Patient & Clinical Observation Skills

Patient & Clinical Observation Skills Training Course  In-House Patient & Clinical Observation Skills Training | Clinical Skills Training for Health & Social Care Welcome to The Mandatory Training Group's in-house...
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Patient & Clinical Observation Skills Training Course 

In-House Patient & Clinical Observation Skills Training | Clinical Skills Training for Health & Social Care

Welcome to The Mandatory Training Group's in-house patient and clinical observations training course. This patient & clinical observations training course was developed for nurses, healthcare assistants and other health and social care support workers. This practical clinical skills training course covers basic patient clinical observations, glasgow coma scale (GCS) assessment, vital signs parameters and the national early warning score (NEWS) that is now used across all NHS Trusts and other healthcare environments. 

Training venue: Any suitable UK venue

Maximum number of delegates: 12

Training Format: Blended learning, including practical demonstrations and assessments 

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How do I book for this practical clinical skills course?

To book this practical clinical observation skills training course at your venue, click the 'Buy Now' tab above, then follow the instructions to checkout. You can can contact us to arrange the most suitable date for your training

Alternatively, contact our Support Team on 02476 100090 or via Email, stating your training requirements. 

Why we provide this clinical observation skills course

Healthcare Assistants (HCAs) working in NHS Trusts and private sector hospitals and clinics are now required to show evidence that they have completed appropriate training and that they are competent to take and record basic clinical observations.

The Mandatory Training Group's clinical observation skills training course was designed for HCAs who are looking to improve their clinical skills and knowledge. This course provides the core skills for those looking to work in clinical environments.

This introductory clinical skills course gives you an understaning of why, when and how clinical observations should be taken, the normal and abnormal parameters and how to escalate clinical obdservations that are out of normal ranges. 

Who is this clinical observations training course for?

The Mandatory Training Group's clinical observations course was developed for registered nurses, healthcare assistants and other health and social care support workers. Many health and social care workers have invaluable experience in various aspects of care. However, it is essential that health and social care staff who have direct contact with patients and other service users develop the appropriate clinical observation skills.

Clinical observations training for social care settings

This practical clinical observations training course is also relevant for health and social care support workers, including those who care for unstable service users in nursing and residential homes, as well as those in domiciliary care settings (complex care settings). It is essential that health and social care support workers develop the appropriate knowledge and skills in monitoring, recording and reporting basic clinical observations.

Clinical observations training for agency workers

This patient and clinical observations course is particularly important for agency and locum healthcare assistants (HCAs) who work in NHS Trusts and private hospitals. It is important that recruitment and locum agencies ensure that all agency workers who are placed into hospital settings have the necessary skills and experience, and that they do not pit patients at risk. 

Implications of poor clinical skills

Delays in identifying and responding to potentially deteriorating staff often delay the commencement of interventions, investigations and treatments. Many patients get worse, or even die needlessly because of poor understanding and escalation of abnormal patient observations. 

Course aims and objectives

This practical patient & clinical 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. In addition, this online course aims to:

  • enable you to understand the reasons why patient clinical observations are taken;
  • recognise the limitations of their individual roles and responsibilities as part of taking, recording and reporting clinical observations
  • identify the equipment required to record clinical observations
  • be able to correctly use equipment in practice 
  • understand why clinical observations should be accurately recorded (in line with statutory and professional requirements for accurate record keeping)
  • identify the normal and abnormal parameters for routine patient observations
  • have an awareness of when and how to escalate concerns regarding out of range patient observations
  • be aware of you responsibilities regarding the management of a deteriorating patient 
  • An awareness of documents that are used in various NHS hospitals and other health and social care settings 

    What is covered in this clinical observations course?

    This practical clinical skills course gives you a broad understanding of how the anatomy and physiology relate to clinical observations. You will also learn about normal and abnormal clinical observations/vital signs, as well as how to report abnormal obsewrvations. Throughout the course, you will perform a range of clinical observations under supervision. The course covers the following:

    • Introduction into clinical observation skills
    • Basic clinical observations
    • Improtance of obtaining consent
    • Hand hygiene 
    • Breathing/respiratory rate
    • Pulse rate
    • Body temperature
    • Blood pressure
    • Oxygen saturation levels
    • Peak flow testing
    • Blood glucose testing
    • Urine testing
    • Body mass index
    • Assessing patients’ skin
    • Basic pain assessment
    • AVPU consiousness assessment 
    • Supporting medication administration
    • Sepsis
    • Additional online learning resources

    Assessment and certification

    You will be assessed throughout this practical clinical observation training course. On successful completion of the practical course, you will be awarded a CPD certificate of competence.

    Online clinical observations training course

    Some learners may want to just complete the online clinical observation skills course, then get signed off for the practical competence by their line managers or internal trainers.

