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Paediatric modules for paramedics

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

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) 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 e-learning 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 e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) and the College of Paramedics developed an e-learning module which provides educational support for paramedics and emergency responders.

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

Supporting paramedic practice during COVID-19

Written by experienced paramedic e-learning 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 e-learning 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 e-learning modules.

e-Learning sessions support paramedics caring for mother and baby

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

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) 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 e-learning module or for more information, please visit the e-LfH 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 e-learning programme.

Written by paramedic Harriet Ashman and edited by burn specialist nurse Krissie Stiles for the College of Paramedics, this e-learning 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 e-learning?
Developed by Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) 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 e-learning
You can learn more about the management of burns for paramedics’ module at: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/paramedics.

New e-learning available for paramedics

Posted on: August 4th, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) and the College of Paramedics have developed a new e-learning module which provides educational support for paramedics.

Supporting Paramedic Practice During COVID-19 is now available within the paramedics e-learning programme at https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/paramedics.

Comprised of interactive learning experiences that are accessible on different mobile devices, each session has been created to support the needs of paramedics during the ongoing pandemic.

Supporting paramedic practice during COVID-19

Created by experienced paramedic e-learning authors for the College of Paramedics, this e-learning is aimed at paramedics and those involved in emergency response during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  The module consists of five sessions of varied lengths which learners are able to select individually, or complete as an entire module.

The new 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).

Existing modules in the Paramedics programme include:

  • Clinical decision making for paramedics
  • Mental health for paramedics
  • Pain management for paramedics
  • Urgent care for paramedics – injuries
  • Urgent care for paramedics – illness
  • Management of burns for paramedics

Your feedback and accessing the module

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

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

For more information about the programme, including access, visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/paramedics/

New e-learning available for paramedics

Posted on: July 22nd, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

In addition to 13 existing e-learning modules for paramedics, Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) and the College of Paramedics have launched a new module on the management of burns.

Comprised of interactive learning experiences that are accessible on different mobile devices, each module has been created by subject matter experts as a series of 15-minute sessions.

Management of Burns for Paramedics – new module

Did you know that approximately 250,000 people in the UK suffer a burn injury each year, resulting in approximately 187,500 people requiring emergency care? The actions of paramedics can make a key difference to outcomes for burn patients.

Created by a leading paramedic and burn specialist nurse for the College of Paramedics, this e-learning is aimed at emergency care workers dealing with burn injuries in a prehospital setting.

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).

Existing modules in the paramedics’ programme includes:

* Supporting Paramedics Practice during COVID-19

* Clinical Decision Making for Paramedics

* Mental Health for Paramedics

* Pain Management for Paramedics

* Urgent Care for Paramedics – Injuries

* Urgent Care for Paramedics – Illness

If you wish to access the e-learning programme, please select this link. https://portal.e-lfh.org.uk/Component/Details/465519

 

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