RLOs by development tool

RLOs developed with the tool "Flash"

The table below lists RLOs in which the tool/technology "Flash" was used in their development.

Title Description Tag(s) Detail
Designing a Questionnaire This RLO introduces good practice in questionnaire design, step by step. EBP, Research View further information on this RLO.
Surrogate Outcomes This RLO considers the type of evidence which should be used when making decisions about patient care. EBP View further information on this RLO.
Relative risk reduction and absolute risk reduction This RLO considers how to measure and interpret the magnitude of effect in clinical trial results using relative risk reduction (RRR) and absolute risk reduction (ARR). EBP, Risk, ARR, RRR, clinical trial View further information on this RLO.
Numbers needed to treat and numbers needed to harm This RLO considers how to measure and interpret the magnitude of effect in clinical trial results using number needed to treat (NNT) and number needed to harm (NNH). EBP, NNT, NNH, clinical trial View further information on this RLO.
Confidence intervals This RLO defines the term 'confidence intervals' and demonstrates how they can be used to determine the significance and range of possible sizes of a treatment effect. EBP View further information on this RLO.
Determining the clinical importance of trial results This RLO demonstrates how to interpret and use clinical trial data (ARR, RRR, NNT, NNH, and confidence intervals) in practice. EBP View further information on this RLO.
Sensitivity and Specificity This RLO explains how diagnostic test accuracy is described by the terms sensitivity and specificity. Sensitivity describes the accuracy of the test in detecting disease. Specificity describes the accuracy of the test in detecting health. EBP, GEM View further information on this RLO.
Positive and negative predictive value of diagnostic tests This RLO explains how diagnostic test results are a combination of true and false positive, or true and false negative. EBP, PPV, NPV View further information on this RLO.
Descriptive statistics for interval and ratio scale data Describing the use of measures of central tendency - mean, mode, median - and dispersion - range, Standard Deviation. Statistics View further information on this RLO.
SI Units and calculating unit changes To identify what SI units are, when they are used, and how to calculate unit changes. EBP, Numeracy View further information on this RLO.
Structure of the Atom An introduction to basic atomic structure Chemistry View further information on this RLO.
Elements that make up the human body Introducing the periodic table of elements, and identifying the major elements involved in the human body and their roles Biology, Chemistry, periodic table View further information on this RLO.
Atomic Bonding Examining ionic, covalent and mixed bonding in atoms. Chemistry View further information on this RLO.
Acids, Alkalis and Bases: an Introduction Defining and explaining acids, bases, and alkalis, from an ionic standpoint, and introducing the pH scale. Chemistry, pH, GLO View further information on this RLO.
Acids, Alkalis and Bases: Further Application Examining the operation and application of acids, bases and alkalis, including neutralisation, acid/base reactions, and salts. Chemistry, pH View further information on this RLO.
Solutions and Electrolytes Examining the mechanisms of chemical solution and how solvents work, and the roles of ions and electrolytes in chemical activity within the body. Chemistry View further information on this RLO.
Hydrogen Bonding Outlining the nature of the hydrogen bond, how it differs from other molecular bonds, and its importance in biological molecules, particularly proteins. bonding, proteins, water, DNA View further information on this RLO.
Using databases to find journal articles An introduction to online databases of journals relevant to nurses (eg CINAHL, BNI). EBP, Study skills View further information on this RLO.
What are Journals? This learning object introduces educational journals and describes three types: Academic, Professional and Subject. The examples used are drawn from the area of nursing, but the concepts are cross-discipline. EBP, Study skills, Journals View further information on this RLO.
What is referencing? This RLO outlines the importance of referencing and how to refer to the work of others appropriately. Interactive tasks illustrate the range of materials that can be referenced and examples of plagiarism. View further information on this RLO.
Heart Failure This RLO deals with the pathophysiology of heart failure, drug treatments, and nursing management. Biology, Clinical skills, PLACS, cardiac View further information on this RLO.
Meta-analysis This RLO provides an introduction to the basic concepts of meta-analysis, which is an important and valuable tool for summarising data from multiple studies. EBP, Research, meta-analysis View further information on this RLO.
