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BASICS Scotland reports on over 15,000 hours of tele-education

BASICS Responders provide prehospital care across Scotland, especially in rural and remote areas.

BASICS Scotland – the charity that promotes the provision of high quality pre-hospital emergency care by health professionals across Scotland – recently produced a report that brings together experience of providing over fifteen thousand hours of online educational material.  And the conclusion: it’s cost effective, it increases access (particularly to remote and rural practitioners) to high quality education, and it works.

Tele-education has been available from BASICS Scotland since 2011, and since then the team have built on their experience to improve the learner’s experience, and reflect on what makes this form of learning most accessible.

Some participants manage to join these sessions in real-time, but the sessions are also recorded so they can be viewed at a later date via the BASICS Scotland website.  The sessions are usually packaged to run over ten weeks, covering adult and paediatric emergency prehospital care respectively.  A dedicated IT Facilitator assists participants with any initial difficulties in using the Adobe Connect software – which has proven to be an effective platform on which to deliver the content.  Participants who are watching in real-time are able to ask questions or type comments, and all of this is recorded for later viewing too.

As well as tele-education, BASICS Scotland also uses this technology for its Clinical Governance meetings (open to all member responders) and for Board meetings.  Scottish rural broadband speeds continue to pose some problems, but having knowledgeable IT assistance allows some of the technicalities to be tweaked, to maximise the use of available bandwidth.

The report (PDF) can be downloaded from the button below.  Further details on the tele-education programme can be found here, along with all the other training opportunities that BASICS Scotland provides.  A BASICS Scotland tour of the Adobe Connect platform can be found here.

Download the report here (PDF 733KB)
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15th December: Next BASICS Scotland Clinical Governance Meeting

basics_logo_new_large_csBASICS Scotland Clinical Governance Meeting

15th December 2016, 7.00pm – 8.30pm

 

The BASICS Scotland Clinical Governance Meetings are held quarterly and are provided over internet based video conferencing allowing you to have a face to face meeting with your peers from the comfort of your own home or work place to share and discuss clinical cases that you may have been involved in or are interested in.

Each meeting consists of a selection of cases which are presented by the person involved and is then opened up for discussion giving you the opportunity to learn from others.

Our meeting on 15th December will feature the following cases:

  • Fall from a horse: Iain Craighead (Highland)
  • My drive to Newcastle: Paul Gowens
  • An Entrapment: Brian Fitzsimmons (Highland)
  • Multiple Casualties: Mark Worrall (Ayrshire)

The meeting will also cover ‘Rudeness and clinical performance‘ with Richard Price.

Join us at the next meeting

This is a free benefit to all BASICS Scotland members and counts towards your CPD!

If you haven’t been to one of our meetings before and would like to attend this or future meetings please email or call Craig Stewart at the BASICS Scotland office – cstewart@basics-scotland.org.uk or tel: 01764 663671.

Invites will automatically be sent out to everyone who has previously attended one of our Clinical Governance Meetings.

The programme for this meeting will be distributed in due course and invites will be sent out on the Tuesday before the meeting.

Not sure how it works?

Never attended one of our internet based video conference sessions using Adobe Connect and unsure of how it all works? Contact Craig at the BASICS Scotland office (cstewart@basics-scotland.org.uk or call 01764 663 671 ) and he will be more than happy to help you get set up.

You can also catch up on previous meetings which will give you a good idea of what is involved by logging into the members area of the BASICS Scotland website ( http://basics-scotland.org.uk/members/clinical-governance/recordings/ ).

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BASICS Scotland Adult Tele-Education Course

BASICS Scotland Tele-Education presents…

Adult Pre-hospital Emergency Care

basics_logo_new_large_csStarts Monday 16th January 2017

(closing date for registration is Friday 23rd December 2016)

Course cost: £150 for non-members / £135 (BASICS Scotland members)

This Course is primarily for doctors, nurses & paramedics delivering care in the pre-hospital environment. 

