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New session helps learners to recognise palliative care needs

Posted on: September 13th, 2023 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

The End-of-Life Care For All (e-ELCA) elearning programme now features a new session on recognising palliative care needs.

The resource describes common palliative care needs and offers guidance on how to identify these needs and provide the most appropriate care on an individual basis.

By the end of the session, learners should be able to describe what palliative care needs are, identify patients with palliative care needs and identify when specialist palliative care is required.

e-ELCA also features newly updated sessions covering a range of topics from assessment of anxiety, depression and delirium to spiritual care and quality of life. An existing session on dying as a prisoner has also been updated.

The new and updated sessions can be accessed through the End-of-Life For All programme page.

New learning path supports equality diversity and inclusion in end-of-life care

Posted on: August 9th, 2023 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

A new learning path on equality diversity and inclusion (EDI) has been added to the End-of-Life Care for All elearning programme.

The path features 11 resources covering a broad range of topics including symptom management in people with learning disabilities, communicating with non-English speaking patients and end-of-life care for people experiencing homelessness. It also features a new session on Palliative care: shifting the focus of care from equality to equity.

Since the programme became publicly available to everyone last October, there has been more than 275,000 new session launches with many learners praising the programme content:

“Very interesting session with a lot of information, and I have learnt a lot.” (Assessment and management of agitation and delirium session)

“This section is educative and it’s like an eye opener for me as a care assistant.” (End-of-life care in care homes and domiciliary care settings session)

“Clear structure, poignant and clearly written material. Well presented.” (The importance of good communication session)

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

End-of-Life Care For All now available for everyone

Posted on: October 4th, 2022 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

The End-of-Life Care For All (e-ELCA) elearning programme is now available for everyone to access.

Developed by Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) in partnership with the Association for Palliative Medicine, the programme features over 170 resources and 30 learning paths for doctors, nursing staff, medical students, healthcare assistants, admin staff, and volunteers, supporting individuals who are approaching the end of life and their families.

Previously this programme was only accessible on the elfh hub for individuals with an NHS email address, but wider access means everyone, regardless of their employment status, can access this vital information and advice on how best to offer end-of-life care.

To date, there are more than 73,000 active users of the programme and since it launched in 2009, there has been more than 1.2 million sessions launched. Usage on the programme has trebled since the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please note, the programme covers sensitive topics including death, dying, the different stages of end-of-life and bereavement which may be distressing to some learners.

For more information and to access the programme, please visit the End-of-Life Care For All programme page.

Successful 2021 for End-of-life care for all (e-ELCA) elearning programme

Posted on: December 29th, 2021 by Hannah Denness No Comments

The End-of-life care for all (e-ELCA) programme has reached a significant milestone during in 2021.

e-ELCA was the third most accessed elearning programme on the elfh Hub since January 2020 and has now reached more than 1.1 million session launches.

Over the past 12 months 9 new sessions and 14 new learning paths have also been launched.

The elearning programme has been fully reviewed and updated and in response to user feedback the programme has also been restructured to ease navigation. A new programme catalogue is now available to download and new sessions have been added to the public access programme.

Programme evaluation surveys, for the e-ELCA programme and the e-ELCA (public access) programme, have now been launched to gain feedback from the programme restructure.

Next year further sessions will be added to the elearning. These will include:

  • Time critical telephone conversations in the acute setting
  • Engaging effectively about ACP with people from ethnically diverse backgrounds
  • Palliative care for people with mental ill health
  • Palliative and end-of-life care for transgender people
  • Palliative care in advanced liver disease
  • Deprescribing
  • Recognising a patent with palliative care needs

New collaborative learning paths will also be announced in 2022 and the programme will continue to be reviewed and updated.

New sessions added to the e-ELCA public access programme

Posted on: October 7th, 2021 by Hannah Denness No Comments

New sessions have been added to the end-of-life care for all (e-ELCA) public access elearning programme.

The 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.

The resources available are suitable for social care workers, support workers, administrative and clerical staff, and volunteers.

The e-ELCA public access programme now includes the following courses:

For details on how to access the full e-ELCA learning programme please visit the end-of-life-care (e-ELCA) programme page.


Updates to End of Life Care for All (e-ELCA) e-learning

Posted on: January 6th, 2021 by Hannah Denness No Comments

A new session on The management of diabetes at the end of life has been added to the End of Life Care for All (e-ELCA) elearning programme.

This new session explores the prevalence of diabetes, therapeutic approaches and practical decision making in patients who are approaching the end of life.

Ten sessions have also recently been updated within the programme.

These sessions are:

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