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‘Skill for Scale’ e-learning for nurses

‘Skill for Scale’ e-learning for nurses

India-Sweden Healthcare Innovation Centre, a collaboration between the Swedish Trade Commissioner’s Office, AIIMS, New Delhi and AIIMS, Jodhpur, has launched ‘Skill For Scale’, an e-learning initiative designed to equip nurses with hands-on practical knowledge and skills to practice latest patient care for managing non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

 Certified by AIIMS, Jodhpur and endorsed by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), the programs will allow nurses from across the country to register for free, learn at their own pace.

In its first phase, the program is focusing on Diabetes management prevention and awareness based on a world-class comprehensive curriculum created from diverse resources available within the NCD domain following the NPCDCS guidelines.

The ‘Skill for Scale’ program is aimed to upskill 5000 nurses across the country within this yearDr. Sanjeev Misra, Director, AIIMS Jodhpur said,  “NCDs burden is increasing significantly in India and is already accounting for more than 60% of deaths. This burden of NCDs is expected to increase further over the coming years but the number of doctors with specializations available to treat these increasing numbers are very limited. Through this initiative, we are trying to bridge the knowledge gap that exists at the point of care for patients”. This e-learning mobile compatible program is pegged at two levels-basic and advanced and includes a training of 20-24 hours to be completed at the student’s own pace.  “The Government’s recognition of this program will go a long way to deliver accurate health information and ensure safe essential health services. We will continue to focus on upskilling the health workforce and bring impactful solutions locally and globally,” said Dr. Anil Kukreja, VP Medical Affairs and Regulatory, AstraZeneca India.

Cecilia Oskarsson, Swedish Trade Commissioner to India added, “ISHIC was created to address the healthcare challenges in the country through key pillars – technology, protocol & process and capability building.”