The National Association for Heart and Lung Disease (LHL)
Norway has one of the world’s best emergency medical services outside the hospital environment. Nonetheless, Norway needs to get better. This is why the Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services has taken the initiative for the national Together We Save Lives campaign. First aid training in schools is one of the areas addressed by the campaign. The Norwegian Directorate of Health has tasked the National Association for Heart and Lung Disease (LHL) with producing a first aid training programme for schools.
At Design Container, we prepared the educational material as well as a digital skills platform. As part of the solution, we developed an illustrative style and a gallery of characters that the pupils meet during their various training sessions. The sessions comprise animations, films, images and text instructions.
The training material and portal were piloted in selected Norwegian municipalities in 2018 and were assessed by SINTEF, the largest research organisation in Scandinavia. On the basis of experience and feedback, we made a few revisions and the portal has now moved to Phase 2 of its pilot testing stage before being rolled out across Norway in 2019. The training programme is made available to schools for free.
We are proud of being able to contribute to ensuring that more people learn first aid at an early age – to save as many lives as possible!
The Norwegian Nurses Organisation wanted to modernise the training it offers its representatives. The Norwegian Nurses Organisation has representatives across Norway in eight different tariff areas. The brief was to design e-learning modules for use as a supplement to conventional classroom learning.
The representatives need to familiarise themselves with and learn about large volumes of information and legislative material. The Norwegian Nurses Organisation wanted its representatives to be able to respond to questions from members and provide constructive advice on subjects such as wages, employment, working hours and inclusive working life on completion of their training. Many factors indicated that a conventional e-learning course would not be the most suitable option and it seemed that there was a need for greater digital restructuring.
Instead of a conventional e-learning course, we developed a portal where information is easily accessible and organised in an interactive and educational way. We focused on designing digital tools dedicated to the areas that representatives operate in such as law and contracts. The solution communicates with the Norwegian Nurses Organisation’s membership network to ensure that information retrieved is applicable to the tariff area in which they are working. We also made the solution available offline.
In partnership with the Norwegian Nurses Organisation, we developed training for its representatives by taking a new approach centred on e-learning and digital tools. All representatives were also given an iPad. The project was rolled out at the beginning of 2013 and results have been excellent. Contact us to find out more about this project.