E-Learning from the Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) with CAPT

The iHV has developed a suite of e-learning programmes that covers the six ‘early years high impact areas’ – where health visiting makes a significant contribution to the health and wellbeing of children, families and communities.

Recent additions to the set e-learning programmes are two modules on child accident prevention developed by CAPT and iHV Fellow, Amanda Whelan, professional lead for health visiting at Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust.  They are designed especially for health visitors, and are underpinned by research, policy and practice guidance for reducing unintentional injuries to children under the age of five years in and around the home.

Although the modules have been designed for health visitors, community nursery nurses and staff nurses, most of the content is very relevant for other professionals working with families with young children, such as children centre staff. The content covers:

  • Module one: the scale of the problem – impact and costs; national policies and guidance; the major injuries for children under-five
  • Module two: the association between child development and accidents; what works in injury prevention and effective home safety; integrating accident prevention into the everyday work of health visitors

The iHV website also has information about reducing accidents which was developed with CAPT including a video featuring CAPT’s Head of Consultancy, Kevin Lowe, talking about the prevalence of accidents and how health visitors are well placed to support parents to reduce the incident of accidents within their own homes.

CAPT provides face-to-face training courses for organisations on the topics covered in the e-learning.

More information

  1. The six early years high impact areas for health visiting
  2. iHV’s video Reducing Accidents
  3. CAPT’s accident prevention training
Updated October 2015