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SCRIPT – supporting safer prescribing practices in dentistry

Posted on: December 17th, 2020 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

The SCRIPT e-learning programme for dentistry covers a range of topics relating to prescribing and medicines safety in the dental setting.

Modules are written specifically for foundation dentists and general dental practitioners for continuing professional development.

There are eight modules available:

  • Medication Errors and Adverse Drug Reactions
  • Prescription Documentation and the Drug History
  • Special Patient Groups
  • Utilising the BNF(C)
  • Dental infections
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Pain, Ulceration and Inflammation
  • Periprocedural Prescribing

Each module takes approximately 60 minutes to complete. All course materials have been authored by a team of expert healthcare professionals and are regularly reviewed and updated.

What are the benefits in using the SCRIPT e-learning programmes?

  • Safer prescribing
    SCRIPT enhances knowledge and confidence in prescribing correctly, improving medicines management and patient safety.
  • Professional development
    Certificates are made available on completion of a module, which can be used for online learning portfolios as evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Flexible learning
    SCRIPT is easily accessible and intuitive to use, allowing users to complete modules at their convenience and refer back to modules at any time during their training.
  • Modules mapped to DTF Competency Framework
    Each of the SCRIPT modules have been individually mapped to relevant prescribing and medicines-related competencies, which can be viewed within each module.

How do I access the e-learning?

SCRIPT is free to learners with an NHS.uk or NHS.net email address – You can register to access the SCRIPT e-learning portfolios by visiting the SCRIPT website.

New healthier weight e-learning for the health and care workforce

Posted on: December 17th, 2020 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

The healthier weight competency framework aims to prevent excess weight with early intervention from the health and care workforce. It is grounded in a person-centered approach and aligns with making every contact count.

The framework was designed to provide the health and care workforce with guidance in promoting a healthier weight. This includes frontline staff, managers, commissioners and leaders of teams, services and organisations, in different roles and settings.

The framework can be used by staff working with any community or group within the population, including children, adults, pregnant women, care givers and vulnerable groups.

About the healthier weight competency framework e-learning programme

Based on role type, the e-learning programme consists of three modules which break down the healthier weight competency framework for:

  • frontline health and care staff – competencies required for engaging with people about a healthier weight in an informed and sensitive way
  • managers – competencies required for facilitating an informed and sensitive system wide approach to a healthier weight
  • commissioners and leaders – competencies required for facilitating an informed and sensitive system wide approach to a healthier weight.

Written by experts in the healthier weight competency framework, activities in three modules follow key principles in the framework: engage, assess and enable, including links to related e-LfH e-learning sessions and additional information.

How to access the e-learning

To learn more, please visit the healthier weight competency framework e-learning programme page.

NBIA Monthly Update – December 2020

Posted on: December 16th, 2020 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

New e-learning for radiographers, radiologists and breast clinicians available

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 eighth monthly update about the programme.

The full programme of e-learning sessions is due to be completed in early 2021 to support your training needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

What’s new?

There are 87 e-learning sessions available on the e-LfH Hub.  The latest sessions to be added include:

  • Interpreting Digital Breast Tomosynthesis
  • Medicolegal Considerations in Breast Imaging

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:

  • Day in the Life of a Breast Radiologist
  • Day in the Life of a Mammographer
  • Incidental Findings in the Breast on CT
  • Normal Breast and Axilla on Ultrasound
  • MRI The Written Report
  • The Normal Breast

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 access to the e-learning sessions, please visit the NBIA programme page.

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.

New and refreshed sessions are available for professional development teams

Posted on: December 14th, 2020 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) worked with the Professional Development Team at HEE London and South East (LaSE) to review existing e-learning sessions, aimed at educators and supervisors of doctors, nurses, midwives, dentists, pharmacists, allied health professionals and healthcare scientists.

What can I expect from the e-learning sessions?

All 20 sessions have been revised and reflect current policy updates and procedures.  These modules are linked to the Professional Development Framework for Educators.

