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Who should complete this basic patient observations training course?
Our comprehensive basic patient observations training E-Learning course is especially suitable for registered nurses and healthcare assistants (HCAs) who work with recruitment agencies in the NHS and other clinical settings. This following healthcare workers will benefit from this e-learning course:
- Healthcare assistants (HCAs)
- Registered nurses
- Student nurses
- Medical & clinical locums
- Agency workers deployed in clinical settings
- Allied health professionals (AHPs)
On completion of this basic patient observations training e-learning course, this learner will have an improved understanding of how to care for patients in various settings and the importance of the main vital signs and observations including:
- Understand the anatomy and physiology that relates to clinical observations
- Learn about normal and abnormal clinical observations/vital signs
- Understand the clinical significance of abnormal vital sign readings
- Perform a range of clinical observations under supervision including:
- blood pressure
- heart rate
- respiratory rate
- oxygen saturations
- Complete a basic pain assessment
- Consciousness assessment (AVPU)
- Blood Glucose Measurements
- Fluid Balance Charts
- Clinical Documentation
- Escalation of Clinical Observations
What is covered in this basic patient observations training?
The is basic patient observations training e-learning course covers the following:
- Introduction into clinical observation skills
- Basic clinical observations
- Obtaining consent
- Hand Hygiene
- Breathing/respiratory rate
- Pulse rate/heart rate
- Body temperature
- Blood pressure
- Oxygen saturations
- Peak flow testing
- Blood glucose testing (blood sugar)
- Basic neurological observations
- Caring for an unconscious patient
- Urine testing
- Body mass index
- Assessing patients’ skin
- Supporting medication administration
- Sepsis awareness
- Additional online learning resources
Aims of the course
This online basic patient observations training course aims to enable health and social care support workers and healthcare assistants to confidently and competently take, record and report clinical observations.
On completion of this basic patient observations training e-learning course, you will be required to complete an online assessment (pass mark of 80%). If you don't pass the first, don't worry! You can take the online test as many times as you need with no extra charge.
On successful completion of this basic patient observations training e-learning course, you will be able to download, save and/or print a quality assured CPD certificate. Our CPD certificate can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit (recognised internationally).
All of our online training courses and programs are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
It is beneficial to also look at the following courses:
- Anaphylaxis Training Level 2
- Basic Life Support Level 2
- Emergency First Aid Level 2
- Clinical Skills Training Courses & Programs
This online basic patient observations training can be taken as a standalone CPD course or as part of our online patient & clinical observations training package or the wider online candidate mandatory training courses.
What are basic patient observations?
Basic patient observations are regular measurements and documentation of physiological observations (also known as clinical observations; patient observations, vital signs or simply "obs"). The basic observations are essential requirements for patient assessment and the recognition of clinical deterioration.
The core basic patient observations are:
- Pulse/heart rate
- Blood pressure
- Oxygen saturations
Why is clinical observations training important?
Nurses and healthcare assistants (HCAs) spend a lot of time with patients/clients in their roles as part of the wider health/clinical care team. This means that they have a lot of opportunities to observe patients/clients, to monitor how they are progressing and to spot any problems early. These can then be escalated to senior or more experienced staff so that the appropriate interventions can be commenced to stop the patient deteriorating further.
This basic observation training course has been designed for healthcare assistants and other clinical staff who are looking to improve their medical skills and knowledge and will enable them to be employed within hospital environments.
To complete this basic patient observations training e-learning course, you will need access to a computer device, e.g., desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone device.
Our basic patient observations training e-learning courses are suitable for:
- Those who are looking to improve their knowledge of the subject area
- Those whose jobs require periodic continuing professional development (CPD)
- Those who need to show evidence as part of their professional registration requirements, e.g., doctors, nurses and allied health professionals
What is the Skills for Health’s UK ‘Core Skills Training Framework’?
There is increasing recognition that there are wide variations in the quality and consistency of healthcare training provided across the UK.
To minimise these challenges, The Mandatory Training Group works with various UK health and social care organisations to develop statutory and mandatory training courses in line with Skills for Health’s UK Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF).
This includes mandatory training courses in the Skills for Health’s UK Core Skills Training Framework – CSTF Statutory Mandatory Training Subject Guide Version 1.3 , Skills for Health Clinical Care UK Core Skills Training Framework Subject Guide April 2015 and other awareness courses for health and social care workers.
This basic patient observations training ELearning course was developed in line with the CSTF learning outcomes.
Why train with The Mandatory Training Group?
The benefits of using our accredited e-learning courses in the workplace include:
- National Skills Academy for Health national delivery partner
- UK accredited e-learning provider
- An approved UK training centre
- Ofqual accredited qualifications
- Nationally recognised CPD certificates
- Free blended learning environment to support existing training
- Access your online training immediately
- Highly interactive e-learning portal
- Substantial cost reductions (no travel fees & other expenses)
- Embrace the benefits of eLearning for healthcare providers
- Significant man hour reductions
- Online training only takes as long as the learners needs
- Low carbon footprint through e learning
- Over 200 online CPD courses
- Repository of online learning materials and assessment
- Fully qualified and experienced trainers, instructors and assessors
- Subject matter experts and content developers
- Convert your existing classroom courses to e-learning courses
- All training courses based on latest guidance and best practice
You can also browse our e-learning course catalogue to find out more about our statutory and mandatory training courses. Alternatively, contact our Support Team on 02476 100090 or via Email, stating your specific e-learning requirements.