Education day – Self Booking-2024/25

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This year we will be trialling self-booking of Education Days for certain groups of staff.

If you are in one of these staff groups, information will have been sent to you direct to let you know you can self-book.
Certain groups may be booked on by their team administrator to coordinate locally - they will inform you if your group is using this method.

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Sexual Assault Referral Centres – How can we help? – Oct & Nov 2023

patient-facing people trustwide.

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As ambulance professionals, we are likely to meet people that disclose sexual violence/ assault to us. It is important for both short and long-term management and recovery that we handle this well, and that we are aware of the referral pathways available to us. Many people don’t know what Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs) can provide, don’t know how to refer to them and don’t know that the police don’t need to be involved in this process

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ECG Interpretation Workshop – Expressions of Interest

registered clinicians including paramedics but staff will be learning with an MDT

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Now taking Expressions of Interest - This comprehensive course is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of healthcare professionals in the field of electrocardiography (ECG). It is intended to provide participants with a deeper understanding of ECG abnormalities, their interpretation and their implications for patient care. By the end of this course, participants will be better equipped to advance patient care and education, understand pathophysiological mechanisms, anticipate possible escalations, and become more skilled and effective members of the healthcare team

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Volunteer to be a patient for an OSCE with UoC – Bridgewater – multiple dates

Student or SWASFT staff

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OSCE stands for Objective Structured Clinical Examination. SWAST Students on the BSc paramedic degree apprenticeship programme with the University of Cumbria (UoC) need to complete a level 5 system assessment OSCE and a level 6 patient assessment OSCE.

Volunteering to play the role of a patient is a fantastic opportunity to see an OSCE without being assessed and meet the team! You do not need any prior knowledge or acting experience.

This is a great opportunity for all, but particularly for those who are aspiring to be on the programme and current students. You will also receive a UoC CPD certificate for your participation.


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eLifesaver

All staff welcome to sign up, but this training is predominantly aimed at staff who don't necessarily have any clinical training.

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Predominantly aimed at staff who don't necessarily have any clinical training, eLifesaver is your opportunity to learn what an emergency looks like and how you should respond to it. By learning essential lifesaving skills, you have the power to help increase the number of people who could survive an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in the South West.

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Pre-Hospital PROMPT – Multiple Dates 2023-24

Suitable for Paramedics and Clinicians above this level plus Dip HE students.

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We are delighted to see the return of highly anticipated face-to-face Pre-Hospital PROMPT training day delivered by Pre-Hospital PROMPT trained midwives and LDO’s.

This PROMPT training day includes managing birth complications, haemorrhage and basic new-born resuscitation with some fantastic practical sessions on pregnancy induced hypertension with hands‐on workshops on cord prolapse, vaginal breech and more.

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ParaPass & ParaFolio App

Available to registered clinicians (+AP's and AT's & students).

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The ParaPass App is a vast, user friendly, digital platform that includes tools and information to support paramedic learning and development, developed by the same people who produced JRCALCPlus.
N.B. Everyone who needs access to PGD's via ParaPass Lite will continue to have access via the usual processes. However, you will need to sign up below to gain full access to the ParaPass App.

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Embracing Neurodiversity (E-Learning) via Do It 23/24

Available to all staff & students

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Embracing Neurodiversity is an online accessibly designed e-learning course for employees aiming to support, retain and attract a truly neurodiverse workforce.

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Jan & May 24 starts -SWASFT Practice Educator Course – 30 credits L7 – In Partnership with UoG – *Now Fully Booked*

All staff - All depts [ECAs not eligible]

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Jan & May 2024 starts - This interactive e-learning module has been created in partnership with the University of Gloucestershire with registered healthcare professionals (primarily Paramedics) in mind, and the language may at times refer to ambulance placements or paramedics specifically.

It is however also suitable for non-registered staff as it deals with the basics of practice education.

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*VIRTUAL* UoP – (Accredited) Mentorship Module 2023/24 – Multiple Cohorts

L6 - 20 Credits. Suitable for staff in any role in which they may have a student.