BASICS Scotland provide two types of Tele-education courses which are Paediatric and Adult Emergency Medical Care

New evidence based topics are delivered by weekly 1 hour sessions over 9 weeks for the paediatric course and 10 weeks for the adult course. These are presented live through our internet based video conference system using Adobe Connect which can be accessed anywhere in the world that you have a computer with an internet connection and up-to-date web browser with the latest Flash Player plugin installed.

Can’t make the live sessions? Don’t worry. Each live session is recorded and made available on our E-learning website along with supporting materials so you can view them in your own time.

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The adult course covers topics such as:

Allergy & Anaphylaxis; Asthma; LVF – Adult Pneumonia; Stroke & TIA; Chest Pain & Thrombolysis; Head Injury; ENT Emergencies; Wounds, Burns & Tetanus; Pain Relief; Seizures

Feedback from previous courses:

I picked up lots of useful tips, particularly regarding the range of drugs that I should consider using in a remote pre-hospital environment and the management of wounds and minor injuries.

Excellent course, loved been able to do it online, like structure of a topic each, 2 week break worked well. I enjoyed that the sessions were interactive, learned lots of useful information, thank you.

A very useful course that has increased my confidence in emergency situations.

Introduction on Adobe Connect and how it works

A short video is available from the BASICS Scotland page (link below) introducing what Adobe Connect is and how to use it for BASICS Scotland courses and meetings. Watching this recording is a good test to ensure you are able to watch the recordings made during this course.

Full details, including the application form, are available from this page at the BASICS Scotland website.
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14th September: Next BASICS Scotland Clinical Governance Meeting

basics_logo_new_large_csBASICS Scotland Clinical Governance Meeting

14th September 2016, 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Do you have a case that you would like to discuss at the next or future Clinical Governance Meetings?

Currently the cases we discuss are gathered from PRF’s that have been submitted to BASICS Scotland. We are keen for these Clinical Governance Meetings to be an open forum so if you have any case that you think would be of interest or you would like to discuss with your peers, contact us now at clinicalgovernance@basics-scotland.org.uk.

The BASICS Scotland Clinical Governance Meetings are held quarterly and are provided over internet based video conferencing allowing you to have a face to face meeting with your peers from the comfort of your own home or work place to share and discuss clinical cases that you may have been involved in or are interested in.

Each meeting consists of a selection of cases which are presented by the person involved and is then opened up for discussion giving you the opportunity to learn from others.

Join us at the next meeting

This is a free benefit to all BASICS Scotland members

If you haven’t been to one of our meetings before and would like to attend this or future meetings please email or call Craig Stewart at the BASICS Scotland office – cstewart@basics-scotland.org.uk or tel: 01764 663671.

Invites will automatically be sent out to everyone who has previously attended one of our Clinical Governance Meetings.

The programme for this meeting will be distributed in due course and invites will be sent out on the Tuesday before the meeting.

Not sure how it works?

Never attended one of our internet based video conference sessions using Adobe Connect and unsure of how it all works? Contact Craig at the BASICS Scotland office (cstewart@basics-scotland.org.uk or call 01764 663 671 ) and he will be more than happy to help you get set up.

You can also catch up on previous meetings which will give you a good idea of what is involved by logging into the members area of the BASICS Scotland website ( http://basics-scotland.org.uk/members/clinical-governance/recordings/ ).

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BASICS Scotland Paediatric Tele-Education Course

basics_logo_new_large_csNews just in from BASICS Scotland about their latest educational offerings…

We are pleased to announce the latest start date for our popular Paediatric Tele-Education Course

Book now for 5th September Start!

This course is specifically designed to refresh your knowledge of Paediatric Emergency Medicine

The 9 week 1 hour course will offer you the chance to refresh &/or advance your knowledge on a variety of topics. Run over 9 weeks with a 2 week break, the course starts on the 5th September 2016 and covers a different topic each week over 1 hour live web based tele-conferencing sessions using our Adobe Connect system.

Topics covered include:

  • Child with fever and Meningitis
  • Head Injury
  • Seizures
  • Allergy Anaphylaxis
  • Asthma
  • LRTI
  • Epiglottitis & Croup
  • Gastroenteritis & Dehydration
  • Pain Relief

Can’t make the live sessions?

