This eLearning package is one part of a NMDHB wide project to reduce our rates of healthcare acquired infections. All NMDHB staff are invited to complete this module, it is most applicable to clinical staff.
The aim of this module is to provide a refresher for clinical Mental Health staff involved in completing HoNOS assessments. 

This course is available to everyone to learn more about the basics of resuscitation but is specifically designed for all clinical nursing staff and Health Care Assistants (in certain areas) to undertake prior to taking part in the practical HCLS course.

If you are not booked onto the HCLS practical course but wish revise your HCLS skills you are very welcome to do so by undertaking this course.

Infection Prevention and Control is an ever evolving field and cuts across all health care related disciplines and health care settings. Reducing health care associated infection and best practice are the responsibility of everyone and vital to prevent the transmission of infection.

This course is for all employees who have direct clinical contact with the patient.

This introductory programme is aimed at increasing anyone’s understanding to better interact or communicate with people from different backgrounds.

The programme is made up of four modules and focuses on understanding what culture is, how it impacts on communication and behavior and provides tools and methods for improving people’s ability to communicate effectively across cultural boundaries.

A knowledge of the language of medicine is of great benefit to non-clinical staff working in a healthcare setting. The purpose of this course is to improve the medical terminology understanding of non-clinical staff to assist with communication in clinical areas.

This course introduces participants to the language of medicine and teaches the tools necessary for word analysis. There are 14 lessons begining with word structure, then medical terms and acronyms for specific body systems are introduced, along with a brief review of the structure and function of the body system for context. Body systems covered include the Digestive, Reproductive, Nervous, Cardiovascular and Musculoskeletal systems. Each lesson contains puzzles and multiple choice questions to reinforce learning.

The course culminates with a test.

The lessons should be worked through in order, and the course is available to participants for 26 weeks after enrolment.

The intention of this module is to provide an overview of medication safety and to encourage participants to continue to learn and practise ways to improve the safety of medication administration.

Professional Development Hours 0.5hrs

This eAssessment is intended for Mental Health workers. The eAssessment will examine knowledge of the Mental Health Act (1992). This eAssessment is a mandatory requirement of all new clinical staff. If workers are ill-informed on the provisions of the Act. service users may be treated inappropriately, under-treated or inappropriately detained. It is important that workers are confident that they have the required business knowledge, and that they have met the required standard of achievement. Well-designed and well-integrated testing and assessment strategies provide very real benefits to the learner, the trainer and the organisation.

Obtaining informed consent for a healthcare intervention is not as simple as just getting a patient to sign a form.

It is well established that a signature, by itself, does not necessarily mean that informed consent has been obtained.

Gaining consent is an ongoing process that involves a treatment provider communicating effectively with a patient, clearly explaining the options available and allowing the patient sufficient time to make an informed choice about whether to proceed.

This course is for all qualified staff involved in prescribing and administering medications using the new medication chart