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SCRIPT: supporting safer prescribing practices by healthcare professionals

Posted on: January 4th, 2022 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

Launched in 2010 by the University of Birmingham and OCB Media, SCRIPT was commissioned by Health Education England to provide an elearning programme to healthcare students and professionals, with the aim of improving knowledge in prescribing and therapeutics.

Who is it for?

The elearning programmes are designed for foundation doctors and dentists, paediatric trainees, nurses, general practitioners, pharmacists and other non-medical prescribers. The programmes are also appropriate for undergraduate medical, pharmacy and nursing students.

About the SCRIPT elearning programme

Covering a wide range of therapeutic topics, SCRIPT modules take approximately 60 minutes to complete. Content has been authored by a team of expert healthcare professionals and is reviewed on a regular basis, to meet the continuing professional development needs of those working with medicines and to benefit patient care.

How will SCRIPT elearning benefit you?

  • Safer prescribing
    SCRIPT will enhance your prescribing and therapeutics knowledge, therefore improving patient safety
  • Professional development
    You will receive a certificate for each module that you complete, which can be used in your online learning portfolio.
  • Flexible learning
    SCRIPT is easy to use. You can access the modules at a time which suits you and revisit them after completion.
  • SCRIPT elearning is free to those with a NHS.uk or NHS.net address.

SCRIPT elearning resources align to guidance produced by the General Medical Council on good practice in prescribing and managing medicines and devices.

How do I access the elearning programme?

You can learn more about the SCRIPT elearning programme by visiting the SCRIPT website.

SCRIPT: supporting safer prescribing practices in hospitals

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

The Medicine and Surgery SCRIPT elearning programme aims to improve knowledge of prescribing and medicines safety in the hospital setting. Originally developed for Foundation trainee doctors, it is now freely available to anyone with an NHS.uk or NHS.net email address.

Medicine and Surgery SCRIPT comprises 50 modules in 7 categories. Module categories include:

  • Principles of Prescribing
  • Prescribing in Medical Emergencies
  • Managing the Risks of Prescribing
  • Prescribing in Special Circumstances
  • Therapeutic Groups
  • Clinical Governance
  • Advanced Prescribing

Each module takes approximately 60 minutes to complete. All course materials have been authored by a team of expert healthcare professionals and are regularly reviewed and updated.

Benefits from using SCRIPT elearning modules

  • Safer prescribing
    SCRIPT enhances prescribing and therapeutics knowledge among prescribers, therefore improving patient safety
  • Professional development
    Certificates are made available on completion of a module, which can be used for online learning portfolios as evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Flexible learning
    SCRIPT is easily accessible and intuitive to use, allowing users to complete modules at their convenience and refer back to modules at any time.
  • Free to learners with a NHS.uk or NHS.net address.

How do I access the elearning programme?

You can learn more about the SCRIPT elearning programme by visiting the SCRIPT website.

SCRIPT – supporting safer prescribing practices by ambulance services

Posted on: November 30th, 2021 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

The SCRIPT elearning programme for ambulance service staff comprises of 59 modules in 11 categories, covering a range of topics relating to prescribing and medicines safety in primary and secondary care.

SCRIPT Ambulance Services categories include:

  • Advanced prescribing
  • Clinical governance
  • Managing the risks of prescribing
  • Prescribing in medical emergencies
  • Prescribing in special circumstances
  • Principles of prescribing
  • Therapeutic groups

Each module takes approximately 60 minutes to complete. All course materials have been authored by a team of expert healthcare professionals and are regularly reviewed and updated.

What are the benefits in using the SCRIPT elearning programmes?

  • Safer prescribing
    SCRIPT enhances prescribing and therapeutics knowledge among ambulance service staff, therefore improving patient safety.
  • Professional development
    Certificates are made available on completion of a module, which can be used for online learning portfolios as evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Flexible learning
    SCRIPT is easily accessible and intuitive to use, allowing users to complete modules at their convenience and refer back to modules at any time.
  • SCRIPT elearning is free to those with a NHS.uk or NHS.net address.

How do I access the elearning?

