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Safeguarding Adults

Posted on: January 27th, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Enrol now for Level 3 Safeguarding Adults

The first run of the level 3 safeguarding adults free online course starts on Monday 27 January 2020, lasting for three weeks (weekly study: one hour).

This online course contributes towards the achievement of level 3 safeguarding competencies, as set out in Safeguarding for Adults: Roles and Competencies.

Topics covered include:

  • Taking part in, and contributing to, wider multi-disciplinary safeguarding meetings
  • The challenges of complex safeguarding concerns
  • How communication, information sharing, and confidentiality contribute to effective safeguarding
  • Professional and contemporaneous safeguarding documentation
  • Reflective practice and the role of supervision in safeguarding.

Developed in partnership with the Safeguarding Adults National Network, this online course is just one of a set of national resources for level 3 and 4 safeguarding adults training that HEE is making freely available to all health and care staff from the end of January 2020.

Health and care staff can enrol now at https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/level-3-safeguarding-adults/1.

Coming soon

Accompanying the level 3 online course, will be a facilitator guide to run complementary face to face training in your organisation. This will be made available on the e-LfH Hub at the end of January.

For level 4 safeguarding adults, staff will be able to access a gap analysis tool to discover relevant resources based on their current knowledge and skills, log their work-based learning and have access to a programme of live webinars on ‘hot topics’ running throughout 2020.

Level 4 safeguarding adults live webinar programme for 2020

In conjunction with NHS England and NHS Improvement, HEE are offering a programme of four live webinars throughout 2020 to support staff needing to attain competence at level 4 safeguarding adults. The topics and dates are:

  • Self-neglect and inherent jurisdiction – Monday 10 February 2020, 12-1pm. Enrolment is now open for this webinar, to register click here and select ‘join as a participant’, then ‘Registration’.
  • Fabricated and induced illness – Monday 4 May 2020, 12-1pm.
  • People in positions of trust – Monday 13 July 2020, 12-1pm.
  • Issues between different organisations – Monday 23 November 2020, 12-1pm.

Recordings of the live sessions will be made available on the e-LfH website if you are unable to attend the live sessions.

Enrol now to join the live webinar ‘Self-neglect and inherent jurisdiction’ taking place on Monday 10 February 2020, 12-1pm.

This webinar will be delivered by Kenny Gibson, National Head of Safeguarding, NHS England and NHS Improvement, and topics covered will include:

  • What is self-neglect?
  • What causes self-neglect?
  • Relevant legislation
  • What is inherent jurisdiction?
  • When does it apply?

This webinar is designed for named professionals, including lead doctors, heads of adult safeguarding, and named GPs/doctors for organisations commissioning primary care as well as named professionals working in provider or commissioning services.

The interactive session will meet the following Safeguarding Level 4 learning outcomes.

To register click here and select ‘join as a participant’, then ‘registration’.

For more information about the Safeguarding Adults programme, please email tel@hee.nhs.uk.

New content added to the Volunteer Learning Passport News & Hub Notification 24 Jan 2020

Posted on: January 27th, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has been working with Pennine Lancashire Volunteer Project, Helpforce and Health Education England’s Volunteer Programme, to add new content to the Volunteer Learning Passport e-learning programme.

The Volunteer Learning Passport programme offers standardised basic mandatory training which has been designed to be portable and is free for volunteers in health and social care.   The programme aims to enable safe volunteering and to build community capacity to complement public services, which is a key strategy for improving health and wellbeing.

The new content covers a further nine sessions to complement the existing six sessions, which were launched as a pilot in January 2019.

The following sessions are now available:

  • Your Role and Responsibilities
  • Communication Skills
  • Data Security Awareness
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Equality, Diversity and Human Rights
  • Safeguarding Adults
  • Safeguarding Children
  • Child Sexual Exploitation
  • Prevent Radicalisation
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Health and Safety
  • Fire Safety
  • Fluids and Nutrition
  • Basic Life Support
  • Moving and Assisting

For more information about the Volunteer Learning Passport programme, including details of how to access, please visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/volunteer-learning-passport.

