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This Basic Observation training course has been designed for healthcare assistants who are looking to improve their medical skills and knowledge and will enable them to be employed within hospital environments.

Why, when and how observations are conducted, the normal range for each observation and how to record as well as action to be taken outside the range are also covered. A detailed and most invaluable course, observations covered include: temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure, oxygen saturation, blood sugar levels, observations of specimens, neurological observations, and how to care for an unconscious patient.

Course Summary

The syllabus covers such topics as:

  • Physical observations – look, listen, feel and smell
  • Vital signs – temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure, SPO2, BM and Glasgow Coma Scale
  • Specimens – urine, stool, vomit and sputum
  • Using NEWS2 tool to improve the detection and response to clinical deterioration in adult patients
  • Care of an unconscious patient
  • Practice conducting vital signs
  • Record keeping
  • ‘Track and Trigger’ systems

Face to Face Training

  • Max attendees: 15
  • Course length: 1 day

This course can be tailored to meet your specific requirements.


Webinar Training

  • Max attendees: 20
  • Single session: 2 hours

Tutor lead webinars delivering theory based learning. Any practical elements are demonstrated via instructional videos. There are no hands on practical’s involved in this webinar style delivery.


Make an enquiry

To make a booking – or for further course details – please contact us on telephone: 029 20 494969. You can also write to us for more information about all of our healthcare training courses.