Presenting and interpreting meta-analyses How to present and interpret the results of a meta-analysis using forest plots. Research, meta-analysis, EBP, quantitative synthesis, forest plot View further information on this RLO.
Pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic influences of aminoglycoside dosing Examines how the absorbtion and distribution of aminoglycosides within the body affects the dosing regimens used. Pharmacology, aminoglycosides, pharmacokinetics, lola View further information on this RLO.
Inflammatory response Describes the inflammatory response - a series of local cellular and vascular responses which are triggered when the body is injured or invaded by micro-organisms or antigen. Biology, immunology, inflammatory response, allergy View further information on this RLO.
Referencing your work with Harvard Introduction to the Harvard style of literature referencing, incorporating an interactive referencing tool for students. Study skills, GLO, referencing View further information on this RLO.
Advanced literature searching How to construct literature search enquiries using the thesaurus, focus or explode your search, use the search term taxonomy to refine your search and combine these methods into an advance search protocol. CINAHL, Evidence-Based Medicine, EBP View further information on this RLO.
Glomerular Filtration Pressure The RLO deals with the opposing forces within the glomerulus and the Bowmans capsule which together create the glomerular filtration pressure. The RLO builds on the Starlings Forces RLO by the same author and is intended to form the basis for a future RLO on glomerular filtration rate. This RLO was developed jointly with De Montfort University. Biology, Kidney, Hydrostatic pressure, Starling's forces, Oncotic pressure, renal View further information on this RLO.
Dyslexia and Workplace Learning How dyslexia affects student nurses on placement and their mentors. Includes guidelines and strategies for mentors and students. Clinical skills, PLACS, Mentoring, Placement, Disability, Dyslexia View further information on this RLO.
Volume of distribution Explains the pharmacological concept of Volume of Distribution, and how it is calculated. Pharmacology, loading dose, prescribing View further information on this RLO.
Glove use Explains the appropriate use of gloves in a clinical environment Clinical skills View further information on this RLO.
Aseptic Non-Touch Technique Introduces the concept of ANTT, used to prevent infection during clinical procedures; includes a video demonstration. infection control, wound care, hygiene View further information on this RLO.
Bacteria and viruses compared Introduces and compares the structural components associated with bacteria and viruses by allowing users to "build" their own. Biology, Physiology, pathogen, infection control View further information on this RLO.
Cell Division To identify the importance of cell division and briefly describe mitosis and meiosis. Biology View further information on this RLO.
Concentration gradients This RLO describes the concept of concentration gradients in biological systems through analogy with gradients found in everyday life, and outlines passive and active transport across cell membranes. Biology, Chemistry View further information on this RLO.
Hand Hygiene This learning object demonstrates, through streaming video clips, practical hand hygiene techniques for infection control in healthcare settings. There are also interactive self-assessment quizzes Clinical skills, PLACS, MRSA, hygiene, infection control, hand washing, healthcare View further information on this RLO.
Homeostasis Introduction to the principles of homeostasis. View further information on this RLO.
Home Visiting This RLO outlines the significance of home visiting as an essential component in a programme of formal health care, and contains realistic exercises based on home interiors. View further information on this RLO.
Kidney Anatomy Introduction to the external and internal anatomy of the kidney. Anatomy, Biology, Kidney View further information on this RLO.
Kidney Physiology Introduction to the physiology of the kidney, examining the processes by which the kidneys filter blood, control body pH and eliminate the waste products of metabolism from the body. Biology, Kidney View further information on this RLO.
Liver Anatomy Introduction to the external and internal anatomy of the liver. Biology, Liver View further information on this RLO.
Liver Physiology Introduction to the physiology of the liver, examining its role in filtering blood, metabolism, nutrient extraction and homeostasis. Biology, Liver, Pharmacology, Physiology View further information on this RLO.
Lock and Key Hypothesis Introducing the "lock and key" analogy of drug-receptor interaction, whereby only drugs of a certain molecular shape will 'fit' with a cell membrane receptor. Pharmacology, Biology View further information on this RLO.