AICC functionality: Chrome browser – close window behaviour

Posted on: January 16th, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has become aware of an imminent change contained in the next version of the Chrome browser, version 80. The change is to alter what happens on the close of a browser window and may affect the recording of learner activity when some e-LfH sessions are accessed via AICC.

For more technical detail of this specific change, please view Google’s information:

https://www.chromestatus.com/feature/4664843055398912

During our testing we have found that this affects what happens when an e-learning session is closed remotely by an external Learning Management System (LMS) using our AICC functionality. An error is produced which may, or may not, result in the learner’s activity being recorded. (This is dependent on how the external LMS launches the session).

We are actively working on preventative measures within our session templates to use a different communication method on the close of the window. However, this would rely on a rebuild of each session being used via AICC and as we have a very large catalogue of content available; this is a substantial task. We will address the most popular sessions and update these first, but it will take several weeks to update all the sessions.

The new version of Chrome is due to be available from 4 February 2020.  There is still some debate, on the online community, as to whether Google will implement this change due to the expected impact on websites. Following the update, if the error is encountered, a different browser can be used.

Please be assured that preventative steps will be made to how the e-LfH Hub handles the closing of sessions ahead of the February release date of the new Chrome browser.

Further updates will be posted on this page as to whether Google make this change and our plans, if required, to update the sessions.

For any support assistance, please contact us at support@e-lfh.org.uk.

More users than ever accessing the HEE e-LfH Hub

Posted on: January 8th, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Health Education England’s e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) programme is riding a surge in its e-learning usage with more users than ever accessing the HEE e-LfH Hub!

HEE e-LfH works in partnership with the NHS and professional bodies including Royal Colleges and associations, NHS organisations, charities and other health and care organisations, to support patient care by providing e-learning to educate and train the health and care workforce.

In October 2019, there were 911,263 session launches on the HEE e-LfH Hub, making it the most successful month in e-Learning for Healthcare’s history. October’s usage is the continuation of another triumphant 12 months for HEE e-LfH, with a staggering 13.8 million e-learning sessions launched between July 2018 and June 2019 on the e-LfH Hub alone. This level of activity is testament to the increasing demand for high-quality e-learning content for the health and care workforce.

HEE e-LfH’s programmes provide an “anytime, anywhere” learning opportunity for those working in health and social care. The content is created by a team of experts to enhance traditional learning and support existing teaching methods, with many programmes also including an e-assessment option providing learners and trainers with evidence of progress.

HEE e-LfH’s programmes are available to access free of charge on the HEE e-LfH Hub, the Electronic Staff Record, on local systems using AICC links and via OpenAthens.

For more information about HEE e-LfH, including a full list of e-learning programmes, visit https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/.

Enrolment for level 3 safeguarding adults free online course is live

Posted on: December 20th, 2019 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

The first run of the level 3 safeguarding adults free online course starts on Monday 27 January 2020.

The course lasts for three weeks with weekly study time of one hour.

Health and care staff can enrol now at https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/level-3-safeguarding-adults/1.

The online course contributes towards the achievement of level 3 safeguarding competencies, as set out in Safeguarding for Adults: Roles and Competencies.

Topics covered include:

* Taking part in, and contributing to, wider multi-disciplinary safeguarding meetings
* The challenges of complex safeguarding concerns
* How communication, information sharing and confidentiality contribute to effective safeguarding
* Professional and contemporaneous safeguarding documentation
* Reflective practice and the role of supervision in safeguarding

Developed in partnership with the Safeguarding Adults National Network, this online course is one of a set of national resources for level 3 and 4 safeguarding adults training that HEE is making freely available to all health and care staff.

Accompanying the level 3 online course, will be a facilitator guide to run complementary face to face training in your organisation. This will be made available on the e-LfH Hub from the end of January 2020.

For level 4 safeguarding adults, staff will be able to access a gap analysis tool to discover relevant resources based on their current knowledge and skills, log their work-based learning and have access to a programme of live webinars on ‘hot topics’ running throughout 2020.

For more information please email tel@hee.nhs.uk.

