TThe International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists (ISRRT) in partnership with the European Federation of Radiographer Societies (EFRS) are developing e-learning resources on COVID-19 for medical imaging radiographers across the world that are caring for our patients as frontline staff. This material will be free of charge and can be access starting on Wednesday 22nd April at https://www.elearning.isrrt.org.
Just click on the on the COVID e-learning button found on the front homepage of the ISRRT website. Here you will eLearning materials with emphasis on mobile chest radiography. We appreciate that many hospitals, regions within countries and countries are spending time to create teaching and support materials and the work being done here should save people a lot of time by providing a single international resource. In the first instance, the following will be covered:
- Introduction to viruses for radiographers; introduction to Covid-19 for radiographers
- Measures radiographers can take to minimise risk to themselves during professional working and their families
- Effective communication
- Mobile X-ray equipment
- Radiographic Procedure
- Radiation Protection
- Image review and reporting
- Patient informatics
- Audit and learning
The above will be accompanied by a guide document, which will provide an overview of the learning and support materials in order to make the information easy to use and access. Information will be announced very shortly about how to access the website.
Finally, we should like to thank Professor Peter Hogg (University of Salford, UK) and Mr Ken Holmes (University of Cumbria, UK) for leading this work and a large number of content authors from across the world for creating the teaching and support materials.
Additionally, watch for details on the ISRRT and EFRS websites and social media platforms for information on a live Webinar on COVID-19 which will give an overview and direct professionals where to go to get additional e-learning material to be used to support their daily practice.
The ISRRT and EFRS believe that together we can support individual professionals around the world who caring for patients with COVID-19 or suspecting of having the virus.
Donna Newman, President, ISRRT
Jonathon McNulty, President, EFRS