Horiba Medical's HELP web-based training courses for haematology and clinical chemistry have secured CPD accreditation from the IBMS.
Upon the successful completion of one of the haematology or clinical chemistry-focused e-learning courses, the CPD code will be printed on the final certificate.
Participants can then enter this code onto their personal online portfolio as proof of learning.
The Horiba Medical e-Learning Portal (HELP) was introduced by Horiba's UK team to meet the needs of its haematology and clinical chemistry customers.
This ensures improved accessibility of training for staff, particularly those working shifts and on call.
Since courses are modular, users can complete their training at a time and pace that suits their work patterns.
All HELP courses are developed and written by subject-matter experts within Horiba Medical and tailored to the needs of the organisation - be it an NHS Trust, private healthcare group or university research group - and the staff to be trained.
For example, non-laboratory specialists such as doctors, nurses and healthcare assistants now frequently use haematology systems, such as Horiba Medical's ABX Micros ES60 haematology analyser, in point-of-care environments and often ask for extra assistance.
In many such environments, there is also often a mandatory requirement for certified evidence of competency.
Ranging from 'beginners guides' to haematology and instrumentation, through to refresher training for laboratory experts, HELP courses are an offsite service designed to fully complement and integrate with existing training programmes.
Such courses provide data-gathering opportunities, enabling managers to monitor how a particular group is progressing and confirm that their team is fully qualified and competent.