Don’t worry, each live session is recorded and made available on our E-learning website for you to view in your own time – access to course materials ends 6 weeks after last live session.

Book Now as closing date for registration is Friday 19th August 2016!

What does it cost?

The cost for this course is:

  • £135 for BASICS Scotland members
  • £150 for non-members

To download the information flyers and application form, visit the BASICS Scotland Tele-education page.

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BASICS Scotland Clinical Governance 14th June – programme now available

BASICS Scotland will be holding its next Clinical Governance meeting on Tuesday 14th June 2016 from 18:30 – 20:00.

This meeting will be chaired by Catrina Hewitt and cases being discussed include:

  • A diving emergency (Skye) presented by Andrew Harris
  • RTC (Grampian) presented by Alan Clauson
  • Prolonged Arrest (Arran) presented by David Hogg

We also have Neil Sinclair discussing CPD: Capnography and Richard Price will be covering SPHERE reports.

You can download the programme for this meeting here.

basics_logo_new_large_csThese meetings – held quarterly – tend to attract more than 20-30 responders from across Scotland.

This is a service for members of BASICS Scotland, and you can join by contacting the BASICS Scotland office in advance.  All you need is a functioning webcam & microphone/speaker – and the BASICS office will provide details on how to join the meeting by Adobe Connect (a form of videoconferencing).

We hope to see you there – either to listen in the background, or in contributing your views!  Don’t forget that you can listen to previous BASICS Scotland clinical governance meetings by logging into the website and looking under member benefits.

More about these meetings…

Currently the cases we discuss are gathered from PRF’s that have been submitted to BASICS Scotland. We are keen for these Clinical Governance Meetings to be an open forum so if you have any case that you think would be of interest or you would like to discuss with your peers, contact us now at clinicalgovernance@basics-scotland.org.uk.

The BASICS Scotland Clinical Governance Meetings are held quarterly and are provided over internet based video conferencing allowing you to have a face to face meeting with your peers from the comfort of your own home or work place to share and discuss clinical cases that you may have been involved in or are interested in.

Each meeting consists of a selection of cases which are presented by the person involved and is then opened up for discussion giving you the opportunity to learn from others.

This is a free benefit to all BASICS Scotland members

If you haven’t been to one of our meetings before and would like to attend this or future meetings please email or call Craig Stewart at the BASICS Scotland office – cstewart@basics-scotland.org.uk or tel: 01764 663671.

Invites will automatically be sent out to everyone who has previously attended one of our Clinical Governance Meetings.

Not sure how it works?

Never attended one of our internet based video conference sessions using Adobe Connect and unsure of how it all works? Contact Craig at the BASICS Scotland office (cstewart@basics-scotland.org.uk or call 01764 663 671 ) and he will be more than happy to help you get set up.

You can also catch up on previous meetings which will give you a good idea of what is involved by logging into the BASICS Scotland members website and visiting the Clinical Governance section.

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EMRS Clinical Governance: next VC meeting 9th September

emrs minilogoDate for the diary… the next clinical governance meeting of EMRS (Emergency Medical Retrieval Service for Scotland) – available to any rural health practitioners in Scotland – will take place on Friday 9th September from 1.30 – 3.00pm.

The usual format will be presented: a general review of activity since their last meeting, along with two cases of interest, representing elements of both primary (from scene) and secondary (from rural hospital) retrieval.

To attend, you will need access to either a VC site connected to the NHS Scotland network, or your own NHS Scotland VC Jabber account.

To register, you can contact Anne Cadman at: Anne.Cadman@ggc.scot.nhs.uk with your ISDN number or Jabber account ID.

 

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BASICS Scotland Clinical Governance 14th June – sign up now

BASICSlogoBASICS Scotland will be holding its next Clinical Governance meeting on Tuesday 14th June 2016 from 18:30 – 20:00.

The programme for the next meeting is in the process of being developed.  BASICS Scotland is keen to hear from any members or responders who would like to contribute to this meeting – either about an interesting case or about a topic that has caused some discussion.