The refreshed e-learning sessions include:

Using simulation in health professions education Workplace and practice

based assessment

Assuring and maintaining quality in health professions education Appraisal

 

Diversity, equal opportunities and human rights Assessing educational needs

 

Involving patients in health professions education Setting learning objectives

 

Facilitating learning in the workplace Supervision
Interprofessional education Supporting learners
Small group teaching e-Learning in clinical teaching
Teaching clinical skills Improve your lecturing
Effective feedback Introduction to educational research
Structured assessments of clinical competence Supervision of less than full time trainees

Each e-learning session takes from 30 to 60 minutes to complete. A certificate is generated on completing all of the courses within the programme.

More about the Educator Training Resources Programme

Launched in March 2017, the Educator Training Resources is a multi-professional resource, aimed at educators across the healthcare professions. The resource contains content from the Multiprofessional Faculty Development Team and HEE Kent, Surrey and Sussex’s e-training for trainers (etft) modules. Complementary content from other regions is also included.

Accessing the e-learning

The Professional Development Team (LaSE) e-learning sessions are part of the Educator Training Resource Programme, accessible via the Educator Hub.

If you would like to know more, please access the programme page.

The Professional development team e-learning programme is also available to the health and care workforce via AICC and the Electronic Staff Record (ESR).

 

New Genomics in the NHS programme

Posted on: December 10th, 2020 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) in partnership with the HEE Genomics Education Programme (GEP) are delighted to launch their new Genomics in the NHS programme; a collection of e-learning sessions designed for all healthcare professionals looking to learn more about genomics.

With the launch of the NHS Genomics Medicine Service in England, more healthcare professionals than ever before are likely to encounter genomics in their daily role. As it increasingly becomes part of routine care, all healthcare professionals, not just those within specialist departments, will need some level of understanding of the impact genomics will have on the diagnosis, treatment and management of a wide variety of conditions.

This new programme seeks to meet this educational need in an open, collaborative way, by inviting genomics educators from across the NHS to contribute their educational resources and courses.

About the Genomics in the NHS programme

The Genomics in the NHS programme is a collection of new and refreshed e-learning sessions developed by NHS educational teams to support and educate all healthcare professionals about genomic medicine and the benefits it is bringing to patient care.

The programme was developed to incorporate e-learning resources from Health Education England’s Genomics Education Programme (GEP) along with other contributors. The programme launches with e-learning from the GEP and Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust.

New and refreshed e-learning sessions

The GEP’s content features a range of foundation and specialist courses on a wide range of topics related to genomics. Learners with no or limited exposure to genomics can build up their knowledge with the Genomics 101 collection, comprising nine short introductory courses covering the basic of DNA, genetic inheritance, genetic testing and communicating with patients about genomics.

Meanwhile, healthcare professionals who are already familiar with genomics can access more tailored sessions, designed for those who support patients through genomic testing, including whole genome sequencing.

The Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust has contributed its first e-learning resources to the Genomics in the NHS programme. The sessions have been designed to assist healthcare professionals working with patients with rare diseases, looking to understand and integrate genomics into their clinical practice.

Learners will be provided with an overview of basic, general genomics knowledge, which will then be assessed. They will examine genomic knowledge specific to their area of practice, by identifying common genetic conditions. They will also examine local pathways and support systems for the patients and are encouraged to support their learning and case-based discussions with the help of a local facilitator.

Further information and guidance

To find out more about the work of the GEP and its courses, resources and tools available for the NHS workforce, visit the GEP website at www.genomicseducation.hee.nhs.uk

Learners completing the modules by Liverpool Women’s Trust may be interested in further guidance and reading, which is linked to module and written for patients. You can access the guidance by selecting: https://www.liverpoolwomens.nhs.uk/our-services/liverpool-centre-for-genomic-medicine-lcgm/

Accessing the e-learning

For more information and to access the sessions, please visit the Genomics in the NHS programme page.

You can work through the e-learning programme at your own pace and revisit content at any time.

 

e-Learning sessions support paramedics caring for mother and baby

Posted on: December 7th, 2020 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) worked with the College of Paramedics to develop ten bite-sized sessions to develop paramedics’ knowledge of childbirth, maternal emergencies and care of newborn babies.

Written and edited by paramedic-midwife, Aimee Yarrington, each session in the maternity and newborn care for paramedics’ module was designed to build confidence and competence in experienced paramedics, students and assistant practitioners when caring for mother and baby in a wide range of scenarios such as normal birth, breech birth, peripartum haemorrhage and newborn life support.

