Nursing

eLearning for the safe management of medicines

An eLearning programme which aims to improve education around medicines management and optimisation. It is aimed at both qualified NHS nurses and midwives, and student nurses.

Containing 18 modules covering the principles of medicines management, managing risks related to medication use, and therapeutic topics such as anticoagulation, infection and pain management.

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Nursing

eLearning for the safe management of medicines

An eLearning programme which aims to improve education around medicines management and optimisation. It is aimed at both qualified NHS nurses and midwives, and student nurses.

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Introduction

Nursing SCRIPT is an eLearning programme, which aims to improve education around medicines management and optimisation. It is aimed at both qualified NHS nurses and midwives, and student nurses.

The resource was commissioned by the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network 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 learning is aligned to NMC Standards for Medicines Management and Standards for Pre-registration Nursing Education.

Nursing SCRIPT contains 18 modules covering 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 30 – 60 minutes to complete. All course materials have been authored by a team of expert healthcare professionals, and are regularly reviewed and updated.

Why use SCRIPT?

Safer medicines

SCRIPT enhances nurses’ education around medicines management and optimisation, improving patient safety.

Professional development

Certificates are made available on completion of a module, which can be used for online learning portfolios as evidence of continuing professional development.

Flexibility

SCRIPT is easily accessible and intuitive to use, allowing users to complete modules at their convenience and refer back to modules at any time during their training.

Great customer service

The SCRIPT team offer technical and editorial support for both users and educational supervisors.

Quality assured

SCRIPT aligns with the NMC Standards for Medicines Management and all modules are authored and regularly reviewed by expert healthcare professionals.

Features

Interactive Content

Compatible with NHS IT systems and mobile platforms

Accessible Modules

Designed to allow for ‘just-in-time’ learning

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Pre and Post-Tests

To help identify learning needs and knowledge acquisition

CPD Certificate

As evidence of completion of each module

Support

Both technical and editorial support for both users and educators

Expert Content

Authored and approved by healthcare professionals

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Up-to-date Modules

Modules are reviewed regularly and updated in line with new guidance and patient safety alerts

Testimonials

“It updated my practice in areas that I did not realise needing updating, I was very impressed.”

NHS Nurse

“It has helped to refresh our knowledge and update on some of the medications and learned about some newer drugs that's different to our field of work as well.”

NHS Nurse

“SCRIPT is extremely detailed so this increased my knowledge.”

NHS Nurse

“Learnt information that I didn't know and consolidated existing knowledge.”

NHS Nurse

“SCRIPT is a more relevant to practice than the previous medicines management [learning]. Thank you.”

NHS Nurse

Relevance to Practice

Frameworks

  • Health Education England
    Recommended as a key educational strategy in Health Education England report on ‘Combating antimicrobial resistance’ (2017)
  • Health Education England
    Endorsed as a best practice resource for online workplace learning by HEE’s General Practice Nursing Workforce Development Plan (2017)

Awards

  • West Midlands Academic Health Science Network Awards 2016
    Celebration of Innovation – Highly Commended for Patient Safety
    (Nursing SCRIPT)

Used across the UK

For all NHS nurses in the West Midlands

Learning Content

18 modules in 3 categories

Principles of Medicines Management
  • Dosing and Calculations
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Formulation and Administration
  • Medicines Management in Care Homes
  • UK Medicines Policy
  • Utilising the BNF(C)
Therapeutic Groups
  • Anticoagulation (1)
  • Anticoagulation (2)
  • Treatment of Infection
  • Introduction to Pain Management
  • Pharmacological Pain Management
  • Respiratory Medicine
  • Advanced Pain Management*

*Not currently available

Managing the Risks
  • Adverse Drug Reactions
  • Drug Interactions
  • Medication Errors
  • Special Patient Groups
  • Sepsis