation and review to support the person receiving care to live well until they die.

The e-ELCA elearning programme was developed by Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) and the Association for Palliative Medicine (APM) to enhance the training and education of the health and social care workforce.

The programme provides further sessions of interest to support additional continuing professional development (CPD) for nurses working in social care. A document signposting to these resources is available to download at the end of this learning path.

If you have any queries regarding registration or access, or if you are in need technical assistance, please contact the support team.

The Skills for care learning path: Nurses working in care homes learning path is available on the elfh Hub.

Foundation elearning programme update December 2021

Posted on: December 8th, 2021 by Hannah Denness No Comments

Most doctors feel stress at some time in their working lives. How do you recognise it in yourself and/or in your colleagues? What are your options to deal with it?

Available in elearning for healthcare’s Foundation Programme (2021 curriculum) – these sessions cover areas in your curriculum on; FPC 4: Communication and Care, FPC 5: Continuity of Care, FPC 6: Sharing the Vision, FPC 7: Fitness to Practise, FPC 8: Upholding Values and FPC 11: Ethics and Law:

You can sign in to the elearning with your login supplied by elearning for healthcare at any time during your foundation training.

Horus and Turas have deep links to elearning for healthcare sessions from the Foundation curriculum and therefore accessible to all trainees, making it quicker and easy to access the appropriate session linked to the curriculum.

SCRIPT elearning for Foundation schools

The SCRIPT elearning programme was developed by the University of Birmingham and OCB Media and commissioned by Health Education England. The elearning programme has been designed to encourage safe and effective prescribing and optimal medicines management among healthcare professionals.

The resources for Foundation doctors are delivered through a dedicated learning platform, specifically designed to help improve the prescribing competency and safety of trainees.

A module usually takes approximately one hour to complete but does not have to be completed in one sitting. Content has been authored by a team of expert healthcare professionals and is reviewed and updated on a regular basis.

You can read more about the SCRIPT elearning programmes on the safe prescriber website.

Updates made to the COVID-19 vaccination elearning programme

Posted on: December 7th, 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.

10 March 2022

All sessions updated to include

  • revisions following republication of the Green Book COVID-19 Chapter (28/02/22 version)
  • information about the about Spring booster and vaccination programme for all 5 to 11 years olds

Link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-the-green-book-chapter-14a

19 January 2022

All sessions updated to include

Link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-the-green-book-chapter-14a

17 January 2022

New knowledge and assessment sessions for the Pfizer BioNTech Comirnaty 10 micrograms/dose COVID-19 vaccine added

30 December 2021

All sessions updated to include

  • revisions following republication of the Green Book COVID-19 Chapter (24/12/21 version)
  • the JCVI recommendations (22/12/21) of booster doses for:
    • all young people aged 16 to 17 years
    • children and young people aged 12 to 15 who are in a clinical risk group or who are a household contact of someone who is immunosuppressed
    • children and young people aged 12 to 17 years who are severely immunocompromised and who have had a third primary dose
  • the JCVI recommendations (22/12/21) that children aged 5 to11 years in a clinical risk group or who are a household contact of someone who is immunosuppressed should be offered COVID-19 vaccination with a lower dose of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine

Link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-the-green-book-chapter-14a

17 December 2021

All sessions updated to include

  • revisions following republication of the Green Book COVID-19 Chapter (14/12/21 version)
  • updates to pregnancy sections following recommendation from JCVI that pregnancy should added to the clinical high risk groups
  • temporary suspension of the requirement for a 15 minute observation period following administration of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines 

Link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-the-green-book-chapter-14a

2 December 2021

All sessions updated to include

  • revisions following republication of the Green Book COVID-19 Chapter (30/11/21 version)
  • extension of recommendation for booster doses to include all 18- to 39-year-olds
  • change to a 3 month minimum interval between primary course and booster doses
  • recommendation for booster dose from 3 months after third primary dose for those who were severely immunosuppressed at the time of their first or second primary vaccine
  • recommendation for 2nd primary dose for those aged 12 to 15 years

26 November 2021

All sessions updated to include

  • revisions following republication of the Green Book COVID-19 Chapter (15/11/21 version)
  • extension of recommendation for booster doses to include 40–49-year-olds
  • recommendations for 2nd primary dose for those aged 16 and 17 years

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.

New sessions added to Clinical Imaging and Saving Babies’ Lives elearning programmes

Posted on: December 2nd, 2021 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has worked in partnership with the College of Radiographers and the HEE maternity team to develop 3 new sessions for the Clinical Imaging and Saving Babies’ Lives programmes.

The sessions, aimed at sonographers, introduce and explain the ultrasound components of the Saving Babies’ Lives Care Bundle Version 2.

Each elearning resource takes approximately 30 minutes to complete and comprise the following topics:

  • Introduction – explores fetal growth restriction and associated risks. It provides an overview of how to evaluate fetal biometry and interpret estimated fetal weight charts.
  • Uterine Artery Doppler Assessment – describes the technique for assessing uterine arteries using Doppler. It also demonstrates how to interpret and report resultant waveforms and graphs.
  • Cervical Length Assessment – demonstrates appropriate equipment settings to optimise the image and technique to acquire accurate images and how to measure and report cervical length.

A 4th session, Middle Cerebral Artery Doppler, will be available soon.

The sessions have been written by subject matter experts Trish Chudleigh, Ellen Dyer and Sonia Cumming. Gill Harrison, Professional Office for Ultrasound at the College of Radiographers has edited the sessions.

To access the new resources, please visit the sessions within the Clinical Imaging programme.

Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare elearning sessions now updated

Posted on: December 2nd, 2021 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

Health Education England elearning for Healthcare (HEE elfh) has worked with the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health (FSRH) to update 2 existing sessions in the Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare elearning programme.

The programme launched in September 2020 with 30 new sessions covering a host of topics including anatomy, contraception, sexually transmitted infections and early pregnancy.

Each resource is aimed at a range of healthcare professionals, particularly those working in nursing and midwifery, to help them gain the necessary knowledge to successfully support patients with their sexual reproductive needs.

Sessions 17 and 18 have now been renamed 14 and 15 with new content added, as detailed below. The sessions are required for taking FSRH’s Letter of Competence (LoC) qualifications:

  • Session 14: Additional Training in Subdermal Implants (SDIs). The resource outlines the advantages and disadvantages of an SDI and details the fitting and removal of SDIs, as well as any complications. It also explores the possible side effects and management of SDIs, including the use of local anaesthetics.
  • Session 15: Additional Training in Intrauterine Techniques (IUT). This session provides evidence-based recommendations and good practice points on the insertion of intrauterine contraception (IUC) and techniques used within the UK.

Each resource within the programme is interactive and readily accessible anywhere at any time. Learners can access information, undertake self-assessments and view video clips, animation and real-life case studies to support their learning.

Healthcare professionals who have already completed sessions 17 and 18 have a 6-month grace period until 29 May 2022, which means these sessions will still be accepted as evidence supporting FSRH LoC application submissions made during this period. After 29 May 2022, sessions 17 and 18 will no longer be accepted and the new sessions must be completed.

For more information about the elearning programme and to access the resources, please select the Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare programme page.

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