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Blood Gases

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These e-learning packages were written under the management of Graham Williamson of University of Plymouth and in conjunction with clinical staff at the RD&E.

 

Blood Gases E-learning Package

Introduction: Welcome to Arterial Blood Gas Sampling and Analysis. This package aims to teach you the correct way to take an arterial blood gas sample from a patient whilst minimising discomfort.

 

It provides you with a wealth of background information, then a step-by-step guide to preparation, the procedure and post-procedure.

 

Finally there is a quiz so you can test your knowledge and a competency assessment that can be adapted for use in different areas.

Link to blood gases e-learning package

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Audience: Junior doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and particularly staff working in Respiratory Medicine and areas such as intensive care.

How to access: To view the Blood Gases e-learning package click on the link below and then select "Run".

How this package meets KSF outcomes: Click here for document with full details.

Extra information: Please note that this e-learning package uses sound and flash, and you will need to make sure that flash is installed on your computer before it will run. You may need to contact your local IT support to arrange this as we do not provide technical assistance.

 

Non-invasive ventilation

Introduction: Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) refers to a system for helping patients to breathe using masks and special equipment that does not involve intubation with an endotracheal tube or sedation and paralysis with anaesthetic drugs.

 

The package contains a wealth of background information, a video, FAQs and a competency assessment that can be adapted for use in different areas.

Link to Non-invasive ventilation e-learning package

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Audience: Junior doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and particularly staff working in Respiratory Medicine and areas such as intensive care.

How to access: To view the Non-invasive ventilation e-learning package click on the link below and then select "Run".

How this package meets KSF outcomes: Click here for document with full details.

Extra information: Please note that this e-learning package uses sound and flash, and you will need to make sure that flash is installed on your computer before it will run. You may need to contact your local IT support to arrange this as we do not provide technical assistance.

 

Copyright / terms of use

Copyright for both the packages rests with Graham Williamson and the development teams. You may use these packages free of charge but they are not for resale, or to be altered or amended in any way without written permission. We'd also like some feedback about these packages - please see the contact details below.

 

Contact Details

Dr Graham Williamson, gwilliamson@plymouth.ac.uk

 

Disclaimer

These packages have been developed as learning resources. It is the responsibility of individual practitioners to ensure that they are supported by their appropriate organisation authority, that they have been approved by their Trust's clinical governance mechanisms for use. Practitioners must work within their organisation guidelines, with appropriate local clinical support and assessment of practice.

 

Every reasonable care is taken over the compilation of the material, content and information contained within these videos. However users of the videos accept responsibility for ensuring they are used as training resources in the appropriate context. The University of Plymouth (UoP) and the RD&E NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) shall NOT be liable for any loss or damages arising out of, or in any way connected with, the use of these videos. The UoP and RD&E are not accrediting these packages or any individuals who may have undertaken them.

 

This Disclaimer does not affect the statutory rights of any person nor limit liability for death or personal injury caused by negligence or for fraudulent misrepresentation.

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