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Training Portal

Welcome
Welcome to the ACUTE training portal. Here you will find background information about the trial, training sessions, links to further information, and trial contact details. We hope you enjoy learning about the ACUTE trial and look forward to working with you on the study.

Background
The ACUTE trial will investigate whether prehospital CPAP, delivered by ambulance crews, is beneficial in acute respiratory failure. The trial is being conducted in 4 hubs within the West Midlands Ambulance Service:
• Erdington
• Stafford
• Lichfield
• Stoke

Recruitment will commence in August 2017. In order to participate in the trial ambulance clinicians must have completed a short training package covering acute respiratory failure, CPAP use, and ACUTE trial procedures. Further information about the trial can be found on the main study website www.sheffield.ac.uk/acute.

Training modules
There are 3 short training sessions that must be completed before you are able to participate in the study. These comprise: An introductory module which gives background information about the trial and research team; a clinical module describing acute respiratory failure and non-invasive ventilation; and a study procedures session which covers capacity, consent, patient recruitment and data collection.

The sessions are available as narrated video files (see below), or as annotated PowerPoint slides. Links to the PowerPoint slides can be found on the left. They can be completed in any order, and you can pause, rewind, return to, or re-start the sessions at any point. Each session should take between 5 and 15 minutes to complete. Once you have completed the sessions please  click the registration link and confirm your learning.

If you have any trouble viewing the above playlist you can also access the videos at:

TO REGISTER COMPLETION OF THE TRAINING MODULES PLEASE CLICK HERE. ONCE TRAINING HAS BEEN VALIDATED WE WILL INFORM YOU BY EMAIL THAT YOU ARE READY TO RECRUIT TO THE TRIAL.

MANY THANKS FOR TAKING THE TIME TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ACUTE TRIAL.


Contacts

If you have any queries about the ACUTE training modules or the study please do not hesitate to contact a member of the research team:
acute@sheffield.ac.uk
Josh Miller (Research Paramedic) joshua.miller@wmas.nhs.uk
Imogen Gunson (Research Paramedic) imogen.gunson@wmas.nhs.uk


Further reading

The following educational materials may be of interest:

CPAP

Blo

Acute respiratory failure

Capacity and consent

Blogs