e-ELCA is a national e-learning programme developed by Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare in partnership with the APM. e-ELCA aims to enhance the training and education of the health and social care workforce so that well-informed high quality care can be delivered by confident and competent staff and volunteers to support people wherever they happen to be. It is available to health and social care workers including those who work in hospices. Content has been written by specialists in palliative care including many members of the APM. Professor Christina Faull is the current APM lead for the work.
For more information please visit: http://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/end-of-life-care/
The e-learning resources of e-ELCA are universally praised but the biggest criticism is that people don’t know about them. APM members, who have contributed hugely to the development of the 150 sessions, are also key to making e-ELCA used to it’s full potential.
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What’s happening in e-ELCA…May 2017
- A current life limiting condition
- Planning for cognitive decline in dementia
- A well patient.
Examples of potential wording are taken from the work of the charity My Living Will. This was quite a challenging session to write and we hope you find it useful.
Session 03_28 “I’m not loveable anymore” – discussing intimacy in end of life care has been significantly updated. Thank you to Bridget Taylor for her help with this. Bridget Taylor is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Community Palliative Care at Sobell House, Oxford. In her PhD, Bridget explored sexuality and intimacy in advanced cancer and motor neurone disease.
This new session (10_01) provides an overview of intrathecal drug delivery (ITDD) for the management of cancer pain. It aims to enhance the understanding of which patients may benefit from this approach and the principles which govern the safe use of ITDD systems. This session supports all palliative medicine physicians and nursing staff, and those caring for a patient using intrathecal analgesia.
Other sessions address some key challenges that arise in the care of people with MND and some sessions will help professionals ensure that care is focussed on the holistic needs of patients and their families.
e-ELCA is referenced throughout the framework as key sessions have been mapped to each subject.
For more information on e-ELCA visit: http://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/end-of-life-care/ and take a look at the e-ELCA YouTube channel.
e-ELCA Update – January 2017
OpenAthens is a service that allows people to access a series of online resources free of charge with just a single OpenAthens account.
The OpenAthens eligibility criteria, which are managed by NICE, cover anyone working directly with NHS patients. Anyone working directly on the development and/or delivery of training materials for either NHS staff or NHS patients within an organisation that provides NHS-commissioned care or commissions care for NHS patients in England is also covered. This includes charities, voluntary organisations, local authorities, arm’s length bodies and healthcare students.
For more detailed information on the eligibility criteria, and to register, please visit: www.nice.org.uk/about/what-we-do/evidence-services/journals-and-databases/openathens/openathens-eligibility
For more information about accessing e-LfH resources via OpenAthens visit: http://support.e-lfh.org.uk/get-started/openathens/
There is also an instruction leaflet available should you need one.
We have recently developed a new session within the e-ELCA programme ‘Symptom Management for the Dying Adult’. This session provides a concise guide to the management of physical symptoms that commonly arise when a person is in the last few days to hours of life. This session is for doctors in training (all specialties), core medical and GP trainees, nurses in the community, hospitals and care homes and post registration pharmacists. It may also be useful to more experienced doctors who wish to refresh their knowledge in this area.
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Finally, as part of the continuing review of our programmes all 158 e-ELCA sessions have been fully reviewed and updated.
For more information visit: http://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/end-of-life-care/
e-ELCA sessions have been highlighted as a resource to help with implementation of the NICE NG31 guidelines. The key sessions signposted are:
- Assessment of dying phase and after death care (02_14)
- “What will it be like?” – talkin