Clinical Observations

Clinical Observation Training | Patient Observation

Comprehensive clinical observation training

Patient observation is an everyday task for healthcare workers, and our clinical observation training course will ensure that your staff have the skills and knowledge required to make accurate inspections of individuals in their care, and subsequently document and report their findings.

Clinical observations ensure that treatment plans are up-to-date and correctly administered, and allow healthcare staff to carry out timely and regular bed-side assessments.

Delivered by trained doctors and nurses with firsthand experience in real-life scenarios, you can be sure that attendance on our patient observation course will increase employee’s healthcare knowledge and ensure their work is carried out efficiently, effectively and to the highest standards.

What does our clinical observation training course cover?

Accurate assessments of patients’ vital signs, monitoring changes, taking samples and meeting health and safety compliance requirements are essential proficiencies for any healthcare worker.

Our course provides all of the relevant training to cover every element of key clinical observations and related topics, such as:

  • What is an observation and why are they important?
  • Clinical observations:
    • Pulse
    • Blood pressure (manual and with a machine)
    • Respiration rate
    • Axillary, oral and tympanic temperature
    • Oxygen saturation
    • Blood glucose levels
    • Neurological observations
  • Urinalysis and obtaining samples – catheter, continent and incontinent person
  • Analysing behaviour
  • Developing patterns
  • Infection control including hand washing technique
  • Normal parameters for patients and the management of unstable results
  • Accountability
  • Consent and confidentiality
  • Record keeping and reporting
  • Summary and evaluation

Upon completion of the patient observation training course, delegates will have the capacity and capability to:

  1. Outline different types of clinical observations and bed-side assessment methods
  2. Explain the relevant legal, professional and ethical issues
  3. Demonstrate the correct and safe practice of a range of clinical observations
  4. Describe the actions to be taken following clinical observations being noted
  5. Explain when to seek further help or assistance

Course duration

Our Clinical Observations training course is completed in one day, over a 6 hour session.

Assessment and certification

The course process consists of continual assessment by the course tutor, case studies, practical scenarios, OSCE's and workbook completion.

Upon completion of the course, Guardian Angels Training will supply the necessary competency proformas required to ensure safe and evidenced-based clinical practice, allowing the registered provider to ensure mandatory competency assessments are completed within the workplace by a nominated mentor/supervisor.

Upon successful completion of the course, you’ll receive a certificate valid for 2 years from issue.

Please note: this clinical observations training course is only available to employers such as...

  • NHS Trusts
  • CCGs
  • Care providers
  • Independent hospitals

...that can provide training facilities onsite for groups of 4 - 12 delegates per training session.

For more information about our clinical observation training course or to learn more about our other training courses and how they can help you to deliver a better standard of patient care, please feel free to contact our team who will be happy to help.

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