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New COVID-19 e-learning on recovery and rehabilitation available

Posted on: September 23rd, 2020 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues it is recognised that those who recover from the virus often continue to display a range of physical and psychological symptoms that require therapy and support.

This interactive e-learning programme aims to provide health and care staff, including Allied Health Professionals, fitness professionals and carers with strategies and techniques to manage key symptoms experienced by people recovering from COVID-19.

Four 20-minute e-learning sessions cover breathlessness, exercise, cough and fatigue, with knowledge checks occurring at key points. Although the sessions interconnect, they can be completed as individual modules.

On completion of the sessions, a certificate can be downloaded. The programme is also included in the continuing professional development (CPD) portfolio for health and care staff.

More information about the programme

This work was commissioned by Health Education England in collaboration with the Pulmonary Rehabilitation department at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.

The authors bring wide and diverse knowledge and experience to the COVID-19 recovery and rehabilitation e-learning, which aided the development of a high-quality e-learning programme, that can be used by a variety of health and care staff including carers. It is an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to learning that fully encompasses the ethos of rehabilitation.

Accessing the e-learning

You can find the COVID-19 recovery and rehabilitation e-learning programme at: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/covid-19-recovery-and-rehabilitation/

COVID-19 e-learning programme update

Posted on: September 21st, 2020 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

The e-LfH COVID-19 programme has now had 2.2 million session launches since it was launched in March 2020.

The programme remains free to access by people working in the NHS, the healthcare sector, the independent sector and social care. Our online learning resources have proved invaluable to new and existing staff, particularly where traditional learning environments have been unavailable.

Modules related to Coronavirus vary by profession and include:

  • Essential Guidance from the NHS, Government and WHO and BMJ
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Public Health England – Personal Protection Equipment
  • Critical Care and Ward-Based Equipment Resources
  • Intensive Care Medicine
  • Resources for Primary and Social Care Setting, which includes Safety Netting Cancer Patients during the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Information and advice on Coronavirus (COVID-19) for carers.
  • Resources for Staff Working in Primary Care and Community Setting
  • Resources for Staff Working in a Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Setting
  • Resources for Specific Professions, Support Workers and Volunteers
  • Resources for other Healthcare Staff Returning to Work
  • Resources for Volunteers supporting Health and Social Care
  • Staff Wellbeing and Resilience during COVID-19
  • Statutory and Mandatory Training

For more information about the programme, please visit: www.e-lfh.org.uk/coronavirus

Healthcare professionals encouraged to discuss physical activity with patients, as new sporting campaign launches

Posted on: September 21st, 2020 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) partnered with Public Health England (PHE), Sport England and This Mum Moves to develop the Physical Activity for Health e-learning programme, providing healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills to provide brief physical activity advice to their patients.

The Great British Week of Sport is taking place from Saturday 19 September to Sunday 27 September, as a new initiative led by UKactive, with support from Public Health England’s Better Health campaign and Sport England.  The awareness week aims to highlight the benefits that sport and physical activity have on people’s mental and physical wellbeing.


More about the e-learning programme

Did you know that one in four people stated that they would be more active if they were advised by a GP or nurse?

The HEE e-LfH Physical Activity for Health e-learning programme is free and encourages healthcare professionals to initiate conversations with patients relating to the benefits of physical activity in preventing and managing a range of common conditions and supporting general health.


How to access the e-learning

To access the e-learning programme, visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/physical-activity-and-health/

To access further training and resources from PHE, please email their physical activity team: physicalactivity@phe.gov.uk

e-Learning for Community Carers - Hydration in Older People

Posted on: September 21st, 2020 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

Hampshire County Council has worked in partnership with Wessex Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) and Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) to develop an e-learning programme which aims to increase your knowledge and confidence in assessing an older person’s hydration needs and minimise the risk of poor hydration in a person-centred way.

Aimed at any person working with older people in the community, including care home staff, home carers, family carers and volunteers, the e-learning builds on the information and skills you may have already learnt and implemented from the Care Certificate.

The Hydration in Older People e-learning is part of the Hydration at Home Toolkit, both of which have been endorsed by the British Dietetic Association.


What can I expect?

Designed to be as interactive as possible, the e-learning takes approximately 45 minutes to complete and features a short video and an assessment in the form of a case study.

Whilst the content has been specifically designed for community carers, the messages are relevant to all carers, including those working in acute care settings.

Please note that if you have already completed the hydration in older people e-learning via the Hampshire County Council hub, you do not need to repeat the training in the e-LfH Hub.


Additional resources

The hydration e-learning programme is part of the Hydration at Home toolkit which includes resources for the general public, including a hydration leaflet and poster.
For more information and to access these resources, please visit: https://wessexahsn.org.uk/projects/354/hydration-at-home-toolkit


Accessing the e-Learning

For more information about the e-learning resource, including access details, please visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/hydration-in-older-people/


ESCAPE-pain - using education and exercise to support people with chronic joint pain

Posted on: September 15th, 2020 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) in partnership with ESCAPE-pain and the Health Innovation Network, developed two e-learning resources, aimed at helping healthcare professionals and exercise instructors understand the principles behind the ESCAPE-pain programme.