Foundation programme - December 2019 update

Posted on: December 20th, 2019 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Welcome to your December 2019 update about the Foundation e-learning programme that has been developed specifically for Foundation doctors by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges in partnership with Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) and is approved by UKFPO.

Do you need to complete parts of the curriculum on your e-portfolio which you do not cover in day-to-day practice? If so, why not try some of our free e-learning mapped directly to the Foundation Professional Capabilities (Training Outcomes) in the 2016 Foundation Curriculum.

The sessions in the Foundation e-learning programme – Professional Capability: 20 Contributes to quality improvement; the e-learning sessions look at audit and evidence-based practice. It outlines the study designs used in medical practice. You are provided with a guide to developing a structured research strategy which will help you find journal articles relevant to your clinical questions. How to evaluate a journal article is discussed using a linked example paper from the British Journal of Anaesthesia.

Sessions:

* Audit
* Evidence Based Medicine in Clinical Practice
* Common Study Designs in Clinical Research
* Explaining Evidence/Guidelines/Protocols to Patients
* Guidelines in Clinical Practice
* Searching the Literature and Locating Papers
* How to Review a Paper

You can sign in to the e-learning with your login supplied by e-LfH at the beginning of your foundation training: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/foundation-programme/.

Midwifery Identification, Stabilisation and Transfer of the Sick Newborn (MIST)

Posted on: November 5th, 2019 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Health Education England’s e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has worked with The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust and The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to develop an e-learning programme to support maternity and emergency teams treating unexpectedly unwell babies in community settings.

The Midwifery Identification, Stabilisation and Transfer of the Sick Newborn (MIST) programme is aimed at midwifery and ambulance colleagues to support the treatment plan for newborn babies who are, or have the potential to become, unwell following delivery in a community setting. The resources are designed to equip maternity and emergency teams with the knowledge required to extend care beyond the first minutes after birth, up to and including handover to the neonatal team.

The programme consists of four e-learning sessions and covers several clinical scenarios from normal health to significant illness. It is expected that by completing all four sessions within this programme, healthcare professionals will be able to:

  • Recognise normal and abnormal infant colour (anaemia and cyanosis)
  • Recognise normal and abnormal feeding patterns and abdominal signs
  • Support an infant born unexpectedly preterm
  • Support a baby born in an unexpectedly poor condition.

Each session will cover identification, management including stabilisation and communication, and transfer to a neonatal unit.

For more information about the programme, including details of how to access the e-learning sessions, visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/midwifery-identification-stabilisation-and-transfer-of-the-sick-newborn/.

e-Learning to help people living in cold homes

Posted on: November 5th, 2019 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Around three million people in England live in homes that are too cold. The health effects are enormous – people can end up visiting their GP more, being admitted to hospital, becoming depressed, or even dying because they are just not warm enough at home.

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has worked with Public Health England (PHE) to develop the Helping People Living in Cold Homes e-learning programme for health and care professionals.

The e-learning resource supports health and social care professionals to put National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance into practice.

Aimed at health and care staff who undertake home visits, the resource provides information on local services that can assist people living in cold homes, such as installing insulation, improving heating systems or helping reduce energy bills.

It also helps people spot the signs of a cold home – including less obvious ones.

With this information, staff can have a conversation with people whose health may be affected by being too cold at home, and signpost them to the relevant local services.

For more information about the e-learning programme, including details on how to access, visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/cold-homes/.

New Radiation Protection for Vascular Surgeons e-learning programme now live

Posted on: November 5th, 2019 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has worked with the British Institute of Radiology (BIR) to develop a programme designed to raise awareness amongst the vascular surgery community of the hazards associated with exposure to ionising radiation.

The programme, which takes into account the latest changes in safety legislation, is aimed at vascular surgery trainees and will also benefit more experienced surgeons.

The eight e-learning sessions include principles of ionising radiation, patient safety regulations and preoperative contrast imaging. Each session takes around 30 minutes to complete and includes assessment questions.

The course has been accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons of England for up to 4.0 CPD points.

You can access the e-learning here: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/radiation-protection-for-vascular-surgeons/

e-LfH is a Health Education England Programme in partnership with the NHS and Professional Bodies