New e-learning available for paramedics

Alex Drinkall, 4 August 2020 

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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/