Plasma Proteins and Drug Distribution Examing the role of plasma proteins in the blood in the distribution and elimination of drugs in the body. plasma, blood plasma, prescribing, drug View further information on this RLO.
Respiratory ventilation: anatomy and mechanics Presents the purpose of ventilation, the anatomical parts involved, and the muscular activity that enables ventilation to take place at rest. Anatomy, Biology, breathing, respiration, lung function View further information on this RLO.
Starling's Forces An examination of the roles of hydrostatic and oncotic pressure in movement of fluid and gases across the capillary wall. Biology, Kidney, renal View further information on this RLO.
The Kidneys and Drug Excretion The role of the kidneys in the excretion of drugs. Biology, Kidney, Pharmacology View further information on this RLO.
The Liver and drug metabolism The role of the liver in the metabolism of drugs. Biology, Liver, Pharmacology View further information on this RLO.
Receptor location and the speed of drug action To explain how cellular receptor location influences the speed of drug action. drug, Intracellular receptor, Membrane bound receptor, Receptor View further information on this RLO.
Importance of membrane bound receptors to the speed of drug action To determine the clinical importance of receptor location in determining the time of onset of drug effect. Adrenaline, drug, ligand, Membrane bound receptor, Biochemical cascade, Drug actions, Pharmacology, Receptor, time of effect View further information on this RLO.
Importance of intracellular receptor location to the speed of drug action To explain how binding of a drug to an intracellular receptor influences cellular activity and how this relates to the timing of drug action. Nuclear receptors, hydrocortisone, corticosteroid, Intracellular receptor, ligand, Receptor, Steroid, DNA transcription, DNA translation, DNA, drug, Drug actions View further information on this RLO.
Targets for Drug Actions This RLO explains the four major targets at which drugs act, namely receptors, ion channels, carriers and enzymes drug, Pharmacology, Receptor, enzymes, ion channels, carriers View further information on this RLO.
Personal Protective Equipment Examines when and how to use personal protective equipment in a healthcare setting. infection control, equipment, precautions View further information on this RLO.
Midwife's abdominal examination in the antenatal period This RLO demonstrates how to perform the midwife's examination of the abdomen in the antenatal period. It includes video clips of an abdominal examination, and references to professional (NMC) and NICE guidelines where appropriate. palpation, auscultation, pinnard stethoscope, gestational age View further information on this RLO.
How to conduct a literature search Practical examples of searching databases of journal articles (eg CINAHL, BNI), including screen movies of actual searches. EBP, Study skills View further information on this RLO.
Home hazards Presents a reconstructed scene of a home visited by a health visitor; the student seeks areas of concern identified by the health visitor. Placement, infection control, health visiting View further information on this RLO.
Introduction to drug clearance Provides a definition of clearance and a basic explanation of the processes Pharmacology, Physiology, elimination, excretion, half-life, ionised, clearance, metabolism, lipid-soluble, steady-state View further information on this RLO.
Educational Journals This learning object introduces educational journals and describes three types: Academic, Professional and Subject. The examples used are drawn from the area of social work, but the concepts are cross-discipline. education, Journals View further information on this RLO.
Clinical importance and receptor location within the cell This learning object illustrates the clinical importance of receptor location in relation to the speed of drug action in practice. time of effect, anaphylactic shock, Adrenaline, corticosteroid, drug, Intracellular receptor, Membrane bound receptor, Receptor View further information on this RLO.
Crossword - Introduction to Receptor Pharmacology This RLO uses a crossword to assess your knowledge about the different receptor types and how drugs interact with them. agonist, antagonist, drug, g-protein linked receptor, kinase linked receptor, ligand, pharmacokinetics, Pharmacology, Receptor, Nuclear receptors, Ligand-gated ion channels View further information on this RLO.
Introduction to portfolios and their uses To identify what a portfolio is, why they are used and to identify some pieces of material that may be used to support claims for learning and development. professional development, Mentoring, portfolio, Study skills View further information on this RLO.
Clinical impact of changes in drug clearance Examines some of the factors which affect total body clearance of a drug and how this, in turn, influences a drug's clinical impact. clearance, Therapeutic Index, metabolism, Cytochrome P450, glomerular filtration, tubular secretion, genetic polymorphism View further information on this RLO.