You can learn more about the SCRIPT elearning programmes by visiting the SCRIPT website.

SCRIPT – supporting safer prescribing practices in paediatrics

Posted on: October 6th, 2021 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

The SCRIPT elearning programme for paediatric prescribers including specialist trainee doctors comprises 23 modules in 5 categories, covering a range of topics relating to prescribing and medicines safety in the secondary care setting.

Paediatric SCRIPT module categories include:

  • Principles of Prescribing in Paediatrics
  • Surgical Specialities
  • General Paediatrics
  • General Therapeutics
  • Advanced Therapeutics

Each module takes approximately 60 minutes to complete. All course materials have been authored by a team of expert healthcare professionals, and are regularly reviewed and updated.

What are the benefits in using the SCRIPT elearning programme?

  • Safer prescribing
    Paediatric SCRIPT ensures that prescribers working, training and specialising in paediatrics are better prepared for prescribing, therefore improving patient safety.
  • Professional development
    Certificates are made available on completion of a module, which can be used for online learning portfolios as evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Flexible learning
    SCRIPT is easily accessible and intuitive to use, allowing users to complete modules at their convenience and refer back to modules at any time.
  • SCRIPT elearning is free to those with a NHS.uk or NHS.net address.

How do I access the elearning?

You can learn more about the SCRIPT elearning programmes by visiting the SCRIPT website.

SCRIPT: supporting safer prescribing practices in dentistry

Posted on: August 19th, 2021 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

The Dental SCRIPT elearning programme aims to improve knowledge of prescribing and medicines safety in the dental setting. It is now freely available to Foundation dentists in England and is also suitable as CPD training for qualified dentists through licensed access.

The programme consists of eight modules covering a range of topics around dental prescribing and therapeutic groups.

Dental SCRIPT modules include:

  • Medication Errors and Adverse Drug Reactions
  • Prescription Documentation and the Drug History
  • Special Patient Groups
  • Using the BNF(C)
  • Management of Infection
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Pain, Ulceration and Inflammation
  • Periprocedural Prescribing

Every module takes approximately 60 minutes to complete. All course materials have been authored by a team of expert healthcare professionals and are regularly reviewed and updated.

Benefits from using SCRIPT elearning modules

  • Safer prescribing
    Dental SCRIPT ensures dental Foundation trainees and qualified dentists are better prepared for prescribing, therefore improving patient safety.
  • Professional development
    Certificates are made available on completion of a module, which can be used for online learning portfolios as evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Flexible learning
    SCRIPT is easily accessible and intuitive to use, allowing users to complete modules at their convenience and refer back to modules at any time

How do I access the elearning programme?

You can learn more about the SCRIPT elearning programme by visiting the SCRIPT website.

SCRIPT: supporting safer prescribing practices by nurses

Posted on: August 4th, 2021 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

The SCRIPT elearning programme for nurses includes 22 modules in 3 categories, developed for qualified NHS nurses and midwives, and student nurses. Modules cover the principles of medicines management, managing risks related to medication use, and therapeutic topics, including:

  • Dose Calculations for Nurses
  • Medicines Management in Care Homes
  • Advanced Pain Management
  • Treatment of Infection
  • Respiratory Medicine
  • Drug Interactions
  • Special Patient Groups

Every module takes approximately 60 minutes to complete. All course materials have been authored by a team of expert healthcare professionals and are regularly reviewed and updated.

Benefits from using SCRIPT elearning modules

  • Safer prescribing
    SCRIPT enhances knowledge and confidence in prescribing, improving patient safety, therapeutics and medicines management.
  • Professional development
    Certificates are made available on completion of a module, which can be used for online learning portfolios as evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Flexible learning
    SCRIPT is easily accessible and intuitive to use, allowing users to complete modules at their convenience and refer back to modules at any time.
  • Free to learners with a NHS.uk or NHS.net address.

How do I access the elearning programme?

You can learn more about the SCRIPT elearning programme by visiting the SCRIPT website.