    The Mandatory Training Group is happy to support organisations (including NHS Trusts; GP Practices & CCGs; Care Homes; Recruitment Agencies; Locum Agencies and indivuduals) with skills training. If you require just the online clinical observations training course, then just 'Add to Cart' (above) and follow the checkout instructions. 

    Click here to find out more about the online clinical observations training course

    This clinical observations course can be taken as a standalone CPD course or as part of our online clinical observation skills training package or the wider online candidate mandatory training courses.

    The course has additional online learning resources that provide more details for learners to refer to during the course and in practice.

    Course accreditation

    The content of this patient & clinical observations skills training course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines..

    What are patient & clinical observations?

    "Clinical observations skills are those basic skills required to competently and confidently assess a patient's health state, using vital signs such as checking the patient's breathing, pulse rate, blood pressure, body temperature and oxygen saturations"

    Why is this clinical observations course important?

    Healthcare assistants (HCAs) and other health and social care support workers (HSCSWs) support are an essential part of the health care multi-disciplinary team. An important part of their role includes supporting registered nurses, midwives and other health professionals, with the provision of patient care.

    Over the past decade, the roles and responsibilities of health care assistants has changed significantly. In part, the role has evolved because of the increasingly evolving needs of patients and the concurrent shift in the provision of health care and social care service provision. In addition, the now defunct role of the enrolled nurse and shortage of registered nurses in the UK has further contributed to the increasing demand for highly skilled health care assistants. 

    However, unlike registered nurses and other qualified health care professionals, there is a challenge in maintaining the continuing professional development of health care assistants. Health and social care organisations have a responsibility to ensure that non-qualified health care and social care staff have adequate training and are competent and confident to take, record and report clinical observations. 

    Clinical observations such as blood pressure, pulse/heart rate, respirations/respiratory rate, blood sugar levels and oxygen saturations are essential for clinical decision making and treatment. There is increased risk of serious adverse consequences in most health care settings, especially where health care assistants are not well trained. 


    Clinical observations skills - meeting employers' legal obligations

    The Mandatory Training Group's online and practical clinical observations skills course helps UK employers and employees alike to fulfil the legislative and regulatory framework. Our clinical observation skills training courses provide the essential knowledge and understanding to improve the quality of life for patients and other service users. 

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    How do I book this course?

    To enroll onto this e-learning course, please add the course to your basket. From there, you will be able to go to our secure checkout page to complete your booking. Please note: If you are booking the course for a friend or colleague, this can be stated in the notes section of the ‘basket’ area so our system knows the individual(s) needing to be enrolled.

    Once your payment has been confirmed, you will receive a booking confirmation email with a receipt. Immediately after purchase, you will receive an email with further instructions and unique login credentials to access your learner account. You will then need to follow the instructions and login to your learner account, where the course(s) booked will be ready for you to start!

    How does the course work?

    Our online training courses can be completed the on your desktop computer, laptop, tablet or mobile device anywhere there is an internet connection.

    These online training courses are self-paced, so learners have full control and flexibility on when they wish to complete. There is no deadline for completion, but the course will expire from a learners account after 365 days, whether it has been accessed or not. Learners are required to achieve 80% pass mark to successfully complete the course and achieve a certificate. Certificates achieved can be downloaded from the learner profile page.

    Refund policy

    We want you to be completely satisfied with your training. We offer a 14-day money-back guarantee if you are not 100% satisfied.

    To request a refund, you should email our support team with your receipt stating why you would like to be reimbursed. You, or your learners, must not complete the training to make a valid refund claim. Any courses that have been completed and those with certificates achieved will not be valid for a refund.

    Will the course work on multiple devices, such as tablets and mobile phones?

    We recommend using a desktop or laptop device for the best learning experience. These online courses can also be taken on tablet and mobile devices, e.g. iPads and iPhones.

    Is a specific internet web browser recommended?

    For the best possible experience, we recommend that learners use Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11 or Firefox. Please ensure there are no updates pending on your browser.

    How long do learners have to complete a course?

    There is no set completion time for this course. Learners can study in their own time at their own speed and may pause, leave and come back to the system to continue the training at any time.

    On successful completion of this 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).

    Learners are required to achieve a score of 80% or higher on the end of course assessment to successfully complete the course and achieve a certificate. Certificates achieved can be downloaded from the learner profile page.

    All our online training courses and programs are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

    Are you looking to buy this course for multiple members of staff or a large group?

    We offer very competitive volume discounts for users looking to enrol multiple candidates on to any of our online training courses & qualifications.

    Please call our Support Team on 024 7610 0090 or go to our E-Learning for organisations page for full details and pricing:

    E-Learning for Organisations – Volume Discounts
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