Paediatric

eLearning for effective and appropriate prescribing practice

An eLearning programme which aims to improve prescribing competency and safety among specialist paediatric trainees.

It is now being used by all Paediatric Training Schools in England and all 27 modules are due to be released by Summer 2018.

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Paediatric

eLearning for effective and appropriate prescribing practice

An eLearning programme which aims to improve prescribing competency and safety among specialist paediatric trainees.

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Introduction

Paediatric SCRIPT is an eLearning programme, which aims to improve prescribing competency and safety among specialist paediatric trainees. It is now being used by all Paediatric Training Schools in England.

Launched in 2016, Paediatric SCRIPT was created by a group of paediatric trainees who had used SCRIPT during their Foundation training and felt a similar resource was required for paediatric prescribing, as studies showed that the incidence of prescribing errors in paediatric in-patients is around 13%. The development of the programme was led by junior doctors, working together with the SCRIPT team at the University of Birmingham, OCB Media Ltd, and Health Education England.

Paediatric SCRIPT is still in development, with all 25 modules due to be released by Summer 2018. Each module takes around 30 – 60 minutes to complete. All course materials are based on the RCPCH curriculum. They have been authored by a team of expert healthcare professionals, and are regularly reviewed and updated.

Why use SCRIPT?

Safer prescribing

SCRIPT enhances paediatric trainees’ knowledge and confidence in prescribing correctly, 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 GMC guidance on safe prescribing 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

Certificates

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 has made me more aware of interactions between various drugs and how you should be more aware and uninterrupted whilst prescribing.”

Paediatric Trainee

“Makes me think logically before any prescriptions.”

Paediatric Trainee

“I am a neonatal Grid Trainee, so the neonatal section was of most import; however, we do prescribe for all types of conditions so all the modules have helped in some way.”

Paediatric Trainee

“It has made me go back and use the BNFc more, which has made me a safer prescriber.”

Paediatric Trainee

Relevance to Practice

Frameworks

  • Health Education England
    Recommended as a key educational strategy in Health Education England report on ‘Combating antimicrobial resistance’ (2017)

Awards

  • Patient Safety Awards 2013
    Winner of Improving Safety in Medicine Management category
    (Foundation SCRIPT)
  • Patient Safety Awards 2013
    Finalist in Education and Training category
    (Foundation SCRIPT)
  • BMJ Improving Health Awards 2012
    Finalist: Excellence in Healthcare Education
    (Foundation SCRIPT)

Used across the UK

by Paediatric Schools in the following regions…

  • East Midlands (North & South)
  • East of England
  • Kent, Surrey and Sussex
  • North East (Northern)
  • North West (North Western and Mersey)
  • Thames Valley (Oxford)
  • South West (Severn and Peninsula)
  • Wessex
  • West Midlands
  • Yorkshire and the Humber
  • London (All LETBs)

Learning Content

27 modules in 5 categories

Principles of Prescribing in Paediatrics
  • Utilising the BNFC
  • Developmental Pharmacology
  • Practical Prescribing
Surgical Specialties
  • Surgery and Burns*
  • Ear, Nose and Throat*
  • Ophthalmology*

*Not currently available

Advanced Therapeutics
  • Malignancy and Haematology*
  • Metabolic Diseases*
  • Paediatric Intensive Care Unit
  • Cardiology*

*Not currently available

General Paediatrics
  • Neonates
  • Adolescents*
  • General and Community Paediatrics*
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health*
  • Paediatric Emergencies
  • Immunity and Infection*
  • Acutely Unwell Child*

*Not currently available

General Therapeutics
  • Respiratory*
  • Diabetes*
  • Endocrine (1)*
  • Endocrine (2)*
  • Neurology
  • Dermatology
  • Inflammatory Disease
  • Renal Disease*
  • Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Nutrition

*Not currently available