Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions (NPI)

October 2, 2021

In 2021, Western Region Homeland Security selected eLearningLair to develop a comprehensive e-learning course on Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions (NPIs). The goal was to create a training program that would provide thorough education on hazard identification, activation options, and the utilization of the NPI Implementation Quick Guide. This initiative was essential for enhancing the preparedness and response capabilities of personnel in managing public health emergencies without relying solely on pharmaceutical solutions.

The primary objectives of this project were to ensure a deep understanding of NPIs among the target audience, advocate for the importance of NPIs in emergency management, enhance comprehension of the NPI Implementation Quick Guide, and enable the interpretation and practical application of its information. By meeting these objectives, Western Region Homeland Security aimed to improve the readiness and effectiveness of their personnel in implementing NPIs during health crises.

eLearningLair approached the project with a comprehensive and meticulous planning phase. This involved a thorough review of the project vision, assessment of the target audience’s needs, and collaboration with subject matter experts (SMEs) specializing in NPIs. Understanding the specific requirements and challenges of Western Region Homeland Security was crucial in tailoring the training content to meet their needs.

In the design phase, eLearningLair’s Senior Instructional Designer worked closely with the NPI SME to formulate clear learning objectives and structure the course content effectively. This phase included developing a detailed storyboard, which outlined the course modules, interactive elements, and assessment strategies. The storyboard was presented to the client for review, and feedback was incorporated to ensure the course met all expectations and requirements.

During the development phase, eLearningLair utilized StoryLine 360 to create an alpha version of the course. This version underwent two rounds of client feedback and revisions to refine the content and enhance the learning experience. The course development included sourcing and purchasing relevant images and videos to support the instructional material, as well as selecting appropriate audio voiceovers in both English and French to ensure accessibility for a bilingual audience.

The final deliverables included a comprehensive English e-learning module, video recordings of SMEs to provide expert insights, a live facilitated webinar for interactive learning, and a marketing video to promote the course. Each component was designed to reinforce the learning objectives and engage the participants effectively. The project was managed efficiently through detailed project plans and regular communication with the client, ensuring all milestones were met on time and within scope.

The implementation phase concluded with the delivery of final SCORM-compliant assets, which were seamlessly integrated into the client’s Learning Management System (LMS). eLearningLair provided ongoing support during the LMS upload phase to ensure a smooth deployment and address any technical issues that arose.

The successful delivery of the NPI e-learning course for Western Region Homeland Security underscored eLearningLair’s ability to meet specific technical and educational requirements. The course effectively enhanced the participants’ understanding of NPIs, improved their ability to implement non-pharmaceutical measures during emergencies, and reinforced the importance of NPIs in public health preparedness. Feedback from participants indicated a high level of engagement and satisfaction with the training, highlighting the practical value and relevance of the course content.

eLearningLair’s NPI e-learning course has significantly contributed to the preparedness and response capabilities of Western Region Homeland Security personnel. By providing a well-structured, engaging, and informative training solution, eLearningLair has helped enhance the region’s ability to manage public health emergencies effectively, ultimately supporting the mission of protecting public safety and health.