On-line video based NEWS2 and Deterioration training for community and care home staff (HEE)
Wessex AHSN and West of England AHSN have collaborated with West Hampshire CCG (RESTORE2) and Health Education England to produce a series of free videos and e-learning materials to support staff working in care homes to care for residents who are at risk of deterioration.
A series of short videos (around 3 minutes each) describe how to take measurements from residents correctly (such as blood pressure and oxygen saturation), spots the soft signs of deterioration, and prevent the spread of infection.
Natasha Swinscoe, national lead for patient safety for the AHSN Network says "I am excited to see the launch of these videos, which will support care home staff to be trained in a consistent way to recognise and respond to the soft signs of deterioration”.
The videos include:
On-line video based NEWS2 and Deterioration training for carers of people with a learning disability
Wessex AHSN, West of England AHSN, West Hampshire CCG and Health Education England have also collaborated to re-film 7 of the videos listed above specifically to support carers of people with a learning disability.
Continuing the concept of short videos (around 3 minutes each) focussed on specific aspects of care these videos are more appropriate for the learning disability care sector.
The videos include:
1. Soft signs of being unwell
2. Telling someone you are worried (SBARD)
3. How to measure someone's oxygen levels
4. How to measure how fast someone is breathing
5. How to measure someone's heart rate
6. How to take someone's temperature
7. How to take someone's blood pressure
The videos can be viewed at Health Education England's Youtube website.
Wessex AHSN and West Hampshire CCG RESTORE2 video resources
A series of 6 videos about implementing and using RESTORE2 in Care Home settings together with some case study based scenarios can be viewed on our RESTORE2 webpage.
Hydration in Older People
Wessex AHSN has worked in collaboration with Hampshire County Council to produce the Hydration at Home Toolkit, which includes an E-learning module and we are delighted that the Hydration at Home e-learning module and Toolkit has been endorsed by the British Dietetic Association.
Hydration for Older People - the E-learning module
Hydration for Older People - Powerpoint Slides
Cares and Trainers can also access The Hydration for Older people training materials as a Powerpoint slide deck or a PDF document, both of which can be downloaded from the Resource Zone on the right of this webpage.
The Hydration toolkit contains numerous resources including:
Staying hydrated as we get older (tri-fold leaflet)
Staying hydrated as we get older (A4 Large Print version)
Improving your Hydration - Top Tips (A4) (A4 Poster)
Improving your Hydration - Top Tips (A3) (A3 Poster)
More information about the Hydration toolkit and associated resources can be viewed at: Hydration at Home Toolkit.
The Better Care Fund (NHSE, MHCLG, DHSC and LGA)
On-line Deteriorating Patient: Assessment, Recognition and Management Course (LSBU)
This course from London South Bank University is aimed at health care workers in the NHS in the UK who need to understand how to recognise and intervene with a patient whose physical condition deteriorates. There is an expectation that course participants will have an understanding of how health and social care is delivered in the UK, and a reasonable knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of the various workers found in NHS and social care settings.
However, the material in this course will also be useful for health care workers in other countries, as well as service users and careers. In order to meet the needs of this potentially wide range of participants, the materials are organised into “universal” and “advanced” levels. The learning and teaching materials are supported by a drama that unfolds over six episodes, and follows the journey of Mr. Gary Mitchell as he becomes ill but goes on to recover.
This course is being transferred to e-Learning for Healthcare as a new e-learning programme. However the University team and existing platform providers have allowed it to be released in response to the current need to help people with upskilling and refreshing for the current Covid epidemic.
It opens on Monday 6th April, is completely free and will be open until August 2020 on this platform.
ALERT (Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust)
ALERT (Acute Life Threatening Events Recognition & Treatment) is a multi-professional course designed to train staff in ecognising patient deterioration and acting appropriately in treating the acutely unwell.
ALERT HQ have developed a suite of courses for different care settings including: ALERT (Adult); ALERT Obstetrics; BEACH (for unregistered healthcare staff) and AWARE (healthcare support staff) plus an ALERT Train the Trainer course.
More information about the ALERT Programme can be found on the ALERT HQ website.
Oxford AHSN’s Good Hydration Toolkit designed by care homes for care homes to reduce urinary tract infections (UTIs) through structured drinks rounds supported by animated videos, funded by Health Education England
What’s Best for Lily?
UCL Partners’ education resource “What’s Best for Lily”, designed specifically for care home staff, supporting them to deliver excellent care for residents (including those with dementia at the end of life).
National Early Warning Score 2 e-learning for care homes
Licenses are available to free for staff with an nhs.net email address, and some funded licenses are available for free for care home staff. Wessex based Care Homes can contact us via the link at the bottom of this webpage.
Wessex AHSN’s RESTORE2, a physical deterioration and escalation tool for care/ nursing homes based on NEWS2.
West of England AHSN’s ReSPECT training package covers awareness, action and having the conversation, and is being adapted for a care home audience.
Human Factors for Care Homes
West of England AHSN’s human factors training for care homes covering structured communication using SBAR.
LPZ – improving quality and safety in care homes ( East Midlands Patient Safety Collaborative)
East Midlands Patient Safety Collaborative (EMPSC) have introduced an audit tool to measure the prevalence of common care problems found in nursing and residential homes called the International Prevalence Measurement of Care Problems in Care Homes (Landelijke Prevalentiemeting Zorgkwaliteit, or LPZ for short, in Dutch).
LPZ was developed in the Netherlands to provide a reliable mechanism for measuring the prevalence of common care problems within care homes and provide consistent recording of data to drive, or measure, the impact of quality improvement initiatives in the sector. It is currently used to deliver an annual audit of data for care settings in the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, New Zealand, Indonesia and Brazil.
More information about LPZ and the EMPSC project can be found in the NHSI Atlas Directory.
A ‘NEWS’ system for residential care settings (Sunderland CCG)
A multidisciplinary team from Sunderland CCG have developed and applied an electronic system based on an adaptation of the National Early Warning Score (NEWS) tool to support the monitoring of residents’ health. The system has improved residents outcomes and experience. More information about this project can be obtained from the NHSEs Atlas of Shared Learning.
Guidance for care home staff to register for an e-Learning for Health account
To register for e-Learning for Healthcare, visit the e-Learning for Health website
‘Register’ button. Select the option ‘I
am a care home or hospice worker’ then enter your care home / hospice name or
postcode and select it from the options available in the drop-down list.
Finally enter your care home / hospice registration code and select ‘Register’.
You may need to see your employer to get this code.
If your employer does not have a code, then they need to contact the e-LfH SupportTeam. The Support Team can either give the employer the registration code or arrange a bulk upload of all staff:
Detailed instructions on how to gain access are also available on the e-Learning for Health website.
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