The programme enables health and care professionals and exercise instructors to facilitate group education and exercise sessions for people living with chronic joint pain.

e-Learning resources

There are two ESCAPE-pain programmes designed to support people living with chronic knee and hip pain, and people living with chronic back pain.  Each e-learning session takes approximately 20-30 minutes to complete, with the aim of improving providers’ understanding of what the programme involves and to prepare for the facilitator training.

Following the e-learning sessions, health and care professionals and exercise instructors are required to attend facilitator training. For more information about this, please visit the ESCAPE-pain website https://escape-pain.org/

Accessing the e-learning

If you would like to know more about the programme, including access details to the e-learning sessions, the ESCAPE-pain team is waiting to support you.

Please email the team at: hello@escape-pain.org for more information.

August update – New e-learning session for radiographers, radiologists and breast clinicians is available

Posted on: September 3rd, 2020 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

In May 2020, the National Breast Imaging Academy (NBIA), in partnership with Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH), launched their e-learning programme for radiographers, radiologists and breast clinicians.  This is the fourth monthly update about the programme.

e-Learning sessions are part of the NBIA’s aim to provide online learning to complement face-to-face clinical training.  The sessions are designed to support trainees in breast imaging and to provide valuable continuing professional development (CPD) resources for all qualified staff.

The full programme of e-learning sessions is due to launch in late 2020, but many sessions are available now, to support your training needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

What’s new?

There are 65 e-learning sessions available on the e-LfH Hub.  The latest session to be added is:

  • Further Mammographic Views

Additional sessions will be added to the e-learning catalogue as soon as they are ready.

What can I expect from the e-learning sessions?

The interactive e-learning sessions cover a wide range of topics on breast imaging and relevant aspects of surgery, oncology, pathology, nursing, and risk and prevention.

In addition to the recently added e-learning sessions listed above, you can also access:

  • Assessment for Mammographers
  • Clinical Evaluation and Management of Male Breast Disease
  • Epidemiology of Breast Cancer
  • ‘Day in the Life’ series showcasing breast multidisciplinary team members
  • Living With, Through and Beyond Breast Cancer
  • MRI Artefacts
  • QA, Standards and Guidance
  • Ultrasound Interpretation – Cysts and Collections

What is the NBIA?

Hosted by Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, the National Breast Imaging Academy (NBIA) project is a collaborative, national, multidisciplinary initiative, involving training centres and NHS Trusts around the country as well as Health Education England, Public Health England, the Royal College of Radiologists, the Society and College of Radiographers, the Association of Breast Clinicians and e-Learning for Healthcare.

For further information about the NBIA please visit: www.nationalbreastimagingacademy.org.

More information, accessing the sessions and providing feedback

For more information about the programme, including details on how to access the NBIA e-learning sessions, please visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/national-breast-imaging-academy/.

In addition to these monthly updates, please visit the HEE e-LfH news page and follow @HEE_TEL on Twitter for the latest news about the programme.

If you would like to share your thoughts on the resources and input into the evaluation of the NBIA e-learning programme, please visit our survey.

New sessions for pharmacists available within the Educator Training Resource Programme

Posted on: September 1st, 2020 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has worked with the HEE London and South East Pharmacy Team (working across London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex) to develop four new e-learning sessions, aimed at developing the knowledge and skills pharmacy educators require for supervising, assessing and evaluating pharmacy students in a variety of primary and secondary care settings.  Although primarily aimed for educators, the modules are also suitable for trainees on pharmacy programmes.

What do the e-learning sessions cover?

The e-learning sessions include:

  • Introduction to supervised learning events (SLE)
  • Mini clinical evaluation exercise (MiniCEX)
  • Care based discussion (CBD)
  • Direct observation of practical skills (DOPS)

Each e-learning session takes approximately 30 minutes to complete and includes videos and multiple-choice questions to test your knowledge.  You may choose to dip in and out of the sessions when it is convenient to you.

These sessions complement the existing resources for pharmacy educators, which include:

  • MRCF (Medicines Related Consultation Framework)
  • Multi-Source Feedback (MSF) (Mini-TAB)
  • RITA (Record of In-service Training Assessment)

More about the Educator Training Resources Programme

Launched in March 2017, the Educator Training Resources are aimed at educators and supervisors across medical professional groups.  Content was originally migrated from HEE Kent, Surrey and Sussex’s e-training for trainers (etft) platform, together with London’s multi-professional Faculty Development modules.  Complementary content from other regions was also included to produce a national resource.

Modules are linked to the Professional Development Framework for Educators and the curriculum for pharmacists has been developed by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, with initial adoption in London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

The framework domains map to professional regulatory standards for education and training including HEE’s Quality Framework standards and are applicable to all educators working in clinical practice and Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) as guidance for best practice.

Accessing the e-learning

The new e-learning sessions for pharmacists are part of the Educator Training Resource Programme, accessible via the Educator Hub and the ‘Enhancing Learning Through Assessment’ module.

If you would like to know more about the programme, including how to access the e-learning sessions, visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/educator-hub/.

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