Focus on: e-Learning for Healthcare

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).

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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.CaptureOnce the e-Lfh portal loads choose ‘sign in with OpenAthens’.

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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).CaptureIf you’re accessing e-Lfh for the first time using your OpenAthens account the ‘linking your e-Lfh’ page should be displayed.

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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😀.

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Now you’re account is linked and you’re logged in you should see your personal dashboard displayed, which should look something like this ⬇️.

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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.

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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’

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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.

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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 😀

National Men’s Health Week

Men’s Health

June 12th – 18th is National Men’s Health Week and events are occuring throughout the country to mark this.  Our Trust’s Occupational Health Department is running information sessions over the next two weeks (details on the intranet) and these are held in the rooms adjacent to the Library, providing the perfect reason to pop in to see us!

We have produced a leaflet of men’s health resources, which contains a selection of  pertinent books.  As the theme this year is “belly fat” we are sure the title Hazardous Waist is bound to be popular!

Men's Health resources (for guide)

In addition to our books, there are links to useful online resources – full information can be found on our website here or paper copies can be picked up on the library display.

Mens health week

New Books

We are here to help all staff with their health related queries, so please contact us for assistance – and don’t forget to check our new additions to stock lists (here) regularly for new titles on your area of interest.

Reflection: Many Ways to Learn Event 2017

Wednesday 31st May 2017 was the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust ‘Many Ways to Learn event, in celebration of Learning at Work Week 2017.

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The event was an opportunity to showcase the wide range of opportunities which are available to Trust staff to support development and further study. From information on a range of free online courses, information on learning/development opportunities within the Trust to representatives from Huddersfield University & The Open University who were on hand to provide information and advice to staff interested in further study.

The Occupational Health team ran a range of health & wellbeing sessions throughout the day, including sessions on mindfulness and stress awareness. The event also included taster sessions in British Sign Language from Topp Language Solutions, flower arranging & even origami. There definitely was something for everyone 😀

During the event members of the library team ran a number of activity sessions which helped attendees learn how to use Canva, set up a Twitter account & get started on Facebook.

 

The sessions were delivered on a one to one basis, which we found to be the most effective teaching method (due to the amount of information to share). This also allowed us to tailor our sessions to suit the needs of individuals. The library team agree that the activity sessions were a success and may be something we could repeat in future… watch this space!

Here’s some of the feedback we received from our session attendees:

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If you weren’t able to attend the Many Ways to Learn event but would like some help getting started with Canva, Twitter or Facebook our social media help guides can be downloaded here.

Until next time…

Natasha 😀

What’s New? June 2017

What’s New? is a monthly current awareness bulletin, produced by the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust Staff library service.

June’s edition of What’s New incorporates a new element! Along with the past months’ medical and clinical updates Junes’ publication includes a health management/policy section focusing on reviews, reports and guidance published in May 2017.

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You can download the latest bulletin, and all previous editions, directly to your desktop from the library website.

If you are a Trust employee and would like copies of What’s New? delivered to your inbox every month, please contact the library by e-mail library.pgh@midyorks.nhs.uk or by telephone (ext 53899).

 

Focus On: Dementia Resources

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.

Library Resources

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.

NICE Guidance

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.

Toolkits

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 cliniciansA 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.

Online Training

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)

e-Learning For Healthcare now free for OpenAthens users

Thank you to The Christie Library and Knowledge Service for putting together this informative post on e-Learning for Healthcare.

If you’re not yet registered with NHS OpenAthens you can register for free here. You can find out more about the benefits of OpenAthens in this blog post.

eLearning resources now available with your OpenAthens account!

All OpenAthens account holders now have access to a large set of elearning resources from Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH).

This organisation works 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.

All content is nationally quality-assured and available for free, 24/7.

The online training sessions enhance traditional learning, support existing teaching methods and provide a valuable reference point.

HEE e-LfH has added the e-LfH Hub and its thousands of e-learning sessions to the list of OpenAthens resources to make it easier to access them.

You can find the new content by going to https://openathens.nice.org.uk/Auth/Login. Log in with your OpenAthens username and password, and click on My Resources in the menu on the left hand side.

via e-Learning For Healthcare now free for OpenAthens users — The Christie Library and Knowledge Service Blog

What’s New? April 2017

What’s New? is a monthly current awareness bulletin produced by the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Library and Information Service.

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This month’s bulletin includes all the latest guidance from NICE, SIGN, Department of Health, Royal and Professional Colleges and the systematic reviews published in March by the Cochrane Centres.

You can view & download the April bulletin, and all previous editions, from the library website.

If you are a Trust employee and would like copies of What’s New? delivered to your inbox every month, please contact the library by e-mail library.pgh@midyorks.nhs.uk or by telephone (ext 53899).