SCRIPT: supporting safer prescribing practices in primary care

Posted on: June 30th, 2021 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

The SCRIPT elearning portfolio for the primary care workforce includes 24 modules in 4 categories, developed for GPs, GP trainees and other prescribing staff in primary care settings. The modules cover a range of therapeutic topics relating to prescribing and medicines safety in primary care settings, including:

  • Principles of Prescribing
  • Therapeutic Groups
  • Prescribing in Medical Emergencies
  • Prescribing in Special Circumstances

Every module takes approximately 60 minutes to complete. All course materials have been authored by a team of expert healthcare professionals and are regularly reviewed and updated.

Benefits from using SCRIPT elearning modules

  • Safer prescribing
    SCRIPT enhances knowledge and confidence in prescribing correctly, improving patient safety, therapeutics and medicines management.
  • Professional development
    Certificates are made available on completion of a module, which can be used for online learning portfolios as evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Flexible learning
    SCRIPT is easily accessible and intuitive to use, allowing users to complete modules at their convenience and refer back to modules at any time during their training.
  • Free to learners with a NHS.uk or NHS.net address.

How do I access the elearning programme?

You can learn more about the SCRIPT elearning programme by visiting the SCRIPT website.

SCRIPT- new elearning portfolio supports safer prescribing

Posted on: May 27th, 2021 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

The new SCRIPT Safety portfolio aims to develop healthcare professionals’ knowledge and skills in prescribing practice, therapeutics and provides guidance on medicines management. Carers, non-medical and independent prescribers may also find the elearning useful. The portfolio consists of 19 modules in 3 categories, covering a range of topics and supports the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Patient Safety Challenge ‘Medication Without Harm’.

Elearning sessions include, but are not limited to

  • Adverse Drug Reactions
  • Dosing and Calculation
  • Formulation and Administration
  • Management of Pain
  • Medicines Management in Care Homes
  • Paediatric Prescribing
  • Palliative and End of Life Care
  • Prescribing in Older Adults
  • Taking a Safe and Effective Drug History
  • Toxic Tablets

Each module takes approximately 60 minutes to complete. All course materials have been authored by a team of expert healthcare professionals and are regularly reviewed and updated.

What are the benefits of using SCRIPT elearning modules?

  • Safer prescribing
    SCRIPT enhances knowledge and confidence in prescribing correctly, improving patient safety, therapeutics and medicines management.
  • Professional development
    Certificates are made available on completion of a module, which can be used for online learning portfolios as evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Flexible learning
    SCRIPT is easily accessible and intuitive to use, allowing users to complete modules at their convenience and refer back to modules at any time during their training.
  • Free to learners with a NHS.uk or NHS.net address.

 

How do I access the elearning programme?

You can learn more about the SCRIPT elearning programme by visiting the SCRIPT website.

 

SCRIPT – supporting safer prescribing practices by ambulance services

Posted on: February 22nd, 2021 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

The SCRIPT elearning programme for ambulance services consists of 58 modules in 8 categories, covering a range of topics relating to prescribing and medicines safety in the primary and secondary care setting, during and beyond the ongoing pandemic.

Modules include:

  • Advanced prescribing
  • Clinical governance
  • Managing the risks of prescribing
  • Prescribing in medical emergencies
  • Prescribing in special circumstances
  • Principles of medicines management
  • Principles of prescribing
  • Therapeutic groups

Each module takes approximately 60 minutes to complete. All course materials have been authored by a team of expert healthcare professionals, and are regularly reviewed and updated.

What are the benefits in using the SCRIPT elearning programmes?

  • Safer prescribing
    SCRIPT enhances knowledge and confidence in prescribing correctly, improving patient safety, therapeutics and medicines management.
  • Professional development
    Certificates are made available on completion of a module, which can be used for online learning portfolios as evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Flexible learning
    SCRIPT is easily accessible and intuitive to use, allowing users to complete modules at their convenience and refer back to modules at any time during their training.
  • SCRIPT elearning is free to those with a NHS.uk or NHS.net address.

 

How do I access the elearning?

You can learn more about the SCRIPT elearning programmes by visiting the SCRIPT website.

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