The CareSearch Learning Management System is the platform that holds the learning modules for End-of-Life Essentials.
You only need to register once and this will give you access to all modules.
Access 10 End-of-Life education modules online for free
Gain the best practice knowledge on End-of-Life care
View 50+ videos from palliative care professionals in End-of-Life care practice
Get certification upon module completion
AYou will need to register to access the modules. Registering will provide you with access to all six of the modules. Below are some steps to help you through this process:
AJust click the''Forgot username/password?' link on the login page (https://training.caresearch.com.au/) where you will be prompted to enter the email address you used to register and click the ‘Submit’ button. Your password will be emailed to the email address supplied.
AThe modules aren't graded however, there are quizzes and self-reflective activities that you need to answer. The reflective Learning Journal on your dashboard allows you to review your responses and add reflections to these responses. You can also print a PDF version of your responses.
AAll modules can be accessed via the Dashboard. Click on the module icon to open and begin that module. Use the 'Next' and 'Previous' buttons to navigate through the modules. Once you have completed a module you will be sent back to the dashboard where you can click on the icon of any other module from the dashboard to progress to that module. Modules do not need to be completed sequentially and can be can be completed in any order.
AIf you are having trouble viewing the module videos, try these tips:
AIf you don’t have any sound, you can read the dialogue in the module videos by turning on the closed captions. Closed captions on videos are not just beneficial for those who are hard of hearing, or who have English as a second language – anyone can find them useful. Captions allow you to watch the videos in noisy environments such as on public transport, when exercising or when you don’t have headphones handy.
To turn on closed captions on a smartphone or tablet:
To turn on closed captions on a desktop computer:
AIf you want to change your password:
AOnce you have completed a module, you will be sent directly to the 'My Completed Courses' page. All certificates for each of the completed modules will appear on this page.
AThe system will automatically issue a certificate once you viewed all pages and completed all activities and assessments within that module. You may need to return to the course contents page and check for sections you have missed. Once you have completed the section or page that was missed it will show as complete.
Try these tips:
AEach of the modules includes further reading to enable you to learn more about each topic and supplement your learning. You can access further resources by clicking on the module webpages and scrolling to the bottom. There are also more resources in each module.
ACPD (Continuing Professional Development) is the means by which people maintain their knowledge and skills related to their professional lives. CPD can involve any relevant learning activity, whether formal and structured or informal and self-directed. All registered users can print out a certificate of compliance/completion at the end of each module that can be kept as evidence in your professional portfolio.
AIf you are in the nursing profession you will need to complete a minimum of 20 hours of professional development a year. Record the time you spend completing the modules, reading the additional references and resources, and participating in the self-reflective activities. The total time spent can be used to meet the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) registration standard on CPD.
For more information go to - http://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Codes-Guidelines-Statements/Codes-Guidelines/Guidelines-cpd.aspx
APHRA also provide a sample template for documenting CPD - http://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Registration-and-Endorsement/Audit.aspx
AMedical practitioners registered with the Medical Board of Australian need to complete a minimum number of CPD hours that are relevant to your scope of practice. The number of hours required varies depending on whether you have a general or specialist registration or both.
Find more information on the minimum requirements for CPD go to - http://www.medicalboard.gov.au/Registration-Standards.aspx
AThe CPD requirements of each National Board are detailed in the Registration Standards for each profession, published on each Board website. These detail the number of credits/points/hours practitioners must spend each year on learning activities.
For more information go to - https://www.ahpra.gov.au/Education/Continuing-Professional-Development.aspx
AYou should be able to access the modules on tablets and mobile devices on the go. If you experience limited or no connectivity, you might want to consider accessing the modules in a place that has high speed internet. Options could be at home, in the office, or visiting a local library.
AThe End-of-Life Essentials team is here to help you every step of the way. If you have misplaced your login details or have problems logging in, we can reset your username and/or password. Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions about the videos, e-learning or website or need some guidance please email us. The team can walk you through any technical other learner support problem if required.
If you would like additional information on the website or education modules, please contact the end-of-life Essential project team at Flinders University: email@example.com