Available courses

Welcome to the Bedside Verification Training

  • Reduce wrong patient being given the wrong breast milk;
  • Improve Medication 5 Rights: 
  • Right Patient
  • Right Drug
  • Right Dose
  • Right Time
  • Right Formulation
  • Reduce Blood Specimen rejection by the lab or incidents related to incorrect labelling errors thus preventing repeat blood collection
Note: blood transfusion is not part of this project and the lab will reject any samples with sticky labels

Enrolment Key (if prompted) = BMVJune2021#

Enrollment Key: Pharmacy202!

Enrollment Key: Pharmacy202!

This course covers the use of InTouch, a system used by clinicians to call patients into the consulting room from the waiting areas. 

If you are not enrolled on this course you can use the Enrolment key, enter InTouch202! when prompted.  

Strong Foundations Programme - Designed for all Leaders and Managers at Alder Hey regardless of level.

Alder Hey Critical Care Education Team offers this new and innovative module which is recognised and accredited by the Paediatric Critical Care Society (PCCS). It is intended to advance the practice of professionals working within paediatric acute, high dependency areas that are delivering Level 1 and 2 critical care

Alder Hey Critical Care Education Team offers this innovative module which is recognised and accredited by the Paediatric Critical Care Society (PCCS). It is intended to advance the knowledge and practice of professionals working at Paediatric Critical Care Level 3. The 22 week programme encompasses all aspects of Paediatric Critical Care and utilises several educational modalities including pre course reading, lectures, clinical competencies, work based placements, VIVAs and the presentation of an evidence based practice poster presentation. 

Alder Hey Critical Care Education Team offers this innovative module which is recognised and accredited by the Paediatric Critical Care Society (PCCS). It is intended to advance the knowledge and practice of professionals working at Paediatric Critical Care Level 3. The 22 week programme encompasses all aspects of Paediatric Critical Care and utilises several educational modalities including pre course reading, lectures, clinical competencies, work based placements, VIVAs and the presentation of an evidence based practice poster presentation. 

A national rise in the number of patients presenting with Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is anticipated across the NHS in the coming weeks and months.  The trust are committed to ensuring that staff have access to training and resources to assist you in caring for these children and their families.


THE RSV EDUCATION PACKAGE will be available for all staff to access from Thursday 8th July 2021.

 This consists of an online training as well as some face to face skills sessions.  They are open and available to all staff, across all disciplines with a plan to start from Thursday of this week for staff working in key frontline areas first.

Session 1 - online module on Moodle to be completed prior to session 2.
Session 2 -  Face to Face clinical skills workshop.

This course is intended to give you an insight into nursing a child that requires Level 1 and Level 2 critical care. The emphasis will be on a practical approach with the aim to ensure participants are able to clinically assess a critically ill child, recognize deterioration and act accordingly.

Classifications of Critical care

Level 1 (L1) critical care: Basic Critical Care, (HDU provided in DGH’s)

Level 2 (L2) critical care: Intermediate Critical Care, (HDU usually within tertiary Paediatric Centre)


Course Enrolment Key = #RsV!2021



Welcome to the Foundation Course Programme. This programme is intended to provide the basic foundation knowledge and skills for nurses new to the critical care environment. On successful completion of the course students will be able to safely care for a stable ventilated level 1 & 2 patients, seeking support when required.

The course uses a structured approach with clear achievable learning outcomes aligned to the PCCS standards for nursing orientation. The course content will focus on holistic care incorporating airway, breathing circulation disability and exposure (ABCDE) approach.


Alder Hey Critical Care Education Team offers this new and innovative module which is recognised and accredited by the Paediatric Critical Care Society (PCCS). It is intended to advance the practice of professionals working within paediatric acute, high dependency areas that are delivering Level 1 and 2 critical care. 

essential Pre-learning for the advanced study day 

PICU Example

Enrolment key: PICU_enrol

This is a course for anyone who needs to use Medisec Digital Dictation for patient correspondence, including Clinic Visit letters.  

Enrolment Key (if prompted) is #MedisecDD2021 (if you self-enrol on this course and then require a Medisec account to be created please log a call with our Service Desk. 











Course Enrolment Key = #Office365AH

This prescribing assessment has been introduced to help ensure that new doctors are able to undertake paediatric prescribing safely.

You are allowed 3 attempts to achieve 100%

If you do not pass within 3 attempts, you will not be given prescribing access to Alder Hey's electronic prescribing system until your educational supervisor is happy to authorise this. 

The assessment requires you to use the BNFC or Alder Hey guidelines to select the correct dose and appropriate frequency for the child described in the scenario.  Please access the BNFC online.  Where required, the relevant section of Alder Hey guidelines are embedded within the assessment.  

Medical Devices Training Material 

This is the Aseptic Non Touch Technique (ANTT) Direct Observation of Practice Competency Assessment

Managerial User course in relation to RTT pathway 

Course Enrolment Key = RTTMarch202!


Administration User course in relation to RTT pathway 

Course Enrolment Key = RTTMarch202!


This course is designed for you to get starting using Voice Recognition (Fluency Direct).  Fluency Direct VR can be used in all systems including Word, Email and Meditech.  It is also used in Medisec for dictating letters but to this will require an update to your Medisec access.  

To get started you will need a Fluency Direct account and a dictation handset (the same device as used for Medisec Digital Dictation), although if you are not going to use VR for Medisec you can use your Teams headset.

If you do not have an account please contact Shirley.McDermott@alderhey.nhs.uk; if you don't have a dictation device please see your Operational Manager as these are purchased by Departments.

This pre-course material is intended to provide you with an outline of the theoretical knowledge of venepuncture and cannulation prior to entering supervised practice in your clinical areas. The skill of venepuncture and cannulation requires separate competency assessments as per the Alder Hey Children’s Hospital Competency Booklet. The following sections will focus on the theoretical elements and policies and guidelines surrounding venepuncture and cannulation. Following completion of this pre-course material you will then have access to a formal eLearning package provided by BBraun around peripheral cannulation. Upon successful completion you can enter supervised practice and work alongside competent staff members to build up your skills in venepuncture and cannulation. Simulation practice with the vascular access team is available upon request, the team can attend your clinical area with mannequin arms that are suitable for practicing venepuncture and cannulation skills.

Welcome to this Moodle pre-learning course, established and managed by the vascular access team. Completion of this material marks your first step towards gaining competence in preparing and administering IV medication to patients. We hope this format provides a comprehensive and structured introduction to infusion therapy and we look forward to meeting with you at your upcoming instructor led session.

This course will provide training on how to log into the new system. 

Each chapter has been designed to support the process depending on roles.

Overview and training content for clinicians and medics