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Make sure you can access free e-Learning CPD

Posted: 14.07.2017

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Following the launch of phase 1 of the Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare and the College of Paramedic’s ‘e-Learning for Paramedics’ project at the College’s National Conference in May, we are currently in the process of arranging access for members who do not have an NHS email account or an Open Athens account via an education provider.  If you have not already completed our online survey, please can you register your details so we can arrange access.  Click here to register details.

Phase 1 includes 50 ‘bite-sized’ sessions separated into five (5) module topics:

  • Clinical Decision Making
  • Mental Health
  • End of Life Care
  • Pain Management
  • Law and Ethics

Click here to access the e-Learning CPD.

Module authors have ensured that all of 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.

E-Learning for Healthcare’s (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.

Every session is ‘bite-sized’ and shouldn’t take more than about 20 minutes to complete.  The intention is that individual sessions can be completed on any personal device, whenever you get a break.  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.
Every session has been developed so it can be used on any device; Smart Phone, Tablet, Laptop, or PC.  So you can access CPD whenever and wherever you choose.  You can register in five minutes with an NHS or MOD email address, or through Open Athens.

This project has been undertaken in partnership with Health Education England’s e-Learning for Healthcare team (e-LfH) who pride themselves 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 on a national scale in their specialist subjects.  The ‘Project Steering Group’, which has overseen the project, constitutes 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.

Phase 2 of the project covering minor injuries, minor illness, paediatrics, obstetrics and long-term conditions, will be launched in 2018.

 If you have any further queries about the project, please contactl Kerry Crawley, eLearning Lead, kerry.crawley@collegeofparamedics.co.uk   

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