Should Sarah smack her child? This RLO explores the ethical dimension and different views surrounding the use of mild smacking as a means of punishment. Should Sarah smack her child? This RLO introduces you to a range of stakeholders with differing viewpoints and allows you to record your own responses to their opinions. View further information on this RLO.
Improving Care This learning resource introduces the concept of improvement within health and social care. It shows how improvement may be initiated and evaluated. It also explains how improvement is everyone's concern, with small changes having the potential for large impact. PDSA Cycle, Improvement, NHS, NHSI View further information on this RLO.
Referencing websites using Harvard This resource outlines the information that is required to accurately reference a website for the Harvard referencing scheme. It also outlines where that information can be found within a website. referencing View further information on this RLO.
Referencing Journals using Harvard This resources outlines the information that is required to accurately reference a journal article for the Harvard referencing scheme. It also outlines where that information can be found within a printed journal. Journals, referencing View further information on this RLO.
Referencing Books using Harvard This resource outlines the information that is required to accurately reference a book for the Harvard referencing scheme. It also outlines where that information can be found within a book. referencing View further information on this RLO.
Planning for improvement This learning resource focuses on identification of potential improvements, by focusing on the patient journey. It outlines the need to understand the system and processes involved and challenges the learners to think about the potential impact of any change and all of the people it is likely to affect. Improvement, Patients's Journey, Process mapping, NHS, NHSI View further information on this RLO.
Improving your practice This learning resource will help you to look at your own practice, to identify areas for improvement. It focuses on the importance of getting the measurement strategy right in order to show any effects of your improvement ideas. It also highlights how improving practice relates to your professional development and the knowledge and skills framework. Improvement, professional development, KSF, Measuring improvement, NHS, NHSI View further information on this RLO.
Events of the Menstrual Cycle This RLO describes the timing and main events for each of the phases of the menstrual cycle. It concentrates on the main events occurring in the ovary and uterine wall during these phases View further information on this RLO.
My House, My Rights This package takes an interactive journey through the house of an individual with learning disabilities. In each room the learner is challenged by some of the ways that the rights of individuals with LD are often disregarded by HCPs within their own homes. learning disability View further information on this RLO.
An introduction to receptor pharmacology To describe the different types of receptor which drugs target. agonist, drug, g-protein linked receptor, ion channels, ligand, Receptor, tyrosine kinase receptor View further information on this RLO.
Structures of the brain This learning resource allows the learner to label a diagram of the brain and is aimed at identification of the major areas of the brain (cerebrum, cerebellum, medulla, pons, midbrain, thalamus, hyporthalamus and pituitary gland). Once correctly labelled, the learner can access information about these structures. Additional interactions allow the learner to explore the diagram to discover the structures for themselves, whilst an MCQ allows them to test their knowledge. Anatomy, brain View further information on this RLO.
Intramuscular injection by the Z track technique Intramuscular injection by the Z track technique explains and demonstrates a safe technique for administering an intra-muscular injection. Injection View further information on this RLO.
Intracellular and Extracellular buffers This RLO outlines the main intracellular and extracellular buffering systems within the body and shows how trhe carbonic acid buffering system can be assessed Extracellular Buffers, Intracellular Buffers, buffers, Clinical skills View further information on this RLO.
Intramuscular Injection sites (for adults) Intramuscular Injection sites (for adults) is designed to help you correctly identify which muscles may be used to safely administer intramuscular injections. Injection View further information on this RLO.
G-protein linked receptors This learning object explains how G - proteins function in communication messages from membrane-bound receptors. Adrenaline, enzymes, ion channels, Membrane bound receptor, proteins View further information on this RLO.
Childhood obesity Examines the issue of childhood obesity from the perspectives of the biomedical, behavioural and socio-economic models of health Paediatrics View further information on this RLO.
Prokaryotes and eukaryotes This RLO describes the characteristics of eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells. cell, eukaryote, prokaryote, eukaryotic cell, prokaryotic cell View further information on this RLO.
