The Health Improvement Curriculum has identified several areas of education required within the Emergency Department. The Emergency Department is under a great deal of strain due to clinical pressures however, with teaching opportunities often difficult to balance.
In September 2023 a new approach to Health Improvement Education was launched in the Emergency Department; HI-5 - a microteaching series.
The aims of the HI-5 programme were to provide education to:
Each month a different theme is selected, while topics within that theme vary from week to week.
HI-5 microteaching sessions are designed using the template below: the HEALTH model:
To start the session, we offer a headline statistic regarding the week’s teaching – for example, 20% of adults in Nottingham smoke.
We then pose a question to the group to further explore the theme – for example, what might be some key reasons people want to quit smoking?
Following this an action is discussed – such as the local stop smoking referral process, before a QR code is offered where staff can learn more about the topic via recommended reading.
Finally, the take home message is repeated to close the session.