The module covers the following topics:

  • Ante-partum haemorrhage
  • Birth
  • Breech birth
  • Care of the newborn
  • Cord prolapse
  • Maternal resuscitation
  • Newborn life support
  • Post-partum haemorrhage
  • Pregnancy induced hypertension and pre-eclampsia
  • Shoulder dystocia

Each interactive session can be accessed on a variety of mobile devices and lasts approximately 20 minutes.

To register for this e-learning module or for more information, please visit the e-LfH website.

ESCAPE-pain - supporting people with chronic joint pain

Posted on: November 30th, 2020 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) 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 – facilitating group education and exercise sessions for people living with chronic joint pain and learning how the programme may be implemented in their organisation.

What is the ESCAPE-pain programme?

Designed to increase physical function and improve quality of life, ESCAPE-pain is an evidence-based and cost-effective group rehabilitation programme for people with chronic joint pain.

The ESCAPE-pain programme can be delivered in a variety of locations including outpatient physiotherapy departments, leisure centres and local community settings by healthcare professionals and exercise instructors.

There are two ESCAPE-pain programmes designed to support people living with chronic knee and hip pain, and people living with chronic back pain.

To deliver either of the ESCAPE-pain programmes, professionals are required to attend facilitator training.  The training is open to healthcare professionals and exercise instructors who meet the pre-qualification criteria.

The research, evidence and endorsements for each programme can be found on the ESCAPE-pain website.

e-Learning resources

The e-learning resources are aimed at:

  1. helping interested providers determine how ESCAPE-pain may fit within their organisation and to begin the process towards implementation.
  2. professionals who plan to deliver the programme and become ESCAPE-pain facilitators.

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.

More about ESCAPE-pain

The ESCAPE-pain programme was recently awarded the MSK Care Initiative of the Year at the HSJ Value Awards 2020.

“The judges felt this was an excellent initiative which enables self-management for people with hip and knee pain. Clear rationale was given for the initiative with supporting evidence and references, which has led to improvement in patient care. The team demonstrated great overall cost saving benefits to the system in terms of total and social health, and the overall ambition to improve general health, fitness and wellbeing was commendable.”

The e-learning was commissioned by the Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) and developed by Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare, in collaboration with ESCAPE-pain and the Health Innovation Network.

Please see our website for more information about the ESCAPE-pain programme and recommended reading.

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.

SCRIPT - Supporting safer management of medicines

Posted on: November 24th, 2020 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

The SCRIPT e-learning programme for nursing staff and student nurses consists of 18 modules in three categories, covering a range of topics relating to medicines safety, including:

  • Principles of medicines management
  • Therapeutic groups
  • Managing the risks

Each module takes approximately 60 minutes to complete. All course materials have been authored by a team of expert healthcare professionals and are regularly reviewed and updated.

What are the benefits in using the SCRIPT e-learning programme?

  • Safer prescribing
    SCRIPT enhances nurses’ education around medicines management and optimisation, improving patient safety.
  • Professional development
    Certificates are made available on completion of a module, which can be used for online learning portfolios as evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Flexible learning
    SCRIPT is easily accessible and intuitive to use, allowing users to complete modules at their convenience and refer back to modules at any time during their training.
  • SCRIPT e-learning is free to those with a NHS.uk or NHS.net address.

How do I access the e-learning?

You can learn more about the SCRIPT e-learning programmes by visiting the SCRIPT website at: https://www.safeprescriber.org/

New Radiology sessions available

Posted on: November 23rd, 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 seventh monthly update about the programme.

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

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.

What’s new?

There are 85 e-learning sessions available on the e-LfH Hub.  The latest sessions to be added include:

  • Day in the Life of a Breast Radiologist
  • Day in the Life of a Mammographer
  • Incidental Findings in the Breast on CT
  • Normal Breast and Axilla on Ultrasound
  • MRI The Written Report
  • The Normal Breast

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:

  • Breast Density
  • Computer-Aided Detection (CAD) and Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • MRI Guided Biopsy
  • Reflective Practice in Breast Imaging

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.

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