Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) has been identified as the single biggest condition where lives can be saved by the NHS. The NHS Long Term Plan sets out ambitions for the next 10 years, highlighting CVD as a clinical priority.
Health Education England has highlighted the need to enhance workforce understanding of CVD and create a holistic online repository of CVD resources, due to its multifaceted nature and complexity including multiple conditions, risk factors and high-risk conditions.
The new Cardiovascular Disease Toolkit acts as a central portal for CVD resources and provides learners with the appropriate level of knowledge, skills and experience they need to deliver effective CVD prevention and care to people with CVD, and at risk of CVD. You can read more about the background to the toolkit by visiting the programme page.
Kidzmed - An e-Learning resource for healthcare professionals teaching children to swallow pills.
Kidzmed is a programme developed for members of the multidisciplinary team to teach children and young people how to swallow pills. It was set up at the Great North Children’s Hospital, Newcastle, and has won the NHS Sustainability Award, the HSJ Value Award for Pharmacy and Optimisation and the Bright Ideas in Health Award for Demonstrating an Impact upon Quality Improvement. The 15-minute e-Learning session is for all health and care professionals who want to teach children and young people how to swallow pills using an evidence-based, six-step technique.
Link to the free Kidzmed training package:
Download the pill swallowing technique comic:
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