BASICS Scotland recently commissioned Dr. David Heaney of Rossal Research & Consultancy to evaluate and report on activity and how effective BASICS Scotland online courses and Tele-education are.
This report entitled "Remote Pre-hospital Emergency Care Education: An analysis of online courses provided by BASICS Scotland" has now been completed and available for you to download and read below.
Since 2011 BASICS Scotland has delivered tele-education courses to remote and rural health care staff. There are both paediatric and adult emergency medical care courses. Courses are presented live through an internet-based video conference system. Each session is recorded and made available along with supporting materials so that participants can view sessions in their own time.
Twelve tele-education courses have been delivered, involving 775 participants. Almost three quarters of participants were doctors, and most worked in a remote and rural area.
An estimate of total savings by BASICS Scotland delivering their tele-education courses online rather than face-to-face to date is £852,500, equivalent to savings per course of £71,042 and savings per participant per course of £1,100.
The analysis demonstrates that BASICS Scotland are providing tele-education, at scale, to remote and rural primary care staff, in a way that is saving considerable resource, and which is raising interesting issues about the future of delivery of education to the health workforce.
Click on the link / image below to download the full report.