Telephone Triage for Receptionists and HCSWs

M&K Update Ltd
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

Giving telephone advice is an important and sometimes demanding role. This course will take the participant through the stages of development and practice. Training consists of both theoretical and practical components and will provide the skills required to set up and run a telephone triage system.

  • What is telephone triage?
  • How and where is it deployed.
  • Medico legal aspects of telephone triage
  • Correct documentation.
  • The use of established protocols.
  • Communication skills: techniques and conversation management.
  • Active listening.
  • Utilising communication and interview models.
  • Questioning styles.
  • Effective and efficient telephone triage call management.
  • The process of telephone assessment.
  • Clinical case scenarios for minor and major conditions.
  • Chronic disease management for long-term conditions and telephone triage
  • Independent prescribing and telephone triage
  • Correct referral to other agencies
  • Quality control
  • Clinical Governance
  • Develop competence in telephone triage skills
  • Understand how to categorise the urgency of the patients condition
  • Identify local and national resources that may be required to provide additional support during a call Identify patients who require health care advice and supply them with current evidence based information

Dates available on arrangement

M&K Update Ltd can also create this course for you on arrangement at your workplace.

Inhouse training (at your location) for groups, our fees are per course and we stipulate a course maximum capacity (there is no minimum number)
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