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Pathway News and Updates

News, updates and notifications in respect of the Scottish Infection Prevention and Control Education Pathway.

 

Guide for creating reports on different courses - November 2017

The guide provides step-by-step instructions for creating reports on different courses that make up the SIPCEP foundation layer within learnPro. Download the Guide for creating reports on different courses (pdf)

Pathway Position Paper - September 2017

To help keep stakeholders up-to-date with pathway developments and provide a resource that can be shared amongst colleagues, groups and networks, NES  have updated the Postion Paper outlining the background, current status and future plans.  Download the paper from the link below.

Position Paper (pdf)

Implementation of SIPCEP at Scottish Colleges and Universities - July 2017

We are now rolling out the SIPCEP Foundation Layer on the learnPro Community site to all Scottish colleges and universities with relevant health and care programmes. All learning materials are now available and information for students and staff on how to access the SIPCEP has been distributed. If you have not received this yes, or if you would like to access the SIPCEP and/or be included in the mailing list, please contact the NES HAI Team at hai@nes.scot.nhs.uk

Completion of SIPCEP Foundation layer courses - July 2017

Each e-learning course (e.g. Hand Hygiene) has a content module and a separate assessment module. To successfully complete a course, please follow these instructions:

  • Launch the content module and complete. Then close the content module. There is NO assessment in the content module (please ignore the system message in the launch window).
  • Then launch the assessment module and complete.
  • An individual certificate is available for each e-learning module.

Important Notice: Hand Hygiene and Occupational Exposure Management module completions - June 2017

The SIPCEP includes new versions of the previous NES HAI modules on Hand Hygiene and Occupational Exposure Management. Because some boards had set a mandatory completion cycle (e.g. every 3 years) on the above modules, we have mapped all completions of the previous hand hygiene and occupational exposure management modules onto the new SIPCEP modules.. All completions have been preserved, so any revalidation reminders from learnPro should automatically be sent out at the correct times. 

When creating reports for the NEW SIPCEP modules using the learnPro reporting tool, the start date for reports should be 19th June 2017. Any previous completions shown for the above modules are completions of the old modules, which have now been removed from learnPro.

If there are any issues with this, please contact hai@nes.scot.nhs.uk

Pathway Foundation layer now available - June 2017

The Scottish Infection Prevention and Control Education Pathway Foundation layer for health and care staff and students across Scotland was launched at the NHS Scotland Conference today by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport.  The Pathway Foundation layer is available on learnPro NHS and Community websites and is called NES: Scottish IPC Education Pathway - Foundation.  The pathway foundation layer modules are also available as downloadable documents from the Pathway Support Materials webpage.  

Letter from Chief Nursing Officer Directorate (June 2017)

Supporting SIPCEP in Practice - new whiteboard animation - June 2017

The animation was designed to provide those who support education and training locally with an overview of the pathway and how this can be integrated into local education and training provision and provide flexible learning opportunities for learners to support their personal development plans. View the animation at: https://vimeo.com/220763154

Supporting implementation of SIPCEP foundation layer at a local level - June 2017

To aid health boards and care sector organisations with their education strategies and plans, examples of the pathway foundation modules that NES recommend should be taken as a minimum by different staff groups has been produced. Download the modules by staff group matrix document.

To support not only health boards, care sector organisations, but also individual learners, NES have produced details of the learning outcomes for each of the foundation layer modules. Information available on the SIPCEP foundation layer webpage.

Guide gives an overview of the pathway and provides guidance for learners and line managers/course leaders on accessing and selecting learning resources. Download the Guide for Learners and Line Managers/Course Leaders

Associate Chief Nursing Officer shows support for the Scottish Infection Prevention and Control Education Pathway - May 2017

Watch the video from Diane Murray, Associate Chief Nursing Officer, Scottish Government talking about the importance of infection prevention and control education and why the Scottish Infection Prevention and Control Education Pathway should be embraced by health and social care staff. Watch the video at https://vimeo.com/218582652

NES launch new IPC module - May 2017

NES have released a new module - Why Infection Prevention and Control Matters.  The module is the first from the forthcoming Scottish Infection Prevention and Control Education Pathway – Foundation layer and has been released ahead of the pathway launch on 20th June 2017 to give health and social care staff a taste of the new learning resources.  The module is available on learnPro NHS and community portals. Further information on the pathway can be found on the NES website.

Delivering the Cleanliess Champions Programme and Scottish Infection Prevention and Control Education Pathway during the transition period - May 2017

NES have produced a mapping document to assist during the transition period from the delivery of the Cleanliness Champions Programme to the new Scottish Infection Prevention and Control Education Pathway. The mapping document also contains an example recording sheet.   Download the Mapping document (pdf).

Qualitative Analysis of Learning Needs in Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Staff - April 2017

The report from the consultation exercise carried out with IPC staff as part of the development of the new Scottish Infection Prevention and Control Education Pathway is now available.  Engagement from IPC staff was crucial to establish what educational support is already accessible; if additional support is required, and how the new pathway can help address these gaps.   The report can be downloaded below:

Full Report (pdf)

Executive Summary (pdf)

Promotional Tools now available - April 2017

A range of promotional tools have been developed for use by stakeholders to promote the pathway locally.  These can be used on intranet sites and in trraining sessions.  See the webpage for the tools/resources.

Pathway Position Paper - February 2017

To help keep stakeholders up-to-date with pathway developments and provide a resource that can be shared amongst colleagues, groups and networks, NES  have produced a Postion paper outlining the background, current status and future plans.  Download the paper from te link below.

Position Paper (February 2017) (pdf)

Cleanliness Champions Programme registration closure - November 2016

The Cleanliness Champions Programme is now closed for registrations. All learners already registered will completed the programme as normal, and all CCP modules and resources will be available until 31st August 2017.

We will launch the new Scottish Infection Prevention & Control Education Pathway foundation layer in June 2017. Find out more about the pathway on our website

In order to provide continuous access to IPC education until all new pathway modules are launched, you can access the CCP e-learning modules on learnPro on a self-select modular basis, even if you are not registered.

Search for “Champions” in the learnPro search window and then add it to your learning. You can just complete the e-learning modules you need.