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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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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.

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.

Latest updates to the Dentistry (e-Den) elearning programme

Posted on: September 8th, 2021 by Leanne Hargreaves No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) have been working with the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of England to complete a full review of the Dentistry (e-Den) elearning programme.

The latest updated elearning content is Module 1 – Patient Assessment. This module is made up of 45 sessions which have been reviewed and updated to ensure that the sessions remain valid and in line with current best practice guidance. To date, 113 sessions in the e-Den elearning programme have now been successfully reviewed and updated with 207 sessions remaining to assess.

The sessions reviewed to date now include:

  • e-Den Module 1 – Patient Assessment
  • e-Den Module 3 – Anxiety and Pain Control in Dentistry
  • e-Den Module 9 – Removal of Teeth
  • e-Den Module 10 – Communication
  • 10_01 Communication and Treatment Planning
  • 10_07 Communicating with Professional Colleagues
  • e-Den Module 11 – Professionalism
  • 11_01 The GDC and Professional Conduct
  • 11_02 The GDC and Personal Conduct
  • 11_03 Complaints
  • 11_12 Teamworking in a Multidisciplinary Team

The review will continue to take place throughout 2021 and aims to be completed by the end of September 2022.

The original e-Den programme was created in late 2009 with the objective to deliver a high quality, interactive, online learning solution for new dental graduates, which they can utilise throughout their 2 year Foundation programme and also use as a point of reference throughout their dental careers.

For more information about the elearning and to access the full list of available content, please visit the HEE elfh e-Den programme page.

TEL News Aug 2021

Posted on: August 31st, 2021 by Leanne Hargreaves No Comments

August’s edition of TEL News includes details of recent Learning Hub roadmap updates and an update from HEE’s Digital Learning Solutions team..

There is also information about a new elearning programme on Long COVID-19 and updates to the Flu Immunisation elearning programme for the 2021/2022 flu season.

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New Supporting AHP Students elearning programme launched

Posted on: August 31st, 2021 by Leanne Hargreaves No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has worked with Health Education England’s AHP team and the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust to launch a new supporting allied health professionals (AHP) student elearning programme.

 

The aim of this course is to provide non-registered AHP assistants and support staff with training to develop their understanding of student education and to develop their skills in supporting students and educators within their teams. During this course, users will learn about the student journey, from the beginning of their studies to qualification and how practice placements form part of their learning. The resource will also offer an understanding of what is expected from students during placement, how to give feedback to students and educators and how to recognise and support a student who may be struggling. By developing these skills, non-registered staff will be able to contribute to the delivery of practice placement education, improving the quality and capacity of placements.

The following sessions are now available:

  • Health and Wellbeing Part 1: Resilience
  • Health and Wellbeing Part 2: Why Might a Student Struggle on Placement?

 

For more information about the elearning, including how to access it, please visit the HEE elfh Supporting AHP Students programme page.

New Podiatry Undergraduate and Post Graduate apprenticeship course now available

Posted on: August 12th, 2021 by Leanne Hargreaves No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has worked in partnership with Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, Health and Care Innovations Limited, the University of Plymouth Podiatry team and HEE South West, to develop a new elearning programme to support podiatrists providing training for apprenticeship roles at foundation, intermediate and graduate level. The elearning is a result of a targeted action taken by the South West regional podiatry workforce action group.

The new elearning sessions have been created for podiatry staff teaching, mentoring, clinically training and educating apprentices within the workforce. The video based content takes users step by step through the skills that they will learn during the pre registration apprenticeship courses. This elearning resource is also relevant for undergraduate students.

The aim is to support consistent clinical education and competency evaluation for the learners and educators. Topics include:

  • clinical procedures
  • surgery and conditions
  • equipment
  • governance
  • protocols.

How to access the elearning

The Podiatry Undergraduate and Post Graduate apprenticeship course is available to access via the elearning for healthcare hub.

You can learn more about the elearning resources on the Podiatry Undergraduate and Post Graduate apprenticeship course page.

Updates planned for the Educator Training Resources programme

Posted on: August 11th, 2021 by Leanne Hargreaves No Comments

Health Education England’s (HEE) Educator Training Resources (ETR)and Educator Hub programmes are being reviewed and revised. An updated programme will be available from Monday 6 September 2021 with a new structure, including additional pathways that have been developed by HEE’s elearning for healthcare and London and South East Professional Development teams.

The ETR sessions will continue to be available in the new structure and sessions will be categorised differently to improve the user experience and ensure that users are accessing learning most relevant to them. More information will be available on the HEE elfh programme page in coming weeks.

This learning has historically been available via 2 routes; the elfh hub and the Educator Hub platform. As part of the review, the Educator Hub tenancy will be retired on 6 September 2021 and the learning will no longer be available via this route. Users will be able to access the learning via the elfh hub.

As part of the retirement, learners should be aware of the following:

Learning completion – session level

Users’ learning activity will be retained and they will be able to verify that this learning has been completed, through their activity log on the elfh hub.

Learning completion – course level

Where users are completing sessions to receive a certificate, within one or more of the 7 courses that currently make up the programme, this learning will need to be completed and the certificate downloaded prior to the tenancy retirement. After  6 September, the certificates will not be available.

Users will still be able to access all learning, but through the new Educator Training Resource courses via the elfh hub only. HEE elfh has over 400 elearning programmes in its catalogue bringing together a huge amount of bite sized content into 1 place, providing free elearning resources for the health and care workforce, 24/7.

If you have any queries about these changes, please contact support@e-lfh.org.uk.

Updates made to the COVID-19 vaccination elearning programme

Posted on: August 6th, 2021 by Leanne Hargreaves 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.

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
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