Tissue Fluid Formation This RLO describes the distribution of fluids within the body and describes the forces involved in the circulation of fluids between the capillary and tissue compartments. Tissue Fluid View further information on this RLO.
Importance of Drug Receptor Location This the first Umbrella Learning Object (ULO) to be developed and contains the following Pharmacology RLO titles: Receptor location, Membrane Bound Receptors, Intracellular Receptors and Clinical importance and application. Adrenaline, agonist, antagonist, corticosteroid, DNA, DNA transcription, DNA translation, drug, Drug actions, g-protein linked receptor, hydrocortisone, ion channels, ligand, proteins, Receptor, RLO, Steroid, ULO View further information on this RLO.
Introduction to Nociception This learning object helps the learner to describe the main components of the nociceptive pathways. View further information on this RLO.
Perception of pain The Perception of pain learning resource is one of a series of objects which have been developed for the Pain pathways project. Pain, Perception View further information on this RLO.
Transduction of pain The Transduction of pain learning resource is part of a series of objects being developed for the nociceptive pathways project. Nociception, Pain, Transduction View further information on this RLO.
Transmission of pain The Transmission of pain learning resource is part of a series of objects being developed for the nociceptive pathways project. Pain, Transmission View further information on this RLO.
Physical activity and health This RLO outlines the importance physical and mental health benefits to the individual of physical exercise. The second RLO in this series describes practical measures to build exercise into your daily routine. Part of the PAVE (Physical Activity Virtual Education) project. exercise, Mental Health, Physical Health, Physical inactivity, lifestyle, wellbeing, PAVE View further information on this RLO.
Pain Pathways ULO This learning object describes the main components of the nociceptive pathways. View further information on this RLO.
Intramuscular injections This learning resource is an example of a Umbrella learning object(ULO), and contains a series of learning objects developed by the Clinical Skills - Injections mini-project team based here at the University of Nottingham. Injection View further information on this RLO.
Clean your hands The University of Nottingham has produced a DVD aimed at patients, healthcare workers and hospital visitors, which is being shown on plasma screens and bedside televisions in wards. The video outlines the importance of hand hygiene, and the practical steps that everyone can take to reduce the chances of damaging infections, such as MRSA and clostridium dificile, being passed to patients by healthcare workers and visitors. It's aimed at patients, healthcare workers and hospital visitors, and will also be useful for health care students in preparation for practice. Clinical skills, MRSA, hygiene, infection control View further information on this RLO.
Keeping physically active This RLO describes practical measures to build exercise into your daily routine. Part of the PAVE (Physical Activity Virtual Education) project. Aerobic, Flexibility, Strength, Fitness, PAVE, lifestyle, Mental Health, Physical Health, Physical inactivity View further information on this RLO.
Skin preparation prior to intramuscular and subcutaneous injections To gain an understanding of the issues associated with skin preparation for intramuscular and subcutaneous injections. Clinical skills, PLACS, Injection View further information on this RLO.
Improving patient safety: SBAR This RLO introduces and demonstrates how to use an approved framework for clinical communication known as SBAR patient safety, Communication View further information on this RLO.
Measuring peak flow This learning resource explains how to use peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) to measure respiratory function. breathing, Coughing, respiration View further information on this RLO.
Mentoring: Shaping practice Mentoring is an umbrella term which encompasses the activity of developing the learning of others. This RLO aims to support mentors develop and review their knowledge, understanding and skill base. It can also be used by students to develop their understanding of the mentoring role. Mentoring, PLACS, healthcare, practice learning, Clinical skills View further information on this RLO.
Action of drugs that target enzymes To describe how enzymes function and how drug inhibitors block this action. Adrenaline, drug, enzymes, Competitive inhibition, Non- competitive, Irreversible, False substrates View further information on this RLO.
Responses to Sexuality This RLO is based on a scenario which involves the expressions of sexuality by John, a man with learning disabilities. It looks at John's responses, views and feelings and compares them with those of his health care worker. It challenges the learner to review their own views to these issues. sexuality, learning disability View further information on this RLO.
Baby first! A resource designed to help healthcare professionals to support families over the first important year of life when their baby has an intellectual disability. intellectual disabilities View further information on this RLO.