Distance LearningRegistered Clinicians

This HE Mentorship module (HEAB370) is accredited at L6 (20 credits) by UoP & taught in-house. It requires HE assessment submission & mandatory 4 day attendance. It is fully funded.

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Palliative & End-of-life Care Training Programme

All staff & students - most beneficial to patient focused roles

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Open to all All staff & students. A three-step course aiming to deliver practical, focused, frontline palliative care skills and knowledge to all ambulance clinicians across the whole Southwest. The first step will be a focused handbook on palliative care, sent out before the course start date.
The second step is a virtual, interactive teaching day on July 12th. (*This is now a recorded session for those that couldn't attend*). During this day we will build on the concepts in the handbook. .
The final step will be to attend a 1-hour Q&A session. This will allow you to ask any specific questions to a palliative care specialist.

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*VIRTUAL* AET Award in Education & Training – Learning Curve Group -2023-24 – Multiple Cohorts

100% attendance - 6 days & portfolio submission - Open to ALL staff

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*This course is provide by an external provider, to assist the internal faculty in managing demand. The internal faculty courses will still continue to run alongside these*

The Level 3 Award in Education and Training replaces the Level 3 qualification in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS). Upon completion, you will be able to begin a career within a teaching environment as a support function, assisting teachers. It’s a great course for anyone wanting to get into teaching and is a fantastic stepping stone from an Assessor’s qualification or on to the Level 4 Certificate to become a teacher of adult education.

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SWASFT Practice Educator – (non-accredited) e-learning module – CoP endorsed

All staff - All depts

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This e-learning course has been written by SWASFT to align with the CoP practice education guidance and has been written primarily with clinicians in mind. It is endorsed by the CoP and suitable for the NQP portfolio.
However, this non-accredited course is suitable for any staff who is involved in practice education or mentorship of other staff, and the learning outcomes and content are universal.

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The Science of Happiness – OCT / NOV 2022 – Dates TBC

All staff - All depts

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June 22nd start - 4 weeks drop in sessions & optional (recommended) live lecture every Wed evening.

This course is not like most others we have advertised on SWASTCPD.
This course is not a wellbeing or self help course to improve your mental health and happiness; it is a course to explore the understand the what, how and why of happiness based on rigorous evidence based and peer reviewed science. But, when people complete this course, there has been a clear and measurable significant positive effect on student's mental well-being.

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Pre-Hospital PROMPT Online Learning Platform

Suitable for registered clinicians only

Distance LearningRegistered Clinicians

An online learning platform which will allow SWAST clinicians the ability to update themselves on maternity care remotely at their own pace (you will have access for 1 month). Available to paramedics, ambulance nurses, ECA to Para students and clinicians above this level.

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Autism E-Learning- Glos Staff only

Available to all staff

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You can now access e-learning modules, produced by the National Autistic Society (NAS), to develop your knowledge of autism. These e-learning modules are fully funded, and therefore free to access, for anyone living or working in Gloucestershire.

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Protected: ***TEST EVENT ONLY***Frailty Seminar -01/01/2098- The moon

Available to all staff

Distance LearningAll Grades

WEB TEST EVENT ONLY

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Diabetes Injection Technique and Safety: Online Learning

Available to all staff

Distance LearningAll Grades

This free online learning programme aims to support healthcare professionals in their management and care of people with diabetes who use injectable therapies.

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NHS IT Skills -Digital Learning Solutions

Available to all staff

Distance LearningAll Grades

Customisable IT training for all staff on Microsoft Office products, from basic through to advanced.
Access outside of work.
Outlook- Excel- Word- Power Point and more. Bite sized, no time limits. Free yourself from frustration.

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NCFE Level 2 Distance Learning

Available to all staff

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Distance learning courses in a wide range of different topics. These courses are externally funded, provided & managed. SWAST provide signposting to this FREE education & support enrolling only. Eliglibilty criteria are not set by SWAST.

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