Version 2 Updated 5 May 2020
Health Education England e-learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) have developed new Covid-19 specific material to support radiographers.
New e-learning is available for radiographers responding to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The free e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) online resources provide training and advice for radiographers carrying out mobile chest x-rays of patients suspected to be infected by coronavirus.
Topics covered include minimising risk using PPE and infection control, how to safely use mobile equipment, optimising image quality, radiation protection, and how to assess and evaluate radiographs.
Effective communication is also discussed, along with support available for emotional wellbeing. The resources are for radiographers who are switching specialisms during the pandemic, or those who are newly qualified and going on to the frontline.
Resources for Radiographers contains four new sessions:
- Minimising Risk During Mobile Radiography
- Mobile Chest Radiography
- Radiographic Procedure (available soon)
- Image Evaluation for the Diagnostic Quality of Chest Radiographs including Covid-19 cases
The Covid-19 e-learning course also includes:
- Image Interpretation sessions on:
- Radiographs of the Adult Chest
- Nasogastric Tube Placement
- Recent Journal articles:
- Covid-19 Pandemic: Summary of Current and Emerging Issues for Radiographers
- Frequency and Distribution of Chest Radiographic Findings in Covid-19 Positive Patients
- Covid-19 A Case Series to Support Radiographer Preliminary Clinical Evaluation
The content is part of the international web-based information and support system focusing on mobile chest x-ray of patients who have Covid-19, developed in partnership with the International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists (ISRRT), the European Federation of Radiographer Societies (EFRS), and Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH).