‘e-Learning for Healthcare (or e-LfH for short) is a Health Education England Programme working in partnership with the NHS and professional bodies to support patient care by providing e-learning to educate and train the health and social care workforce’ (http://www.e-lfh.org.uk/about/ accessed 30/05/17).
The e-Lfh hub hosts a wide range of e-Learning programmes, from the Care Certificate to Management and Leadership skills. A full list of programmes can be found here.
Before you can access any of the programmes you will need to register/log in. You can do this by clicking the purple button in the top right hand corner of the e-Lfh page or by clicking this link to the e-Lfh portal.Once the e-Lfh portal loads choose ‘sign in with OpenAthens’.
You will then be prompted to sign in with your OpenAthens account details (if you’re not yet registered with OpenAthens you can register for free here).If you’re accessing e-Lfh for the first time using your OpenAthens account the ‘linking your e-Lfh’ page should be displayed.
If you already have an e-Lfh account enter your current log in details in the relevant boxes on the left, and click ‘find your account’ to link your OpenAthens account.
If you don’t have an e-Lfh account choose the ‘proceed to next step’ option on the right, you will then be prompted to enter your email address (as registered with OpenAthens). Once you’ve done this click ‘create account’. Your account should now be linked😀.
Now you’re account is linked and you’re logged in you should see your personal dashboard displayed, which should look something like this ⬇️.
The ‘My e-Learning’ tab shows the programmes which you have enrolled into. To enroll into other learning programmes click on the ‘view full catalogue’ option. This will then bring up a full list of learning programmes.
To enroll in any of the training programmes listed, click on the programme name (you may need to do this twice) then press ‘enrol’ & ‘continue with enrolment’
The new training programme should now show up in your account dashboard. You should now be able to play/access the assigned training programmes from here.
If you’d like any further help accessing e-Learning for Healthcare please ask a member of library staff who will be happy to help with any queries you may have 😀
The Alzheimer’s Society states that there are currently 850,000 people with dementia in the UK, with numbers set to rise to over 1 million by 2025 and 2 million by 2051! More facts and figures from The Alzheimer’s society can be found here.
With a growing number of people now suffering with dementia we have put together a guide showing some of the dementia related resources which are available to those in health & social care professions.
The library has a range of dementia care resources available for loan to Trust staff & students on placement within the Trust. A small selection of our collection is shown below. You can also download our dementia resource guide by clicking here.
Dementia: Support in health and social care [QS1] – Evidence-based statements to deliver quality improvements in dementia support in health and social care.
Dementia: Independence and wellbeing [QS30] –Evidence-based statements to deliver quality improvements in care and support for people with dementia.
Dementia: Supporting people with dementia & their carers in health & social care [CG42] – Evidence-based recommendations on supporting people with dementia and their carers in health and social care.
NICE Pathway: Dementia – This pathway covers supporting people with dementia and their carers in health and social care.
Dementia Diagnosis Resource Pack –This resource pack sets out key steps for Commissioners, and key steps for General Practices to improve the diagnosis of dementia, and the diagnosis pathway.
Helping to assess cognition: A practical toolkit for clinicians – A toolkit produced by Alzheimer’s Society and supported by Department of Health. Its aim is to help health professionals determine the most appropriate cognitive assessment tool for use with patients in their setting. The toolkit is intended as a guide to assessment of cognitive function, not diagnosis.
Dementia Evidence Toolkit – A resource for commissioners, care providers, people working in health & social care and people with dementia and their families.
Demtalk Toolkit for Effective Communication – An online toolkit for effective communication with and for people living with dementia.
E-Dementia –An interactive e-learning resource to support the training of health & social care staff in supporting people to live well with dementia
Increasing Dementia Awareness E-learning –An E-learning resource for practitioners.
(Information sourced 05/05/17)
Today we wanted to shine the light on Trip Database – a tool which allows healthcare professionals to find the best available evidence to answer their clinical questions.
The database contains links to thousands of sites, offering the highest levels of evidence, such as systematic reviews and clinical guidelines. As well as providing research evidence users are also able to search across other content types such as images,videos,educational courses,news and patient information leaflets.
These graphics better show the features of this resource & the benefits of using it as a healthcare professional:
If your search highlights research studies that aren’t directly accessible in full-text never fear we are able to offer Trust staff a document supply service (contact us directly for more information).
If you want to find out more about using Trip Database these links are a good place to start:
How to use Trip
The benefits of using Trip
The Trip Database blog contains useful guides, tips & tricks. You can access it here.
Access to the premium version of the Trip database (Trip Pro) is freely available to everyone in the NHS in England (via Health Education England). It’s worth noting that Trip Pro is accessed via IP address (so you would need to access the database using an NHS computer).