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Patient and Family Critical Care 360 Tour now available

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

The London Transformation and Learning Collaborative (LTLC) has developed a resource to explain what it is like inside an intensive care unit (ICU) to help patients and their families.

ICU survivors and their families have created the Patient and Family Critical Care 360 Tour, together with LTLC and charity ICU Steps, by contributing to content and guiding the look and feel of the virtual environment.

The tour aims to help patients and families understand what happens within ICU and how unwell patients are cared for. It features different components including a guide to the types of staff who may be working within the ICU and views and sounds patients may experience from their hospital bed.

Tubes, wires and equipment that may feature are explained along with resources to assist survivors in making sense of their memories.

A similar resource for staff, Staff 360, is already available. The London Transformation and Learning Collaborative (LTLC) Critical Care programme page includes resources for healthcare professionals whose roles may have changed as part of the Coronavirus response.

LTLC has worked in partnership with Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) to develop these resources to support staff. To contact the team, email ltlc@hee.nhs.uk.

The charity ICU Steps can also be contacted for further advice and support.

Communicating with Empathy programme updated

Posted on: July 15th, 2021 by Hannah Denness No Comments

The Communicating with Empathy elearning programme, which aims to promote sensitive and effective communication in end-of-life care, has been updated.

It has been redesigned by Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) as part of the End of Life Care for All (e-ELCA) programme and is based on previous content which was created and donated by PALLE8.

Communicating with Empathy consists of 6 sessions:

  1. Introduction to communication skills and how these are applied in end of life care
  2. Making the most of listening
  3. What do we mean by body language?
  4. Responding to challenges in end of life care
  5. Assessing and responding to communication needs
  6. Examples of communication challenges: distractions in the workplace and communicating when there are language barriers

Each session offers valuable, interesting and accessible learning that will be useful for informal carers, agency and care home staff, healthcare assistants and other colleagues providing end of life care.

More information, including access details, is available on the Communicating with Empathy programme page.

Doctors in Training Induction programme updated

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

The Doctors in Training (DiT) Induction elearning programme has been reviewed and updated ahead of the new academic year.

Following feedback and reviews on the current content, the programme has been updated and reviewed by subject specialists to improve the experience for learners.

DiT is aimed at Foundation Doctors (F1 and F2) and provides knowledge in 8 key subject areas. It addresses some identified gaps in knowledge for doctors prior to starting their next year on 1 August.

It is also suitable for returning doctors and doctors from overseas working in primary care, secondary care and community settings.

The 8 subject areas are:

  • Blood transfusion
  • Consent
  • Death certification
  • Mental Capacity Act
  • Risk management
  • Record keeping
  • Safe prescribing
  • Venous thromboembolism (VTE)

The programme focuses on professional skills in the workplace through 3 patient journey scenarios and each one comes with an assessment to confirm compliance. The learning objectives for this programme have been specially written by experts.

More information, including access details, is available on the Doctors in Training Induction page.

Staff Recovery Resources for critical care and the wider health workforce recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic

Posted on: June 17th, 2021 by Hannah Denness No Comments

The London Transformation and Learning Collaborative (LTLC) have curated a series of resources to offer emotional and psychological support to NHS staff who had a role in the Coronavirus response.

The Staff Recovery Resources aim to help health and care staff explore how they feel and how they might respond to those around them. They also address how colleagues may approach wellbeing in different ways by covering a variety of approaches including wellbeing conversations, creative story telling workshops and a mini-series of filmed conversations.

The LTLC Staff Recovery Resources include:

To support staff being redeployed into critical care during the pandemic, 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. To contact the team, email ltlc@hee.nhs.uk.

New Tackling Loneliness and Social Isolation elearning programme

Posted on: June 2nd, 2021 by Hannah Denness No Comments

Health Education England elearning for Healthcare (HEE elfh) has worked in partnership with HEE, Public Health England and the Campaign to End Loneliness to develop a new elearning programme that highlights the impact of chronic loneliness as a serious health concern.

The Tackling Loneliness and Social Isolation programme also aims to show how health and social care staff and the wider public health workforce can recognise risk factors, risk groups and apply simple interventions that can make a positive impact.

