COVID-19

Welcome to Leeds Teaching Hospitals Covid-19 education page.

To go to the LTHT Internal Update Covid-19 Page click here

New: Leeds/HEE Training Videos

To access the videos on an LTHT trust computer using Internet explorer click here. To access the videos on your mobile device or laptop click here

Videos produced in collaboration with Leeds/Microsoft/HEE. Include routine clerking and ward management of Covid-19, Resuscitation, Palliative care scenarios,  How to set up a CPAP circuit, Wellbeing, Basic clinical skills and Advanced Clinical Skills.

Basic Clinical Skills

Important: NEW GUIDELINES Oxygen Therapy in Covid-19 in LTHT. See video and access them hereAccess the escalation guidelines here

  1. Leeds Basic Clinical Skills Refresher Course:

Refresher course material includes: Oxygen management and delivery with a video , ABG and interpretation, Respiratory Simulation Case with CXRs, ReSPECT, Cannulation/Venepuncture and Reconstitution of Drugs and IV pumps. (LGI will not run the Respiratory simulation station). The course has seen >700 people trained in 2 weeks and has now finished. 

Self directed procedural skills training cannulation/catheterisation/NG tubes/ABG are available for booking at both sites.

  • Click here for booking self directed procedural skills at SJUH.
  • and here  for booking self directed procedural skills at LGI.

2. RRAPID: The Leeds University Online Interactive Resource to support recognition and management of an acutely unwell patient for medical students.

3. Access the Leeds Clinical Skills e-book for guides and videos on basic procedural skills (venepuncture, cannulation, blood cultures, NG tubes, urinary catheterisation)


  Covid-19 Specific Knowledge based Resources:

  1. EmCrit Care Covid-19 Page: For the General Medic. Free open access online resource written by John Farkas, Associate Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Vermont. Regularly updated every few days. Summary of clinical management and relevant research.
  2. UptoDate page on Covid-19: For the General Medic. Free access. No login required.
  3. Covid-19 for the General Medic: Blog article by Dr. Sean Ninan, Elderly Medicine Consultant at Leeds. A good clinical summary for the general medic.
  4. Royal College of Surgeons Webinar: For Surgeons. Essential knowledge for surgeons undertaking acute medical care (Covid-19)
  5. NHS England secondary care resources for coronavirus. For all Hospital Medics, find your specialty specific stuff here.
  6. JAMA network page on Covid-19: Podcasts, featured articles, interviews, clinical management and research summaries. For international topical updates.

Resources For the A&E Medic

The Leeds RECOVER series

(google classroom, CODE: d3dcnw3)

Responsive Education: Coronavirus in the ED & Resus
This series was created in response to COVID-19 in Leeds Teaching Hospitals (Courtesy of Dr. Jen Russell) in keeping with trust guidelines.
It’s aim is to get the basics right so we can give our patients the best possible care.
Feel free to post any questions on the google classroom and the A&E department will try to answer them as soon as they can.


Advanced Clinical Skills and Respiratory Management

See the report on >2200 patients in the UK critically ill with Covid-19 published by Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre.

1. Respiratory/Critical Care Webinars: 

Webinars on Respiratory management of severe Covid-19 disease hosted by Philips SRC APAC. Editorial summaries by Dr. Mark Elliot (Respiratory Consultant at SJUH and ex-President of the British Thoracic Society) availableTailored to all clinicians with short, practical advice on management and ventilation.

2. Webinars hosted by LGI Theatres and Anaesthesia – Prof Mark Bellamy. Slides for Blood Gases and Ventilator Settings.

3. Educational Resources from Higher Dependency Unit on the Acute Medical Floor in Leeds: CPAP for the non anaesthetist, Use of noradrenaline and arterial line monitoring.


  Important Health and Safety Guidelines

Public Health England & PPE

Resuscitation Guidelines 

  • Leeds Protocol for Resuscitation in a Ward Setting in a Covid-19 positive patient here as a video and here. Access the ALS algorithm for Covid-19 and updated Resus Council UK Guidelines for Covid-19 here. 
  • ALS certificates expiring in 2020 have been nationally extended for 6 months.
  • For those Health Care Professionals who would like a short refresher of ALS, this online learning can be accessed via “ESR > My learning > 298 Adult Resuscitation Training Level 2 Medical Staff Update eL v3”
  • ONLY for Acute Medical Registrars who are on the rota and leading cardiac arrest calls: If your ALS is near expiry and you would like a face to face refresher – the resuscitation team at LTHT will provide for this. Email leedsth-tr.ResuscitationServices@nhs.net

  eMeds Training

For doctors needing a refresher on eMeds, please use digital learning solution platform. https://www.dls.nhs.uk/ This can be accessed both on and off site using the internet.

Guide to using digital learning solutions here

Step 1.Register

Step 2. Choose Leeds Teaching Hospitals as your site

Step 3. Go to the Learning Portal. Click “available courses” and search for eMeds and select “eMeds for Prescribers”

If you are a consultant at LTHT and currently do not have prescribing rights on eMeds you need to complete training via this webpage and click the declaration. Your access will be updated in 24 hours.
Access an excellent step to step guide. https://www.ppmsupport.leedsth.nhs.uk/eW/eMeds.html

eDAN Training / PPM+ training

eDAN training

Similarly access Digital Learning Solutions https://www.dls.nhs.uk/

From “available courses” select “eMeds for Prescribers” and complete the 10th Module

There is no independent eDAN specific module on digital health solutions but has been integrated with eMeds.

This training can be supplemented with the document Quick guide for eDANs

For PPM+ training

Similarly access Digital Learning Solutions https://www.dls.nhs.uk/

From “available courses” select “PPM+ – Medical”

Alternatively access http://www.ppmsupport.leedsth.nhs.uk/ for quick videos summaries of specific functions in PPM+ (e.g. handover, clinical note, etc.)