FAST Healthcare

FAST Healthcare

Description

FAST, a leading UK provider of healthcare e-learning was established in 2002 to create short courses delivered through e-learning and addressing topics identified by NHS Trusts, Care Agencies and Care Homes, Social Services and other agencies.FAST has developed from a one-product business, to an organisation that has acquired a highly respected place in its market environment: one of the ten Strategic Health Authorities (SHA) has Licences to offer all of FAST’s e-learning to some 64 NHS Trusts with a potential of over 100,000 users; the Yorkshire SHA has awarded FAST with a “preferred supplier” status for the commissioning of new e-learning; FAST’s courses were selected in a NHS trial to test out the new National LMS; FAST’s clients include organisations spread throughout the UK, including Wales, Scotland, Cumbria, Midlands, the South West, South East and East of England and London.

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Top courses

DIABETES MANAGEMENT - Online course
5.0 1 opinion
FAST Healthcare
  • Training
  • Online
  • Intermediate

...This course will benefit the organisation by having trained health care professionals who have a deeper understanding of diabetes mellitus. Users who successfully... Learn about: Recognising signs for Diabetes, Treating Diabetes, Mamaging those with Diabetes... More


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EMERGENCY FIRST AID - Online course
3.0 1 opinion
FAST Healthcare
  • Short course
  • Online
  • Intermediate

...Introduction: Background Pre-Course Test Module one - First Steps in an EmergencyDealing with Emergency situations Helping a casualty who is conscious... Learn about: CPR and use of AED, Dealing with unconscious casualty... More


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  • Short course
  • Online
  • Intermediate

...Framework for Older People Understand what is meant by the single assessment process Appreciate the cultural and organisational changes that successful... Learn about: Elderly home care, Elderly-people support assistant, Understading needs of elderly... More


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  • Short course
  • Online
  • Intermediate

...National Institute for Clinical Excellence Guidelines for the management of COPD in adults. Not only serving as an invaluable tool for blended learning strategies... Learn about: Awareness of how to manage COPD, Recognising signs of COPD, Being able to know how to advise on taking steps to stop smoking... More


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  • Short course
  • Online
  • Intermediate

...standard of care for their patients, be aware of actions and behaviours that could lead to breach of that standard of care and recognise the importance... Learn about: Understanding legal requirements in health and social care, Being aware and avoiding risks to health, Understading legal consequences... More


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INFECTION CONTROL - Online course
FAST Healthcare
  • Short course
  • Online
  • Intermediate

...associated diarrhoea Recognise and understand the predisposing factors and the relevance of antibiotic prescribing Understand the diagnostic criteria... Learn about: Preventing and handling infection, Prevention and public health medicine... More


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  • Short course
  • Online
  • Intermediate

...& 2008 “ 7 Golden Principles ” Principles and Processes. Learning Outcomes: By the end of the course participants will be able to: Have an appreciation... Learn about: Knowing legal and regulatory framework for child protection, Recognising signs of child abuse... More


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  • Short course
  • Online
  • Intermediate

...Know and understand the different forms of abuse: physical, emotional & sexual; Be familiar with the different signs which may tend to indicate abuse or neglect... Learn about: Being aware of legal and regulatory aspects, Recognising signs of child abuse, Avoiding risks of child abuse... More


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  • Training
  • Online
  • Intermediate

...organisations to understand Clostridium difficile (C diff) thus enhancing the management and care of patients and service users with Clostridium difficile associated diarrhoea... Learn about: Preventing and dealing with infection outbreaks, Prevention and public health medicine... More


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  • Online
  • Intermediate

...organisations to understand Clostridium difficile (C diff) thus enhancing the management and care of patients and service users with Clostridium difficile associated diarrhoea... Learn about: Managing infections, Recognising signs of infection, Preventing and dealing with infection outbreaks... More


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Reviews on FAST Healthcare (2)

100%
Recommended
4.0
fantastic
Centre rating

EMERGENCY FIRST AID

M
Michael wARREN
3.0 01/02/2015
What I would highlight: can train in my own time and at my own pace
What could be improved: nothing I found everything fine
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

DIABETES MANAGEMENT

L
Lini liniabraham
5.0 20/07/2010
What I would highlight: very good for further education in nusing
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
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Teachers and trainers (12)

Deborah  KING
Deborah KING
Head of Infection Prevention, NHS South Birmingham

DEMENTIA UK Charity
DEMENTIA UK Charity
Leading Dementia Charity

Dementia UK is a contributor to the course as part of its commitment to improving quality of life for those with the condition . The charity promotes and develops 'Admiral Nursing' – a specialist nursing intervention focused on meeting the needs of carers and families of people with Dementia. Chairman, John Suchet. The charity promotes good practice and through its e-learning involvement with FAST healthcare, is able to ensure that the training delivered on-line meets with the essential criteria for proper care.

