Physiological Observation Monitoring

Guardian Angels
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

An Understanding of Physiological Observations

Course overview:

The "Understanding of Physiological Observations Face-to-Face Training Course" is a comprehensive program designed to equip healthcare professionals, including nurses, medical assistants, and allied healthcare practitioners, with the knowledge and practical skills necessary to conduct physiological observations accurately and effectively in clinical settings. This hands-on training course focuses on vital signs assessment, recognising changes in patient conditions, and responding appropriately to ensure patient safety and well-being.

Course suration:

1 day (6 Hours)

Course content:

  1. Blood pressure, pulse, respiratory rate monitoring, temperature, oxygen saturations
  2. AcVPU
  3. Urinalysis
  4. Early Warning Systems – NEWS2, Restore2, Restore2 Mini
  5. Sepsis Six

Course objectives:

  1. Introduction to Physiological Observations:
    • Define physiological observations and their role in patient care.
    • Explore the significance of regularly monitoring vital signs.
  2. Vital Signs Assessment:
    • Practice proficiency in assessing and recording vital signs, including temperature, pulse, respiration rate, blood pressure, and oxygen saturation.
    • Interpret the significance of variations in vital signs and their potential clinical implications.
  3. Equipment and Tools:
    • Familiarise participants with the equipment and tools used for physiological observations.
    • Discuss proper usage, calibration, and maintenance of monitoring devices.
  4. Patient Assessment Techniques:
    • Develop skills in conducting a systematic patient assessment, including general appearance, consciousness, and pain assessment.
    • Identify subtle changes in patient condition through effective observation.
  5. Clinical Documentation:
    • Emphasise the importance of accurate and timely documentation of physiological observations.
    • Provide guidance on maintaining clear and organized patient records.
  6. Recognising Abnormalities:
    • Summarise how to recognize abnormal vital signs and deviations from baseline measurements.
    • Explore the significance of trends and patterns in physiological data.
  7. Clinical Decision-Making:
    • Discuss how to make informed clinical decisions based on physiological observations.
    • Explain when and how to escalate care and seek assistance in response to critical changes in patient condition.
  8. Communication Skills:
    • Develop effective communication skills for conveying physiological observations to the healthcare team.
    • Promote interdisciplinary collaboration in patient care.
  9. Patient Safety and Comfort:
    • Prioritise patient safety during physiological observations, including infection control measures.
    • Ensure patient comfort and provide explanations to alleviate anxiety.
  10. Emergency Response:
    • Prepare participants to respond to physiological emergencies, such as cardiac arrest or respiratory distress.
    • Demonstrate appropriate actions to take in emergency situations.
  11. Legal and Ethical Considerations:
    • Discuss legal and ethical aspects of physiological observations, including informed consent and respecting patient rights.

Course features:

  • Interactive Classroom Sessions: Engaging classroom instruction led by experienced healthcare educators to facilitate understanding and skill development.
  • Practical Demonstrations: Hands-on, live demonstrations.
  • Skills Practice: Opportunities for participants to practice relevant procedures under the guidance of instructors.
  • Scenario-Based Training: Real-life scenarios and case studies to enhance problem-solving skills.
  • Question and Answer Sessions: Interactive discussions and Q&A sessions to address participant inquiries and concerns.
  • Peer Learning: Collaborative learning among participants, allowing for the exchange of experiences and insights.
  • Safety Protocols: Emphasis on safety protocols, infection control measures, and adherence to healthcare guidelines.
  • Blended Learning: All of our face-to-face training courses utilise the “Blended Learning teaching approach that combines traditional in-person classroom teaching with online digital learning activities. This aims to leverage the strengths of both face-to-face and online learning to create a more effective educational experience which promotes safe and confident practice. 

Target audience:

  • Healthcare professionals
  • Health and social care professionals
  • Allied Healthcare professionals
  • School and Education professionals

Assessment and Certification:

Participants will complete a number of assessments to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding, these typically consist of written assessments, practical demonstrations, and scenario-based assessments.

On successful completion of the course, participants will be awarded with a certificate to evidence their participation.


This course overview is a general guideline and can be customised to suit specific local requirements and preferences, therefore, we recommend that you contact us to discuss your requirements prior to making a booking.

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