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Free Paramedics elearning available to all students, newly qualified and registered paramedics

Posted on: October 5th, 2021 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

Health Education England and the College of Paramedics have worked in partnership to develop a dedicated elearning programme for Paramedics. Whether starting or returning to university studying Paramedic Science, starting work as a paramedic for the first time, or an experienced paramedic looking to refresh and update their knowledge, these sessions aim to support individuals applying theory into practice.

Gary Strong, National CPD Lead, College of Paramedics commented, ‘Quick and easy to access and produced by paramedics for paramedics, these sessions are invaluable for refreshing knowledge and applying learning in practice. They can be used by students to support their studies, newly qualified paramedics to reinforce their learning, or experienced paramedics for revision, and all who work alongside paramedics to develop applied clinical knowledge’.

What’s included in the elearning programme?

The programme now includes 13 modules, with sessions written by paramedics and subject matter experts on a wide range of topics.

  • Clinical Decision Making for Paramedics
  • End of Life and Palliative Care as Associated with Paramedic Practice
  • Law and Ethics for Paramedics
  • Long Term Conditions for Paramedics
  • Mental Health for Paramedics
  • Paediatrics for Paramedics
  • Pain Management for Paramedics
  • Public Health for Paramedics
  • Management of Burns for Paramedics
  • Maternity Care for Paramedics
  • Supporting Paramedic Practice During COVID-19
  • Urgent Care for Paramedics – Illness
  • Urgent Care for Paramedics – Injuries

The modules in this programme include interactive, CPD (Continuing Professional Development), 20 minute elearning sessions, designed to be accessed on a variety of mobile devices, including iPads and mobile phones.

How can I access the Paramedics elearning programme?

For more information and to register for the elearning  programme, please visit the Paramedics programme page.

Other elearning programmes of interest

Paramedics may also be interested in the Essentials of Wound Care Education for the Health and Care Workforce. This elearning programme aims to develop the knowledge and skills required to enable appropriate wound care to people in any setting. For more details, visit the elearning.

Urgent Care for Paramedics – Injuries elearning available

Posted on: August 12th, 2021 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

Health Education England and the College of Paramedics worked in partnership to develop an Urgent Care for Paramedics – Injuries module, as part of the Paramedics elearning programme. The module includes 10 elearning sessions to support paramedics in dealing with a range of injuries.

Elearning sessions include, but are not limited to:

  • Ankle Injuries: aims to provide the underlying theory and assessment techniques to carry out these assessments effectively
  • Knee Injuries: aims to give the pre-hospital clinician a greater understanding of knee injuries and red flags which may indicate a serious injury requiring further assessment and treatment
  • Elbow Injuries: aims to provide the underlying theory and techniques to carry out these assessments effectively
  • Minor Head Injury: aims to develop a foundational underpinning knowledge surrounding history taking, physical assessment and management of patients presenting with minor head injuries in the out-of-hospital environment
  • Minor Neck Injury: This session is designed to equip paramedics with the knowledge and theory to safely manage minor neck trauma at the scene of a minor road traffic accident (RTC). There will also be an emphasis on good safety netting if the patient is safe to discharge

Each interactive session can be accessed on a variety of mobile devices and takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.

To register for this elearning module, or for more information, please visit the Paramedics programme page.

Paramedics are supported by a clinical decision making elearning resource

Posted on: July 28th, 2021 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

Health Education England worked in partnership with the College of Paramedics to develop a Clinical Decision Making for Paramedics module. The module helps paramedics to consider how they make decisions in different circumstances and discusses different theories associated with clinical decision making.

Sessions include:

  • Introduction to Clinical Decision Making
  • Metacognition
  • Novice to Expert
  • Dual Process Theory
  • Heuristics and Bias
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Hypothetico-Deductive Decision Making
  • Importance of Red Flags
  • Human Factors

This CPD module will be useful for experienced paramedics, students or assistant practitioners. The interactive, online sessions can be accessed on a variety of mobile devices and take approximately 20 minutes to complete.

To register for this elearning module, or for more information, please visit the Paramedics programme page.

New elearning sessions available in the Long Term Conditions for Paramedics module

Posted on: May 20th, 2021 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

Health Education England worked in partnership with the College of Paramedics to develop 2 new sessions in the Long Term Conditions for Paramedics module. The module has been developed to support paramedics knowledge and skills in treating and managing long term conditions.

The new sessions are Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Heart Failure.

Existing sessions include, but are not limited to

  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Heart Failure
  • Living with Stroke
  • Why Falls and Frailty Matter

This CPD module will be useful for experienced paramedics, students or assistant practitioners. The interactive, online sessions can be accessed on a variety of mobile devices and take approximately 20 minutes to complete.

To register for this elearning module, or for more information, please visit the Paramedics programme page.

 

Urgent care for paramedics – Illness

Posted on: March 17th, 2021 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) worked with the College of Paramedics to produce 10 modules on urgent care for paramedics – illness.

During the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, paramedics and others may find the modules useful when providing urgent care in a range of different settings. The sessions may be useful for experienced paramedics, students or assistant practitioners, and healthcare professionals working in primary, urgent and unscheduled care.

The urgent care for paramedics – illness modules include:

  • acute red eye
  • adult rashes
  • back pain
  • cellulitis
  • community acquired pneumonia
  • constipation
  • dizziness
  • headaches
  • sore throat
  • urinary tract infection

Within each module, interactive sessions can be accessed on a variety of mobile devices and last approximately 20 minutes.

To register for this elearning module or for more information, please visit the paramedics programme page.

Paediatric modules for paramedics

Posted on: February 10th, 2021 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) worked with the College of Paramedics to produce nine modules on paediatric care for paramedics.

During the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, paramedics may find the modules useful when caring for children in different scenarios, whether they are experienced paramedics, students or assistant practitioners.

The paediatrics for paramedics’ modules includes:

  • Introduction to paediatrics for paramedics
  • Applying safeguarding in practice
  • Childhood rashes
  • Diabetes in children
  • Poisons and toxidrome
  • The child with fever
  • The limping child
  • The child with respiratory distress
  • The vomiting child

Within each module, interactive sessions can be accessed on a variety of mobile devices and last approximately 20 minutes.

To register for this elearning module or for more information, please visit the paramedics programme page.

COVID-19 e-learning module available for paramedics

Posted on: January 25th, 2021 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) and the College of Paramedics developed an elearning module which provides educational support for paramedics and emergency responders.

Supporting Paramedic Practice During COVID-19 is available within the paramedics elearning programme and includes interactive learning experiences that are accessible on mobile devices.

Supporting paramedic practice during COVID-19

Written by experienced paramedic elearning authors for the College of Paramedics, the module includes 5 sessions of varied lengths which learners can select individually, or complete as a whole module.

The sessions include:

  • the assessment and management of COVID-19 patients for paramedics
  • paramedic wellbeing during a pandemic
  • mechanical ventilators used in prehospital care
  • paramedic use of PPE
  • COVID-19 additional guidance for paramedics

By completing the module, you will achieve a greater understanding of virus transmission, assessment and management of COVID-19 patients and contribute to your Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Learners have found the COVID-19 module to be “a very good source of information”, “all very relevant and interesting” and commented that the elearning is “very clear and easy to understand” and they “will recommend it to colleagues”.

Other modules in the paramedics programme include:

  • clinical decision making for paramedics
  • mental health for paramedics
  • pain management for paramedics

Your feedback and accessing the module

As knowledge of the effects and management of the COVID-19 virus continues to evolve, we welcome your feedback.

You will be invited to rate and leave a comment at the end of each session. Leaving free-text comments helps us to develop learning resources which are relevant to you and your colleagues.

Visit the paramedics programme page for more information about the elearning modules.

e-Learning sessions support paramedics caring for mother and baby

Posted on: December 7th, 2020 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) worked with the College of Paramedics to develop ten bite-sized sessions to develop paramedics’ knowledge of childbirth, maternal emergencies and care of newborn babies.

Written and edited by paramedic-midwife, Aimee Yarrington, each session in the maternity and newborn care for paramedics’ module was designed to build confidence and competence in experienced paramedics, students and assistant practitioners when caring for mother and baby in a wide range of scenarios such as normal birth, breech birth, peripartum haemorrhage and newborn life support.

The module covers the following topics:

  • Ante-partum haemorrhage
  • Birth
  • Breech birth
  • Care of the newborn
  • Cord prolapse
  • Maternal resuscitation
  • Newborn life support
  • Post-partum haemorrhage
  • Pregnancy induced hypertension and pre-eclampsia
  • Shoulder dystocia

Each interactive session can be accessed on a variety of mobile devices and lasts approximately 20 minutes.

To register for this elearning module or for more information, please visit the elfh website.

Management of burns - e-learning available for paramedics

Posted on: October 28th, 2020 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

As we approach Guy Fawkes Day, otherwise known as Bonfire Night on Thursday 5 November, paramedics and ambulance services staff may be interested in the management of burns module, part of the paramedics elearning programme.

Written by paramedic Harriet Ashman and edited by burn specialist nurse Krissie Stiles for the College of Paramedics, this elearning is aimed at all emergency care workers dealing with burn injuries in a prehospital setting.

For background information, there is also a Paramedic Insight podcast available on all major platforms in which Harriet discusses the topic with College of Paramedics CPD Lead Gary Strong.

What can I expect from the elearning?
Developed by Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) and the College of Paramedics, the management of burns module is comprised of interactive learning experiences that are accessible on different mobile devices.

Each session within the module takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. By completing the module, you will achieve greater understanding of the pathophysiology, assessment and immediate management of burn injuries and contribute to your Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Accessing the elearning
You can learn more about the management of burns for paramedics’ module at: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/paramedics.

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