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New programme about pelvic floor health now available

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

A new pelvic health elearning module has been developed by Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh), in partnership with Health Education England’s Maternity Team.

Introduction to the Pelvic Floor During Pregnancy provides midwives, health visitors and all other colleagues who work closely with new and expectant mothers, with a basic understanding of the pelvic floor, its function and how pregnancy affects it.

The module takes approximately 30 minutes to complete and covers the following topics:

  • the structure and anatomy of the pelvic floor
  • the mechanism and function of the pelvic floor, with reference to the antenatal, intrapartum, and postnatal period
  • the effects of pregnancy and childbirth on the pelvic floor mechanism during the antenatal, intrapartum, and postnatal period
  • the principles of teaching pelvic floor exercises
  • the importance of maintaining maternal levels of general fitness
  • when to seek help

On completion of the module, learners should feel comfortable to initiate conversations with mothers about the importance of looking after their pelvic floor throughout the pre and postnatal period, the exercises they can do, what to expect in the weeks after birth and when and whom to ask for help if problems persist.

For more information and to access the module, please visit the Introduction to the Pelvic Floor During Pregnancy programme page.

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 All Our Health Champions social learning course now available

Posted on: September 17th, 2021 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) and Public Health England have launched a new social learning course to invite professionals working in health and care, emergency services and local government to become All Our Health champions.

Developed in partnership with Carrot Learning, the All Our Health Champions course allows learners to earn special recognition for completing sessions across a broad range of public health issues including immunisation, early adolescence, air pollution and dementia.

The course is available to colleagues with a Twitter account and by completing resources, learners will gain the following benefits:

  • 30 minutes of continuing professional development (CPD)
  • the opportunity to start their All Our Health Champion journey with virtual awards
  • the opportunity to become part of a passionate, visible and vocal All Our Health Twitter community

As part of social learning (learning via social media interaction and sharing) learners will then be encouraged to share the All Our Health content, discuss its relevance to their role and consider the merits of taking a place based approach to tackling our critical public health issues as we start to build back better and fairer following the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information and to access the course, please visit the All Our Health Champions programme page.

Having Confident Appraisal Conversations elearning module now available

Posted on: September 8th, 2021 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

A new elearning resource for line managers undertaking appraisals and other performance conversations has been developed by Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) and NHS Employers.

The module has been designed to help line managers working across the NHS in England to have positive and effective conversations with staff. It highlights good and bad practice for line managers regarding conversations on annual appraisals, pay step conversations and general supervisory meetings.

The resource also includes videos, produced by NHS Employers, which highlight good experiences of appraisals and tips on having effective discussions. Topics within the module include:

  • why appraisals matter
  • requirements in relation to pay progression and the pay step process
  • how to have a good conversation
  • preparing for appraisals and giving constructive feedback

By the end of the session, which takes approximately 30 minutes to complete, learners will be able to:

  • discuss requirements under the NHS terms and conditions of service
  • deliver the pay step process for employees
  • prepare and undertake effective and supportive appraisal discussions
  • explain why the appraisal process is important
  • effectively manage difficult conversations

The workforce pay steps are linked to appraisals and will be an essential part of line managers’ personal development plans for colleagues who are covered by the NHS terms and conditions of service.

For more information and to access the session, please select the Having Confident Appraisal Conversations programme page.

New elearning session highlights dermatological side effects of COVID-19

Posted on: September 6th, 2021 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

A new session that highlights the effects of COVID-19 on skin has been added to Health Education England elearning for healthcare’s (HEE elfh) e-dermatology programme.

Dermatological Presentations of COVID-19 provides an overview of the skin symptoms associated with the virus and how to diagnose them.

The session lists these symptoms as follows:

  • Pseudo-chilblain/acral erythema
  • Papulo-vesicular eruptions
  • Urticarial lesions
  • Livedo/vasculitic lesions

The elearning session is aimed at a range of health and care professionals including GPs, nurses, specialty doctors and colleagues treating COVID-19 patients.

On completion of the session, learners will be able to describe the differential diagnoses of the skin symptoms of COVID-19, outline investigations and formulate a management plan.

The session has been developed in partnership with the British Association of Dermatologists. For more information and to access the resource, please visit the e-dermatology programme page.

 

MindEd resources for teachers and education staff as pupils return to the classroom

Posted on: September 6th, 2021 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) and MindEd are inviting teachers and education staff to access 3 useful resources to support pupils as they return to school and college this September.

Adverse Childhood Experiences is designed to deliver key knowledge and skills development for teachers and other professionals in schools to support children who have been affected by adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) such as domestic violence, abuse or neglect.

