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Medicines Management e-Learning package Kerry Watts Lead Nurse for Medicines Management
Outline of Presentation • Overview of Northumbria • Medicines Management training- how it began • e-Learning the way forward • Developing the package • Launching and rolling out the package • Successes and difficulties • Plans for the future
Medicines Management training – how it began… • HMMC • Team established • Sessions delivered • Accepted as part of the mandatory training programme • …One Lead Nurse, 6000 staff, 30 mins and 5531sq/kms!
e-Learning – the way forward • Team discussed initial ideas for package • All staff needed to be able to access it • Needs to be tailored to the staff group • Ability to assess understanding and record this • Make reference to Northumbria Policies • Provide assurance to satisfy NHSLA level 3 requirements • Funding was secured - Bid • Identification of a company –tender process
Developing the package • The team plus Training Dept and IT • Identified that 4000 of the 6000 staff would complete the package • Material produced • Six modules • Covering general aspects and specifics – prescribing and administration • Inclusion of policies and other relevant documents • Worked with Bourne Training – pilot program • Trialled by members from each identified staff group • Jan 07 – May 07
The six modules – alter depending upon staff group selected at log in
What should you do if a patient brings medicines which they have bought over the counter?
Launching the Programme • May 07 program released for use in controlled area – pharmacy • Few technical problems • August 07 – Trustwide • Support from Trust Board • Communications department – dissemination plan • Staff • managers
Difficulties • Initial technical difficulties • Informal feedback • Inability to mark progress through the module • Unable to save progress once started the module • Highlighted some computer literacy issues • Larger question bank
Plans for the future • Ability to save and mark progress through modules • Update questions and some of the content • Larger question bank • In built database • Access via internet • Further e-Learning programmes for junior docs including medicines management related topics
Summary • Identified a need for medicines management training • Face to face option – unsuccessful • e-learning – successful • Experienced some difficulties – not insurmountable • Encourage you to go on and develop similar ways of delivering medicines management training in your Trusts