E-Learning

The College of Paramedics’ approach to e-learning is determined by the needs of its members. We aim to provide high quality, accessible online learning options for paramedics, wherever they work. We do this in two ways:

CPD Hub

The members-only CPD Hub contains a large collection of videos, podcasts and links to courses, all of which offer paramedics the opportunity to refresh and update their knowledge and explore new learning. We regularly add new content to the site and if you have suggestions or ideas for inclusion, please contact us via membership@collegeofparamedics.co.uk

E-Learning for Healthcare Partnership 

Since 2016 the College of Paramedics and eLearning for Healthcare have worked in partnership to develop eLearning CPD specifically for Paramedics, providing bite-sized, problem-based learning to support paramedic practice and enhance patient safety. Every session has been developed so it can be used on any device; Smart Phone, Tablet, Laptop, or PC. This means you can access CPD whenever and wherever you choose. If you are interrupted, no worries: your device will remember where you left off and offer you the opportunity to start again at that point.

Module authors have ensured that the learning is applied to paramedic practice, with a focus on problem-based learning and case studies. Each module has been developed under the leadership of module editors with an expert interest in their respective subjects.

There are ten modules on offer so far, each one containing up to ten short sessions.

Topics covered to date are:

  • Law and Ethics for Paramedics
  • Clinical Decision Making for Paramedics
  • Pain Management for Paramedics
  • End of Life Care and Palliative Care as associated with Paramedic practice
  • Mental Health for Paramedics
  • Maternity Care for Paramedics
  • Urgent Care for Paramedics - Illness
  • Urgent Care for Paramedics - Injuries
  • Long-Term Conditions for Paramedics
  • Paediatrics for Paramedics

If you have an NHS email account or an email address that ends in 'ac.uk', '.Gov', or '.uk', or if you have an Open Athens account via an education provider, the easiest way to register is by using this link: http://support.e-lfh.org.uk/get-started/registration

Members of the College of Paramedics who do not have one of these email accounts can register to access the e-Learning platform here . Please follow the link and complete the Survey Monkey. This will enable College of Paramedics administrative staff to manually upload your details to the system so that you can access the e-learning.

To access the e-Learning CPD platform click here

New for 2020

Watch this space for news of modules covering the treatment of burns, paramedic engagement in public health, pharmacology…..and an exciting new development using the latest video technologies to provide a new, more immersive learning experience to support clinical practice.

e-Learning for Healthcare

e-Learning for Health (e-LfH) has a proven track record in developing clinically credible online learning for health professionals. Every session has been developed with the support of e-Learning for Healthcare’s Instructional Designers by a clinician with a specialist interest and significant experience in the subject. All sessions are then scrutinised by a Module Editor, all of whom are paramedics leading in their specialist subjects. 

The e-LfH Instructional Design team has made every effort to make the theory elements of each session as interactive as possible. All sessions include case studies relevant to paramedic practice, which helps make the theory ‘come alive’. This is then followed by an opportunity for you to test yourself. Each session is ‘bite-sized’ and most should not take more than about 20 minutes to complete. The intention is that individual sessions can be completed on any personal device, whenever you get time. You can also choose to access single elements of each session (Overview, Case Studies, Self-Assessment, Summary) each of which can be completed in less than 10 minutes.

The e-Learning for Healthcare site contains learning opportunities on a huge range of topics relevant to all healthcare professionals. The College of Paramedics News Digest regularly highlights opportunities that will be of interest to paramedics.

The College of Paramedics – e-Learning for Healthcare project has been undertaken with financial support from Health Education England. The Project Steering Group set up to oversee the project has representation from key strategic groups, including the Association of Ambulance Chief Executives, the National Education Network for Ambulance Services, the Forum for Higher Education in Paramedic Science, the College of Paramedics’ Education Advisory Group and Health Education England.

 If you have any further queries about the project, please contact Gary Strong, National CPD Lead (Education) at gary.strong@collegeofparamedics.co.uk