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New Telephone Assessment for Colorectal STT e-learning

Posted on: December 16th, 2020 by Hannah Denness No Comments

New Telephone Assessment for Colorectal STT elearning now available

New Telephone Assessment for Colorectal STT elearning now available
Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has developed a new elearning programme on the Telephone Assessment for Colorectal Straight-to-test pathway (STT).
The NHS England Rapid cancer diagnostic and assessment pathways guidance features nurse-led assessment as a core element of the colorectal cancer STT pathway. This assessment can be carried out via a telephone consultation and the elearning prepares nurses to undertake this role.
The training is suitable for experienced colorectal nurses or endoscopists who will be undertaking telephone assessment for colorectal cancer STT pathways as part of their clinical role.
The elearning programme consists of six modules:

  • Introduction to telephone assessment and the STT pathway
  • Assessment: symptoms
  • Assessment: co-morbidities and functional status
  • ┬áConsent
  • Undertaking the telephone assessment
  • Wrap up: what happens next for patient and for trainee

To complete the course, learners need to complete both the above modules and undertake observed triaged phone calls which will be approved by a supervisor from their own department. This elearning course includes downloadable guidance for learners and departments as well as documentation for learners to record their progress.

More information, including access details, is available on the programme page.

elfh is a NHS England programme in partnership with the NHS and professional bodies