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Basic Health Observations

3 July, 2019 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Fully funded

One day

Course Description

This course covers physical observations and understanding vital signs, such as Respiratory rate, oxygen saturations and blood pressure, including what affects the measurements. Learners will also have a chance to practice these observations.

The course also covers care of the unconscious patient, track and trigger systems, National Early Warning Scores (NEWS), and recording tracking.

Learning Outcomes

Learners will be able to:

  • Understand physical observations – look, listen, feel and smell
  • Have a basic understanding of vital signs, such as temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure, SPO2, BM and Glasgow coma scale
  • Be able to conduct vital sign measurements
  • Have an understanding of specimens, such as urine, stools and vomit
  • Have an understanding of documentation of health observations
  • To have an awareness of ‘Track and Trigger’ systems


It is expected from the learners to be able to take vital signs and interpret the results in order to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions and to be able to sign post appropriately to other health professionals.

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Disclaimer: Please note that this course is fully funded for Standard, Silver and Gold members only. Associate Members will incur a cost for this training. For more details, please email enquiries@hcpa.info before booking.

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3 July, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fully funded
Courses Category:
Aimed at:
Managers, Training Co-ordinators, HR staff, Deputy staff, Senior staff, Care Staff, Team Leaders, Registered Nurses
Service User focus:
Dementia, Elderly, Learning Disability, Autism, Drug misuse
Care Setting focus:
Residential, Homecare, Care Home, Flexicare, Supported Living, Nursing Home, Hospice