Aurion Learning, in conjunction with St. James’s Hospital Learning and Development Team, has produced two informative e-learning programmes for hospital staff.
The online learning programmes in Safer Manual Handling and Medication Administration Safety are designed to instil good practice and safeguard staff and patient health.
Safer Manual Handling is specifically designed for members of staff who undertake any type of manual handling in the course of their job. It focuses on the theoretical components of safer manual handling but also includes practical tips that can be used in the workplace.
The programme is presented by Mary Bell, (Facilitator at St. James’s Hospital Centre for Learning and Development) who guides learners through each module via audio visual content. The programme also includes clickable diagrams, games and quizzes to test learner’s knowledge of the subject matter.
On completing the course, St. James’s Hospital staff must contact the Centre for Learning and Development to carry out a practical assessment in animate and patient handling.
Medication Administration Safety is based on medication management protocol in St. James’s Hospital. It focuses on the most critical aspects of safe medication management administration and includes an audio visual introduction from Director of Nursing, Paul Gallagher. It also features scenario-based learning to illustrate good practice and compliance with medication management protocol, audio visual case studies to set the learning in context, and an end of module assessment.
Speaking about the new e-learning programmes, Fergus Thompson, Learning and Development Facilitator at St. James’s Hospital said:
“We are very pleased to be able to deliver these two very important e-learning courses to staff at St. James’s Hospital.
The majority of work related injuries and administration errors that take place within hospitals can be directly related to failure to adhere to protocol. It’s therefore critical that our staff are fully informed of their roles and responsibilities with regards to all aspects of their work.
These e-learning courses provide staff with easy access to the knowledge they need to do their jobs, and they can return to them time and time again to refresh their knowledge as required.”
St. James’s Hospital staff can access the e-learning programmes by logging into the Health Service Executive’s (HSE’s) learning and development portal, HSELanD.ie