Clinical Observations Skills - Level 3 - Online Course - CPD Accredited

The Mandatory Training Group
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Clinical Observations Skills - Level 3 - Online Course - CPD Accredited.

Welcome to The Mandatory Training Group's online Clinical Observation Skills for Healthcare Professionals training course and for front-line healthcare and social care providers. All our online training courses, programmes and qualifications are accredited by the CPD Certification Service (CPDUK).

Patient clinical observations are sometimes referred to as “vital signs”; “patient observations” or just “Obs”. Clinical observations are physiological markers that help medical, nursing and other clinical staff to closely monitor patients, identify those patients that are deteriorating and escalate to senior staff so that appropriate interventions are commenced to stop the patient deteriorating further.

Course content

This online Clinical Observation Skills for Healthcare Professionals training course covers the following:

  • Introduction into clinical observation skills,
  • Basic clinical observations,
  • Patient consent,
  • Hand hygiene (infection prevention and control),
  • Breathing/respiratory rate,
  • Pulse rate (heart rate),
  • Body temperature,
  • Blood pressure,
  • Oxygen saturation levels (and oxygen therapy),
  • Peak flow testing,
  • Blood glucose testing,
  • Urine testing,
  • Body mass index,
  • Complete a basic pain assessment,
  • Consciousness assessment (AVPU),
  • Assessing patients’ skin,
  • Supporting medication administration,
  • Sepsis awareness, and
  • Additional online learning resources.

Who is the course for?

This Clinical Observation Skills for Healthcare Professionals e-learning course should be completed by those who work in health and social care services, including:

  • Registered Nurses,
  • Healthcare Assistants (HCAs),
  • Clinical Support Workers,
  • Health and Social Care Support Workers,
  • Nursing Auxiliaries,
  • Midwives,
  • Paramedics,
  • Allied Health Professional,
  • Emergency Care Practitioners,
  • NHS bank nurses, AHPs and care staff,
  • Locum nurses and HCAs,
  • Locum allied health professionals (AHPs),
  • Agency nurses,
  • Agency workers,
  • Support workers, and
  • Care assistants.

Course aims

Healthcare assistants (HCAs) and other clinical staff working in NHS Trusts and private sector hospitals and clinics are now required to show evidence that they have completed training and show that they are competent to monitor, record basic clinical observations and escalate patient clinical observations.

This online Clinical Observation Skills for Healthcare Professionals training course was designed for registered nurses, healthcare assistants and other clinical staff who are looking to improve their clinical skills and knowledge and will enable them to be employed within hospital environments.

Learning outcomes

The objectives of this Clinical Observation Skills for Healthcare Professionals e-learning course are to introduce nursing staff, healthcare support workers and adult social care workers to the basic techniques used to observe and monitor the condition of patients and individuals using services, including pain and discomfort levels. On completion of this clinical observation online training course, learners will be able to:

  • Explain the levels of response,
  • Understand the ‘Glasgow Coma Score’ system,
  • Understand eye and pupil responses and how to assess breathing,
  • Know how to monitor and read a person’s pulse and what to look out for,
  • Know how to measure blood pressure and what the readings mean,
  • Understand methods for taking temperature,
  • Understand how to assess skin,
  • Know how to record observations, and
  • Have an overview of advanced monitoring techniques.

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