Dr Ann Marshall
Dr Ann Marshall
OPMH Directorate Lead Clinical Psychologist

Mini Biography: Dr Ann Marshall. Qualifying (1981) as a clinical psychologist at the Institute of Psychiatry, University of London she obtained a Doctorate at Surrey University (2001). Working in Hampshire with people with dementia since 1988 and running emotional support groups for people with a recent diagnosis of dementia since 1997. She has published articles on these groups and  on the experience of people in the early stage of dementia. She has served as the lead psychologist for older people's mental health in Hampshire Partnership Foundation Trust for over 4 years, with a special interest in service user/carer involvement for people with dementia. Also providing its expertise is the leading charity, Dementia UK, committed to improving quality of life for all people affected by dementia

Dr David LYNES
Dr David LYNES
Head of Education at Respiratory Education UK

Dr Dave Lynes is Head of Education at Respiratory Education UK and is therefore responsible for the quality of courses on the modular academic programme. With a background in respiratory nursing and education, he has a Ph.D in Social Psychology and his research interests include health professional and patient interaction, and the cultural processes contributing to the acquisition of health beliefs relating to respiratory disease. He has delivered the respiratory component of a Specialist Practice degree programme, and has also participated in establishing and developing Respiratory Education UK, including strategic planning, and the validation and production of academic modules and programmes. He has also co-ordinated the BSc (Hons) since its inception. Current projects include the establishment of a research department within Respiratory Education UK.

Dr Peter Feldschreiber MB.BS. and Barrister-at-Law
Dr Peter Feldschreiber MB.BS. and Barrister-at-Law
Medical Practitioner, Barrister-at-Law

Mini Biography: The subject matter expert is Dr Peter Feldschreiber qualified MB.BS. at Kings College Hospital Medical School in 1974 and specialised in general medicine and pharmacology, therapeutics and pharmaceutical medicine. He is a Fellow of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine, Royal College of Physicians and holds an appointment as Medical Assessor to the Committee on Safety of Medicines. He is a Barrister at Lincoln's Inn practising in all aspects of Medical Law.

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History

FAST has remained on course, since its 2003 incorporation, in its aim to create, publish and market short (up to 90-minute), work-based, interactive e-learning for its principal market: health, community and social care professionals mainly located in NHS Primary and Acute Trusts and Local Authority Social Service Departments. Courses created are kept under constant review, and updated according to the advice from FAST’s Subject Matter Experts and by taking on user-feedback too. In this way, existing product is kept alive and current, while FAST also makes judgments on the adoption of new course topics, all this being made possible by FAST’s continuous and regular contact with its market involving visits to clients and potential clients all over the country.The potential initial market which FAST sought to address was the 1.4 million employees in the NHS and some 700, 000 employees in social services.

Advantages of studying here

Consistency has been maintained in the style and “look and feel” of FAST’s e-learning products, which have found rapid acceptance in the market, with outstanding feedback from users as to the ease and effectiveness of FAST’s approach to e-learning. In the creation of each course, FAST has responded to training needs identified by the market itself, and by working very closely with Subject Matter Experts, the right course, with the right content and the right assessment has always resulted in good learning outcomes.For this reason, FAST’s focus, is to widen its product reach focusing on key risk areas led by HM government and Care Quality Commission agenda’s for change. An illustration of this is FAST’s new Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of Children which supports the current ‘Every Child Matters’ agenda and Standard 5 of the NSF for Children, Young People and Maternity Services. Our Emergency or Basic Life Support course is inspired by Resuscitation Specialists.

Areas of specialisation

To date, FAST’s courses consist: (i) Diabetes Mellitus; (ii) COPD; (iii) Clinical Negligence; (iv) Care of the Elderly; (v) Safeguarding Children; (vi) Clostridium Difficile Infection; and (vii) Emergency or Basic Life Support Skills (incl. AED) and CARING for PEOPLE with DEMENTIA.FAST’s aim is to become, as one of the UK’s leading e-learning providers in its sector, an organisation of first choice on a national scale for its portfolio and for its high quality client care and service. It is our intention to create a quality dominance in our initial public sector market, but to increase the reach to a host of organisations which must seek the most sound, efficient and cost-effective means to maintain staff training to the highest levels.