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e-ELCA Update

Rich Kitchen, 14 December 2017
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As the new clinical lead for the elearning programme End of Life Care for All (e-ELCA) I am excited about being involved in the programme, helping to shape its future and tell even more people about this fantastic resource.

The elearning programme aims to enhance the training and education of the health and social care workforce so that well-informed high-quality care can be delivered by confident and competent staff and volunteers to support people wherever they happen to be.

HospiceUK conference

We had the exciting opportunity of presenting at the HospiceUK conference in Liverpool last month, as well as having a stand for the three-day duration of the conference. The presentation contained a session on how to navigate e-ELCA, as well as a discussion around educational strategies that could maximise its effectiveness (including blended learning).

We met a number of people at our stand as well as directly after the presentation. Many thanks for all of those who came to speak to us. I hope we were able to answer any queries. If you would like to ask anything please contact me at the addresses below.

Recent developments and future plans

e-ELCA comprises over 160 learning sessions. A key element of their quality is regular review. There is an ongoing programme of updating sessions to ensure they are all up-to-date. If you would have an interest in helping with this process then please get in contact with me.

Recent sessions have been updated in the form of 2.13 (Assessing Urgent Situations with Limited Information), 5.6 (Case study in Motor Neurone Disease (MND)) and 5.23 (Framework for End of Life Care in Advanced Kidney Disease. We are also in the process of updating the whole of modules 1 (advance care planning) and 6 (social care).

The new non-invasive ventilation in MND session is now complete and is soon to be uploaded to module 10 of the programme (specialist content). Please keep an eye out for this. Other sessions in development are culturally sensitive palliative and end of life care for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people, and the Amber Care Bundle.

Alongside this new material, we are determined to utilise our current resources to their maximum effect. With this we are developing a communications strategy to keep you as aware as possible of programme developments. We will be utilising Twitter for this as well as regular updates in the APM bulletin and APM trainee newsletter. Please follow @cmf_elca and @HEE_TEL for regular updates.


Rich Kitchen
APM e-ELCA lead
Email: richard.kitchen@nhs.net
Twitter: @cmf_elca
Youtube: e-ELCA
e-ELCA URL: http://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/end-of-life-care/

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