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New support tips for education staff now available

Posted on: May 26th, 2022 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

A collection of useful education support tips to help teachers and other education staff to look after each other and improve their own wellbeing in the workplace has been created in partnership with the Education Support Charity and added to Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh)’s MindEd programme.

The tips offer guidance and advice on the following topics:

  • Looking after yourself and each other in education settings
  • Acknowledging loss and bereavement in education settings
  • Dealing with stress and trauma for staff in education settings
  • Tips for team leaders and managers in education settings

Each set of tips has been written by a panel of health and education settings based experts, adapted for the education workforce.

Dr Raphael Kelvin, MindEd Consortium National Clinical Lead said: “Education staff have such a pivotal role in our society. Just as we plant trees now to provide shade for the next generation, we grow our children to be our shared futures. The wellbeing of our teachers, educators and all education staff is central to our children’s educational and social experience and key to their shared successes. We hope these resources will nourish this key endeavour for us all.”

For more information and to access the tips, please visit the MindEd programme page.

New session on advance care planning added to end-of-life care for all programme

Posted on: May 26th, 2022 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

A new elearning session on engaging effectively about advance care planning with people from ethnically diverse backgrounds has been added to the end-of-life care for all programme.

The session aims to build healthcare professionals’ confidence and expertise in supporting people from diverse ethnic backgrounds to think ahead about deterioration and dying at a time and level that is comfortable for the patient.

It is based on findings from the Thinking Ahead Study where more than 70 people from ethnically diverse communities and 60 health professionals shared their experiences of thinking ahead about deterioration and dying, which suggested that patients from ethnic minority communities access end-of-life care less and later than other sections of the population, and that clinicians may lack confidence in supporting them.

The session was created in partnership with the LOROS: Hospice Care for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to be part of a wider group of resources intended to promote awareness and learning about the key findings of Thinking Ahead Study to explore ways in which doctors and nurses can support patients more effectively at the end of their lives in line with their religious, spiritual and cultural values.

The end-of-life care for all programme, developed in partnership with the Association for Palliative Medicine, is designed to enhance the training and education of all those involved in delivering end-of-life care such as social care workers, support workers, administrative and clerical staff, and volunteers.

For more information and to access the new session, please visit the end-of-life-care for all (e-ELCA) programme page.

New Wound Care Education for the Health and Care Workforce modules available

Posted on: May 23rd, 2022 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

This elearning programme was developed by Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) in partnership with the National Wound Care Strategy Programme and Health Education England. The programme aims to provide the knowledge and skills needed to enable appropriate wound care to people in any health and care setting

What’s new?

There are 3 new tier 2 elearning modules available, on the topics listed below:

  • Dressing Wounds
  • The Foot at Risk
  • Choosing the Right Compression Therapy

Aimed at patient facing heath and care practitioners, these interactive modules include links to videos and activities and take between 30 and 60 minutes to complete. Tier 2 sessions include a knowledge assessment, which must be passed to gain certification.

Introductory tier 1 modules include the Essentials of Skin Care, Wound Assessment, Leg Ulceration and Pressure Ulcer Prevention.

About the National Wound Care Strategy Programme

These education resources have been developed as part of the National Wound Care Strategy programme, which aims to implement a consistently high standard of wound care across England by reducing unnecessary variation, improving safety and optimising patient experience and outcomes.

Visit the National Wound Care Strategy website for more information about the programme.

How to access the elearning programme

To learn more about the sessions, please visit the programme page.

The National Wound Care Strategy Programme elearning is also available to the NHS health and care workforce via AICC and the Electronic Staff Record (ESR).

Easy access maternity elearning catalogue now available

Posted on: May 18th, 2022 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has worked with HEE midwifery leads, maternity and the neonatal digital steering group to develop a catalogue of resources for maternity staff to access key elearning to support the delivery of care for women and families.

The Maternity Resources: Ockenden Immediate and Essential Actions catalogue comprises existing programmes on the elfh Hub that have been collated into 1 easily accessible learning package.

A comprehensive suite of programmes within the catalogue provides high quality training relevant to staff working in maternity services such as midwives, neonatal nurses, obstetricians, maternity healthcare support workers and paediatric staff. The programmes feature individual sessions which cover a host of topics including medical problems in pregnancy, fetal monitoring and preterm birth.

The catalogue has been developed to support the findings of the Ockenden report  and to enable the workforce to respond to Local Actions for Learning (LAfL) and Immediate and Essential Actions (IEAs) for the system.

The new maternity catalogue supports the successful delivery of these LAfL and IEAs by making elearning more easily accessible as a ‘one stop shop’ for maternity services colleagues.

Professor Wendy Reid, Education, Quality and Medical Director at HEE, said: “We are delighted to take this positive step to support improvements to the delivery of maternity services across the country. This catalogue will make it easier for health and care colleagues to access high quality learning resources on many aspects of maternity care to help ensure that the NHS in England is one of the safest places in the world to have a baby.”

For more information and to access the free-of-charge catalogue, please visit the Maternity Resources: Ockenden Immediate and Essential Actions programme page

New programme on congenital heart disease now available

Posted on: May 17th, 2022 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has worked in partnership with the North West, North Wales and The Isle of Man Congenital Heart Disease Network to develop a new elearning programme on congenital heart disease.