Little Things Make a Big Difference This RLO is based around an interaction between a healthcare professional and a client with learning disabilities. It shows how important even small aspects of communication are in formulating a positive interaction. learning disability, Communication, social work, community nursing, community healthcare View further information on this RLO.
How ligand-gated ion channel receptors communicate messages This learning object explains how ligand-gated channel receptors signal messages. drug, ion channels, ligand, Ligand-gated ion channels, Receptor, ionotropic View further information on this RLO.
Subcutaneous injection techniques To gain an understanding of the issues associated with Subcutaneous injection techniques. Subcutaneous View further information on this RLO.
Case note review using the Trigger Tool To familiarise potential users of the Trigger Tool with identifying triggers and assigning levels of harm patient safety View further information on this RLO.
Understanding the Trigger Tool To give an overview of how and why the Trigger Tool is used to measure the rate of harm within a healthcare organisation patient safety View further information on this RLO.
Action of drugs that target carriers This learning resource introduces carriers as a target for drug action and describes how carriers function and how drugs utilise these carriers. carriers, Pharmacology View further information on this RLO.
Action of drugs that target ion channels This learning resource introduces ion channels as target for drug action. Pharmacology, ion channels View further information on this RLO.
Kinase-linked receptors This learning resource explains the mechanism and action of kinase-linked receptors. It has been designed to work easily with the Core tool, an application currently under development. The Core tool will enable tutors to collect, organise and aggregate various resources and package them as one learning object. kinase linked receptor, Pharmacology, Receptor View further information on this RLO.
Food Hygiene This learning package is aimed at health care professionals whose role involves them in the preparation or delivery of food in a health care setting. The package will explore: The professional role in relation to food delivery, types of food contamination and their prevention, preventing the growth of microorganisms in or around food, safe storage and preparation of food in the health care setting and destroying microorganisms in and around food. breast feeding: disinfection View further information on this RLO.
BMI measurement This resource will explore the process of BMI measurement within healthcare, the different methods available to calculate BMI and some of the issues that influence its measurement. BMI View further information on this RLO.
Subcutaneous injection sites To gain an understanding of the issues associated with Subcutaneous injection sites. Injection View further information on this RLO.
Meiosis: an interactive demonstration This is an interactive demonstration of the stages of cell mitosis. You can view the whole process in one continuous animation, or view the invidual stages one by one. This learning object is part of the Cell Division RLO, where it appears as a popup on the Meiosis page. There's also an interactive demonstration of Mitosis available. mitosis, meiosis, cell division, cell biology View further information on this RLO.
Alcohol as a public health issue This learning resource will increase your knowledge and understanding of how alcohol impacts on public health in a physical, psychological and social way. alcohol, AUDIT, RALPH View further information on this RLO.
Alcohol Identification and Brief Advice This learning resource introduces the concept of IBA (Identification and Brief Advice) and demonstrates the importance of communication skills and an informal approach when using AUDIT and delivering brief advice. alcohol, AUDIT, IBA, Communication, brief advice View further information on this RLO.
Gateways to health A collection of 13 videos (Real Video format) with people talking about their chronic health problems: Arthritis, Bad Back, Bloated, Cholesterol, Crying Baby, Discharge, Drugs, Hot Flushes, Incontinence, Indigestion, Sick Child, Smokers Cough, Toothache View further information on this RLO.
Safer Urinary Catheter Care This resource is designed to help healthcare professionals understand the dangers associated with urinary catheters and the correct ways in which to care for them to help prevent infection. The resource uses video clips and interactive elements as well as text. Urinary, catheter care, bio processes View further information on this RLO.
Reflective Writing Tools This resource has been developed to help students understand self help reflection. View further information on this RLO.
Hiv for Nurses This resource looks at the Basics of HIV, transmission Routes, Antiretrovirals and Nursing Practice including real life experiences of people living with HIV whilst in inpatient settings. View further information on this RLO.
Understanding Midwifery within the UK This RLO provides an overview of midwifery education and career pathways in the UK, including an introduction to the diversity of midwifery roles. Midwifery View further information on this RLO.

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