NursingeLearning 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.
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.
An introductory pharmacology module and three mental health modules are currently in development.
Why use SCRIPT?
SCRIPT enhances nurses’ education around medicines management and optimisation, improving patient safety.
Certificates are made available on completion of a module, which can be used for online learning portfolios as evidence of continuing professional development.
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.
SCRIPT aligns with the NMC Standards for Medicines Management and all modules are authored and regularly reviewed by expert healthcare professionals.
Compatible with NHS IT systems and mobile platforms
Designed to allow for ‘just-in-time’ learning
Pre and Post-Tests
To help identify learning needs and knowledge acquisition
As evidence of completion of each module
Both technical and editorial support for both users and educators
Authored and approved by healthcare professionals
Modules are reviewed regularly and updated in line with new guidance and patient safety alerts
“It updated my practice in areas that I did not realise needing updating, I was very impressed.”
“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.”
“SCRIPT is extremely detailed so this increased my knowledge.”
“Learnt information that I didn't know and consolidated existing knowledge.”
“SCRIPT is a more relevant to practice than the previous medicines management [learning]. Thank you.”
Relevance to Practice
- 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)
- West Midlands Academic Health Science Network Awards 2016
Celebration of Innovation – Highly Commended for Patient Safety
Available in the West Midlands
Free for all NHS nurses in the West Midlands regions
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)
- Advanced Pain Management
- Anticoagulation (1)
- Anticoagulation (2)
- Treatment of Infection
- Introduction to Pain Management
- Pharmacological Pain Management
- Respiratory Medicine
Managing the Risks
- Adverse Drug Reactions
- Drug Interactions
- Medication Errors
- Special Patient Groups