The programme supports the call to action from the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness to “equip people with information about the potential triggers for loneliness and ensure they know where to go for support.”

Programme sessions will enable learners to understand the potential negative health outcomes of loneliness and social isolation, have conversations with people to detect if they are at risk and know how to refer or signpost those identified as at risk.

More information about the programme, including access details is available on the Tackling Loneliness and Social Isolation programme page.

New Mental Health Crisis Breathing Space elearning programme launched

Posted on: May 27th, 2021 by Hannah Denness No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has worked with HM Treasury and the Department of Health and Social Care to develop a new e-learning programme about how to help people receiving mental health crisis treatment get help with their debts.

The Mental Health Crisis Breathing Space (MHCBS) programme is aimed at health and care professionals who may be asked to provide evidence for a MHCBS application or to deal with requests from debt advice providers related to a MHCBS.

MHCBS is a debt respite scheme that provides protections for people in England and Wales who are struggling with problem debt and receiving mental health crisis treatment. The protections include pausing enforcement action and contact from creditors and freezing interest and charges on their debts. A MHCBS will help to create time and space for a person to get the treatment they need, without having to worry about their debts growing or their creditors contacting them during their treatment.

This elearning programme explains the scheme, how to complete the evidence form and how to refer someone to a debt advice provider for this purpose. More information, including access details, is available on the Mental Health Crisis Breathing Space programme page.

More information about the MHCBS scheme is available on the gov.uk website.

New end of life care elearning pathway for healthcare support workers

Posted on: May 25th, 2021 by Hannah Denness No Comments

A new learning path designed for health care assistants working with people near the end of life has been added to the End of Life Care for All (e-ELCA) elearning programme.

The aim of the learning path is to provide health care assistants with a greater understanding and confidence when working with individuals near the end of life and to offer support for their families. It is relevant for all settings including care homes and domiciliary care.

It was created with support from the Royal College of Nursing and includes core and additional recommended e-learning sessions.

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 Royal College of Nursing learning path for healthcare support workers is available on the elfh Hub.

New session added to Clinical Risk Management Training programme

Posted on: May 24th, 2021 by Hannah Denness No Comments

A new Clinical Risk Management Training: Refresher session has been added to the Clinical Risk Management Training programme.

The session has been developed by the Clinical Safety Team at NHS Digital in partnership with Health Education England elearning for Healthcare,

It should only be undertaken if both of the following prerequisites have been completed:

  1. eLearning Clinical Risk Management Training: Core Module 01
  2. Attended the Foundation Course

This session has been designed to update Clinical Safety Officers and colleagues in supporting adherence to the DCB safety standards and to remain knowledgeable in the application of Clinical Risk Management (CRM) during the development, implementation and deployment of Health IT.

The session is based on a care scenario and will explore how to follow a CRM process by undertaking a series of activities and being able to list, develop and maintain safety documentation through a project’s life cycle. Particular attention will be given to accurate hazard identification & description and how to evidence effective mitigation from initiating to decommissioning Health IT systems.

There will be an assessment at the end of the session to confirm that learners have understood the CRM process and associated activities in line with the DCB standards.

More information, including access details, is available on the Clinical Risk Management programme page.

 

Foundation programme – May 2021 update

Posted on: May 18th, 2021 by Hannah Denness No Comments

Welcome to your May 2021 update about the Foundation e-learning programme.

The Foundation e-learning programme has been developed specifically for Foundation doctors by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges in partnership with Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) and is approved by UKFPO.

Do you need to complete parts of the curriculum on your e-portfolio which you do not cover in day-to-day practice? If so, why not try some of our free e-learning mapped directly to the Foundation Professional Capabilities (Training Outcomes) in the 2016 Foundation Curriculum.

The sessions in the e-LfH Foundation e-learning programme include:

Professional capability: 7
Works effectively as a team member:

You can sign in to the e-learning with your login supplied by e-LfH at any time during your foundation training.

HORUS and TURAS link to e-LfH e-learning sessions from the FP Curriculum and are therefore accessible to all trainees, making it quicker and easy to access the appropriate session linked to the curriculum.

e-LfH is a Health Education England Programme in partnership with the NHS and Professional Bodies