E-learning package provides education for nurses on medicines management

Posted on 14 November 2017 (Permalink)

Nursing SCRIPT is an e-learning programme for qualified and undergraduate nurses, designed to provide education relating to managing and optimising the use of medicines. Effective medicines management education is crucial in reducing medication errors and improving patient safety.

The 17 modules cover areas including the principles of medicines management, managing risks related to medication use, and therapeutic topics such as anticoagulation, infection, and pain management. Each module takes around one hour and nurses can download a certificate on completion, which can be used as evidence of continuing professional development for revalidation purposes.

The learning is aligned to Nursing and Midwifery Council Standards for Medicines Management, and supports the recent Global Patient Safety Challenge announced by the World Health Organization, Medication Without Harm, which aims to reduce severe avoidable medication-related harm by 50% globally in the next five years. The resource was commissioned by the West Midlands AHSN and developed by the University of Birmingham and OCB Media Ltd, in collaboration with Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Partnership Trust and in association with Health Education England.

The benefits of the Nursing SCRIPT programme include:

  • Interactive content that is compatible with NHS IT systems and mobile platforms
  • Easily accessible modules, which are designed to allow for ‘just-in-time’ learning
  • A pre- and post-test in each module to help identify learning needs and knowledge acquisition
  • Certificate as evidence of CPD
  • A dedicated management site for educational supervisors to monitor uptake of the learning
  • Facility to bespoke which modules are available and which are mandated
  • Technical and editorial support from the SCRIPT team.

Subscriptions to Nursing SCRIPT are offered to WMAHSN premium members as part of their package.

For more information, take a look at the information sheet, visit www.safeprescriber.org or contact the SCRIPT team at script@contacts.bham.ac.uk or on 0121 415 8825.