The Eker Group company that gave you the EpiShuttle launched an eLearning platform to build knowledge, skills, and confidence in safe isolation and transport of infectious and contaminated patients.
‘Ensuring the safety of healthcare professionals is at the core of everything we do. That’s why we have committed to training solutions and designed a training that goes far beyond traditional product information,’ Ellen Cathrine Andersen, CEO of EpiGuard,said.
EpiGuard has a systematic approach that includes patient case discussions, live exercises, individual learning, hands-on experience, and sharing of best practices. The Platform EpiTraininghelps improve both patient outcomes and worker safety.
From professionals to professionals
The platform, like the EpiShuttle, builds on firsthand experience. Professionals who deal with diseases like Ebola, Covid, Mokeypox and Lassa fever, and CBRNe contaminations, share their cumulative knowledge and experience.
EpiTraining provides deep insight into the risks involved when transporting an infectious patient and teaches the student how to reduce these risks and ensure safety.
After completing the course, the student will be better prepared to plan and handle safe isolation and transport, whether infectious or vulnerable patients, inside the EpiShuttle in the most efficient way. They will be better prepared for emergencies and more confident using the EpiShuttle system to protect healthcare workers and society.
Trainers also cover a wide range of topics from medical considerations during transport safely securing the EpiShuttle and decontamination procedures.
‘Our team has developed a user experience that makes it far easier to implement EpiShuttles in any facility or organisation. Users and other healthcare professionals may interact with the EpiShuttle to get the information they need, when they need it, on the device that they prefer.
All course modules are written by experts in patient transport and include quick quizzes, interactive tools, and extra sources to maximise the user experience. Andersen explained that users could participate in the training anytime, anywhere, and at their own pace.’
Pandemic paved the way for eLearning
Four years ago, EpiGuard began offering a two-day live training workshop on-site of customers’ operations. The workshops are still ongoing and are led by highly skilled paramedics with many years of practical experience. During the pandemic, however, live training workshops were impossible.
‘We were quick to invest in a video conferencing system and started giving out the same training workshops virtually. We had positive feedback and saved valuable time on travel. Even so, it was challenging to recreate the hands-on learning experience in physical workshops. At the same time, our experience was there were several elements from the onsite training that was very well suited to online learning,’ Andersen said.