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Paramedics supported with free elearning modules

Posted on: December 23rd, 2021 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

Health Education England and the College of Paramedics provide a free elearning programme for newly qualified and experienced paramedics. There are 13 modules available, which cover a range of scenarios the paramedic may encounter and aim to support those who are new to practice or those wishing to refresh their knowledge in certain areas.

Authored and curated by leading paramedics in England, the bitesize elearning sessions can be accessed on mobile devices, laptops and PCs.  They are a great way for busy paramedics to engage in Continuing Professional Development in bite sized chunks.  For more information and to register for the elearning  programme, please visit the Paramedics programme page.

MindEd Blue Light modules available in the Paramedics elearning programme

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

MindEd is a free educational resource for mental health support and its “Blue Light” modules are now available in the Paramedics elearning programme. The resource aims to enhance the physical and mental wellbeing of emergency responders, who experience stress and trauma as a result of their jobs.

Blue Light modules include:

  • Top Tips for Blue Light Managers and Team Leaders
  • Top Tips for Blue Light Team Members
  • Blue Light Services Building Staff Psychosocial Resilience and Wellbeing

Learn more about the top tips, by visiting the Top Tips for Blue Light Staff page in the MindEd website.

The Blue Light Services Building Staff Psychosocial Resilience and Wellbeing resource was developed to help learners identify colleagues who are struggling, and offer advice to better support one another and manage early distress.

Blue Light modules were written by leading experts from the Royal College of Psychiatrists, in collaboration with the College of Paramedics and representatives from the Police and Fire Services.

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. For more information, read about the elearning programme.

Management of Burns for Paramedics – free elearning for emergency care workers

Posted on: October 29th, 2021 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

As we head into fireworks season, emergency care workers may attend an increased number of burn injuries. Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) and the College of Paramedics have developed a Management of Burns for Paramedics elearning module which covers key topics in dealing with burns outside of hospitals.  The learning is suitable for all grades of emergency responder.

Written by a paramedic and edited by a burns specialist nurse, 4 interactive and bitesize elearning sessions are accessible on PCs, laptops, iPads and mobile phones. By completing the module, you will achieve a greater understanding of the pathophysiology, assessment and immediate management of burn injuries and contribute to your continuing professional development (CPD).

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. For more information, read about the elearning programme.

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.

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