HEE Training Resources for Care Home Staff

Resources Background

Wessex and the West of England Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) and West Hampshire CCG, funded by Health Education England, collaborated 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.

 

The training materials were launched just over a year ago and cover topics including spotting the signs of deterioration and the NEWS early warning score, taking measurements such as blood pressure, heart rate and oxygen saturation, and structured communication and escalation.

 

These videos have recently reached over 250,000 views on YouTube and we’d like to promote this achievement.

 

The online training for care home staff supports the ambitions of the national Managing Deterioration Safety Improvement Programme (part of the Patient Safety Collaborative workstream).

 

If you have any questions about the training package please contact katie.whittle@innovationagencynwc.nhs.uk or rebecca.wardle@innovationagencynwc.nhs.uk

 

If you need any further images or support for your communications, please contact bernard@bernardallen.com.

 

Call to action

The main e-Learning for Healthcare hub web page at: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/

 

The deep link to the care homes resources is: https://portal.e-lfh.org.uk/myElearning/Index?HierarchyId=0_43150&programmeId=43150

Information on how to register to access the full training is at: https://portal.e-lfh.org.uk/Register

  

The films, which form part of the training package, are available on YouTube as follows:

 

Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrVQaAxyJE3cJ1fB9K2poc9pXn7b9WcQg

 

Title 

Link 

1. Introduction to serious illness for carers 

https://youtu.be/A6sg0mkcJIY 

2. Preventing the spread of infection 

https://youtu.be/ZSV8eW5FwF8 

3. Soft signs of deterioration 

https://youtu.be/7gMo13z3BYI 

4. NEWS What is it? 

https://youtu.be/S-KWnrsOw8M 

5. Measuring the respiratory rate 

https://youtu.be/ccKGzZXNKYs 

6. Measuring oxygen saturation 

https://youtu.be/QabKghrtXps 

7. Measuring blood pressure 

https://youtu.be/G8QkaAyqatE 

8. Measuring the heart rate 

https://youtu.be/v4NrClgA8Nk 

9. Measuring level of alertness 

https://youtu.be/mo1DCAJddkQ 

10. How to measure temperature 

https://youtu.be/UxE6J9YBxqs 

11. Calculating and recording a NEWS score  

https://youtu.be/eIlPesGSMmA 

12. Structured communication and escalation 

https://youtu.be/Ki0BX61xhdw 

13. Treatment escalation plans and resuscitation 

https://youtu.be/vXrRp7AW5E4 

14. Recognising deterioration with a learning disability 

https://youtu.be/vSWCPza8dCU 

 

Care Home Training Films

A collaboration by Wessex and the West of England Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) and West Hampshire CCG, and funded by Health Education England, the short videos describe how to take measurements from residents, spot signs of deterioration and prevent the spread of infection.

 

They have been described as having ‘the potential to save many lives and tens of millions of pounds.’

Mildred Mhlanga, Registered Manager, Silva Care described how the videos have helped her staff

 

 

There are 14 videos in total and you can watch them here https://www.ahsnnetwork.com/new-online-video-training-launched-for-care-home-staff