Basic Observations Training Course

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Course Description

This Basic Observations training course is especially suitable for registered nurses, healthcare assistants and anyone working in the health and social care sector. This e-learning care course will enable care workers to confidently and competently take, record and report clinical observations.

The online Basic Clinical Observations course aims to help care workers increase their skills and knowledge by teaching them how to spot normal and abnormal clinical observations/vital signs, perform a range of clinical observations including temperature, blood pressure and respiration rate, and how to accurately document and report the findings.

On successful completion, learners will be able to download, save or print their CPD accredited Basic Observations certificate. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.

Learning Outcomes:

    On completion of this online Basic Observations training course, learners should know and understand the following: 
    • Vital signs
    • Learn about the normal and abnormal vital signs and clinical observations
    • Perform a range of clinical observations
    • Perform a range of clinical observations including:
      •  blood pressure
      •  heart rate
      •  temperature
      •  oxygen saturation levels
      •  respiratory rate
    • Neurological observations
    • Understand and learn about neurological observations
    • Urinalysis
    • Learn about urinalysis and how to obtain samples
    • Axillary, oral, tympanic temperature
    • Understand Axillary, oral and tympanic temperature
    • Blood glucose levels
    • Know how to monitor and test blood glucose levels
    • Handwashing
    • Learn the correct hand hygiene and handwashing techniques
    • Record keeping, consent and confidentiality
    • Record keeping, consent and confidentiality will also be discussed

    Course Outline
    The aim of this Basic Clinical Observations Training Course is to greater increase your knowledge of how to care for patients and the importance of vital signs and observations.

    The key points covered in this course are:
    • Vital signs
    • Perform a range of clinical observations
    • Neurological observations
    • Urinalysis
    • Axillary, oral, tympanic temperature
    • Blood glucose levels
    • Handwashing
    • Record keeping, consent and confidentiality

    This course takes between 1-2 hours to complete and gain your certificate.

    Entry and Level:
    There are no barriers to entry on this training online course. This is an awareness course, suitable for all.

    On completion of this online course, either download your certificate or access it at a later date online.

    This course is CPD accredited and delivered by a Skills for Care endorsed provider. It meets accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

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