An Introduction to Congenital Heart Disease provides a basic but essential overview of this condition and highlights the advances in paediatric care that have resulted in increasing numbers of patients surviving into adult life.

The resource also describes the specialist services required to deliver care at every stage of life. It is aimed at all NHS clinical staff who are not specialists in this subject but may need to care for patients with congenital heart disease in their current role. The resource will also be useful for all other clinical colleagues to understand the implications of congenital heart disease, as patients will access other services within the NHS throughout their lifetime.

The programme, which takes approximately 2 hours to complete, consists of 3 modules:

  • An Introduction to Congenital Heart Disease
  • An Introduction to the Neonate or Infant with Congenital Heart Disease
  • Acute Presentations in Adult Congenital Heart Disease

On completion of the programme, learners will gain a good understanding of this type of heart disease and know how to contact their nearest network and helplines.

Experts from within the field of congenital heart disease developed the resource, endorsed by the British Congenital Cardiac Association (BCCA).

For more information and to access the programme, please visit the Congenital Heart Disease programme page.

e-GP elearning sessions now updated

Posted on: May 17th, 2022 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has worked with the Royal College of General Practitioners to extensively review and update 60 sessions within the e-GP elearning programme.

The sessions have been updated within the following courses:

  • Introductory Guides
  • The GP Consultation in Practice
  • Patient Safety and Quality of Care
  • Care of Acutely Ill People
  • Care of Children and Young People – Neonates
  • Care of Children and Young People – Children
  • Care of Older Adults
  • Women’s Health: Care of Women
  • Sexual Health
  • End-of-Life Care
  • Care of People with Intellectual Disability
  • Care of People with Eye Problems
  • Care of People with Metabolic Problems: Endocrine and Metabolic
  • Care of People with Musculoskeletal Problems

Each of the sessions have been updated to reflect the very latest guidance within all aspects of the learning, for example, session content, case studies and reflective questions, and to provide the most current links to this information. The sessions have also been amended to include enhanced graphics and images, subtitles for videos and additional resources for learners to explore the topics further.

More than 50,000 GPs, nursing staff and allied health professionals have accessed e-GP and the sessions have been launched more than 750,000 times.

For more information and to access the revised sessions, please visit the e-GP programme page.

New health and justice careers elearning programme now available

Posted on: May 10th, 2022 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

An elearning programme about career options within health and justice settings has been developed by Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) and the NHS England national health and justice team.

The resource provides learners with a basic overview of the health and justice services commissioned by NHS England and the career options within these services. This includes healthcare within the criminal justice system, immigration removal centres and sexual assault referral centres. The elearning programme also covers healthcare careers within the children and young people’s secure estate, including young offender institutions, secure training centres and secure children’s’ homes.

The course was co-developed with expert stakeholders and people with lived experience working within health and justice. It is designed to explain and promote the unique working environments and career opportunities available within health and justice commissioned services and to provide information on what to expect should individuals choose a career within one of these services.

The development of this course forms part of the NHS England Health and Justice Inclusive Workforce Programme. The aim of this programme is to improve the recruitment and retention of a larger, more diverse, inclusive and representative workforce for all health and justice services and programmes.

By the end of this elearning programme, which consists of 1 session, learners should be able to:

* understand the health and justice services commissioned by NHS England and how they support their respective client/patient groups
* understand the range of roles within each type of service
* understand where to go to find out more information about these services and role opportunities
* reflect on personal career options and opportunities
* reflect on personal knowledge, skills and development needs

The programme is aimed at anyone interested in exploring the services and career opportunities available within the health and justice sector.

For more information and to access the session, please visit the Introduction to Health and Justice Careers programme page.

New resources available for ambulance services and paramedics

Posted on: May 10th, 2022 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

New learning resources have been added to the Recognising and Managing Deterioration elearning programme. The National Early Warning Score (NEWS) in Ambulance Services training comprises of 3 parts.

NEWS eLearning for Frontline Staff, developed by the London Ambulance Services NHS Trust, aims to support learners in applying the NEWS2 scoring system in a clinical environment and understand the thresholds, triggers, and escalation to appropriate care, following application of the tool.

NEWS eLearning for Paramedics offers learners an overview of NEWS and specific case studies relevant to staff working in ambulance services. The resource covers the need for the NEWS tool and the evidence to support its use when recognising and responding to deterioration. Learners will also gain knowledge in the ATMISTER communication tool and identify the ways in which they might manage patients in similar situations to the case studies.

A Train the Trainer package is also available, which includes all sections of the NEWS in Ambulance Service resources in a PowerPoint format and can be used in a facilitated learning session.

To read more about these resources, visit the Recognising and Managing Deterioration programme page.

New resources available to support care of patients with mental health conditions

Posted on: May 10th, 2022 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

New learning resources have been added to the Recognising and Managing Deterioration elearning programme. The National Early Warning Score (NEWS) in Mental Health Settings training comprises of 2 parts.

The NEWS in Mental Health Settings elearning session was developed by Health Education England in collaboration with Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, for staff involved in the care of patients with mental health conditions.

The session aims to provide learners with an overview of NEWS and how it can be used in the recognition and response to deterioration. Learners will also understand the purpose of the SBARD communication tool and reflect on case studies.

Our Train the Trainer package includes all sections of the NEWS in Mental Health settings elearning in a PowerPoint format, and can be used in a facilitated learning session. To read more about these resources, visit the Recognising and Managing Deterioration programme page.

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