The module covers topics including:

  • The science behind ACEs
  • Building resilience for children affected by ACEs
  • General classroom management of children affected by ACEs

Suicide and Self-harm Prevention Skills for Schools aims to help teachers, social workers, volunteers and parents to better understand how to approach children and young people in difficult situations. The session offers skills building scenarios and supporting knowledge sessions to help learners:

  • talk to a young person who they suspect of harming themselves
  • know what to say that will be helpful
  • assess their safety and co-create safety plans
  • learn more about what helps and what can make things worse
  • learn what do if a young person has experienced a death by suicide
  • understand the overlap and differences between suicidal thinking and self-harm

Coronavirus Staff Resilience Tips supports teachers and education staff with useful tips on a variety of subjects during these challenging times, including:

  • Stress and trauma – this session explores the psychology of stress and trauma and what to do about it in children and young people.
  • Loss and bereavement – this session provides learners with advice and tips to help a child or young person who has lost a loved one during the pandemic or has faced loss in other forms, such as a loss of relationships through lack of play activities and feeling isolated from friends.

 

MindEd is a free educational and training resource for mental health support.  The variety of free resources aims to provide adults, across professions and organisations and including parents and carers, with the knowledge to support wellbeing, the understanding to identify young and older people at risk of a mental health condition and the confidence to act on their concern and, if needed, signpost to services that can help.

For more information about MindEd visit: https://www.minded.org.uk/.

New survey launches to expand reach and impact for All Our Health

Posted on: August 25th, 2021 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

A new survey to gather feedback on how colleagues can best implement the All Our Health elearning programme into their settings and places has been developed by Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) and Public Health England.

As the UK moves towards the recovery phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, it will be essential for health, care and extended public health workforces to appraise the lessons learned and consider what changes need to be made to ensure that each sector builds back better and fairer. This will require a sharper focus on protecting and promoting the public’s health and addressing health inequalities.

The survey will encourage professionals to think about what additional tools and resources could support them to embed the All Our Health programme within their settings. The ideas generated will form 2 new implementation toolkits which will be targeted towards provider and academic organisations.

To access the survey and share your thoughts, please visit: https://healtheducationyh.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/all-our-health-toolkit-survey

All Our Health features a broad range of bite-sized elearning sessions and interactive townscapes covering key public health topics such as obesity, dementia, air pollution and physical activity. They are designed to help professionals improve their knowledge and confidence to act on these important issues. For more information about All Our Health please visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/all-our-health/.

New “Blue Light” mental health and wellbeing resource added to MindEd programme

Posted on: August 25th, 2021 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

A new resource to help “Blue Light” colleagues better support each other has been added to Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh)’s MindEd programme.

Rates of distress and mental disorder in emergency services staff are known to be high. Collectively, “Blue Light” personnel and emergency responders have expressed a wish to be able to support each other better.

In response to this, Blue Light Services Building Staff Psychosocial Resilience and Wellbeing has been developed for professionals across all emergency services including ambulance, police, lifeboats, fire, search and rescue. The resource consists of 4 elearning sessions to help learners identify colleagues who are struggling and offer advice to better support one another and manage early distress.

The 4 sessions, which each take approximately 30 to 40 minutes to complete, cover the following topics:

  • Caring for Blue Light Teams – An Organisation-wide Approach
  • Supporting Your Colleagues Effectively
  • Staying Mentally Well – Spotting Warning SignsEffective Conversations With Our Peers
  • Effective Conversations With Our PeersThe sessions complement the existing Top Tips for Blue Light Staff which were developed earlier this year.

For more information and to access the sessions, please visit the Blue Light Services Building Staff Psychosocial Resilience and Wellbeing programme page.

MindEd is a free educational and training resource for mental health support. The variety of free resources aims to provide adults, across professions and organisations and including parents and carers, with the knowledge to support wellbeing, the understanding to identify young and older people at risk of a mental health condition and the confidence to act on their concern and, if needed, signpost to services that can help.
For more information about MindEd visit: https://www.minded.org.uk/.

New programme on keyworking for children and young people with a learning disability, and autistic children and young people now available

Posted on: August 18th, 2021 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has worked with Pathways Associates to develop a new elearning programme on keyworking services for children and young people with a learning disability, and autistic children and young people.
Keyworking services support children and young people who are at risk of admission, or have been admitted to a mental health hospital, and their families. This programme has been developed to support keyworking teams across England to understand the fundamentals that underpin keyworking, such as culture, values and co-production.

The resource, which has been co-produced with parents and young people, will equip newly appointed keyworkers with the essential knowledge to deliver consistency in keyworking across England. The service works across health, social care and education and this resource provides information for keyworkers at all levels on the following topics:

* Foundations for Keyworking
* Human Rights Approaches
* Understanding the System
The elearning has been designed to help keyworkers chart the most beneficial path for their work with children, young people and families. As the journey of keyworking develops, new knowledge and learning will shape future iterations of this resource.
It is mandatory for all appointed keyworkers to complete this programme as part of their induction, in addition to participating in local and national skills-based training programmes.

For more information and to access the resource, please visit the Keyworking for Children and Young People with a Learning Disability, and Autistic Children and Young People programme page.

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