 

basicsThese meetings – held quarterly – tend to attract more than 20-30 responders from across Scotland.

This is a service for members of BASICS Scotland, and you can join by contacting the BASICS Scotland office in advance.  All you need is a functioning webcam & microphone/speaker – and the BASICS office will provide details on how to join the meeting by Adobe Connect (a form of videoconferencing).

We hope to see you there – either to listen in the background, or in contributing your views!  Don’t forget that you can listen to previous BASICS Scotland clinical governance meetings by logging into the website and looking under member benefits.

More about these meetings…

Currently the cases we discuss are gathered from PRF’s that have been submitted to BASICS Scotland. We are keen for these Clinical Governance Meetings to be an open forum so if you have any case that you think would be of interest or you would like to discuss with your peers, contact us now at clinicalgovernance@basics-scotland.org.uk.

The BASICS Scotland Clinical Governance Meetings are held quarterly and are provided over internet based video conferencing allowing you to have a face to face meeting with your peers from the comfort of your own home or work place to share and discuss clinical cases that you may have been involved in or are interested in.

Each meeting consists of a selection of cases which are presented by the person involved and is then opened up for discussion giving you the opportunity to learn from others.

This is a free benefit to all BASICS Scotland members

If you haven’t been to one of our meetings before and would like to attend this or future meetings please email or call Craig Stewart at the BASICS Scotland office – cstewart@basics-scotland.org.uk or tel: 01764 663671.

Invites will automatically be sent out to everyone who has previously attended one of our Clinical Governance Meetings.

Not sure how it works?

Never attended one of our internet based video conference sessions using Adobe Connect and unsure of how it all works? Contact Craig at the BASICS Scotland office (cstewart@basics-scotland.org.uk or call 01764 663 671 ) and he will be more than happy to help you get set up.

You can also catch up on previous meetings which will give you a good idea of what is involved by logging into the BASICS Scotland members website and visiting the Clinical Governance section.

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BASICS Scotland conference: 3rd September 2016

basics_logo_new_large_csDetails have been announced about the 14th BASICS Scotland annual conference and AGM.

Building on the success of previous conferences, and with a stimulating line-up of speakers and workshops, this year’s conference offers a great learning and networking opportunity for all those involved and interested in prehospital care in Scotland – whether from a medical, nursing, paramedic or other background.

 

air-shotThe conference will return to the Newton Hotel in Nairn, just 30 minutes drive from Inverness.  Entitled ‘The Evidence: The Practice” the programme aims to highlight how latest evidence has been translated into best practice, and how you can ensure that you are offering the most up-to-date intervention in your local area.

Featuring topics such as the new NICE Guidelines on major trauma and building on TOPCAT evidence of prehospital cardiac arrest management, to the new Search & Rescue helicopter arrangements in the UK and paediatric trauma… it will be easy for participants to link these updates back to their own practice.

 

Master BedroomThere will also be the customary BASICS Scotland dinner and ceilidh, with accommodation available at the Newton Hotel to make the event a potential weekend away.

Early bird rates are available until 31st May.

You can download the programme and booking form by following the links below.

Conference Brochure (2.1 MB)   Booking Form

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EMRS Clinical Governance: VC Meeting 13th May

emrs minilogoThe next clinical governance meeting of EMRS (Emergency Medical Retrieval Service for Scotland) – available to any rural health practitioners in Scotland – will take place this Friday 13th May from 1.30 – 3.00pm.

The usual format will be presented: a general review of activity since their last meeting, along with two cases of interest, representing elements of both primary (from scene) and secondary (from rural hospital) retrieval.  There will also be an audit presentation of the National Code Red Report.

To attend, you will need access to either a VC site connected to the NHS Scotland network, or your own NHS Scotland VC Jabber account.

To register, you can contact Anne Cadman at: Anne.Cadman@ggc.scot.nhs.uk with your ISDN number or Jabber account ID.

(The last minute nature of this publicity is down to RuralGP.com and not EMRS!)

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