Clinical Skills Including Long Term Conditions

Clinical Skills Including Long Term ConditionsHealth Care Assistants (HCA’s) are a valuable addition to the health care team and they play a vital role in today’s health care economy. Specific, high quality training courses for HCA’s is therefore vital. This course provides the theoretical and the practical clinical frameworks to enable the Health Care Assistant to develop their role. It also includes practical workshops.  The course is interactive and discussions will be encouraged.

Duration 3 day
Cost For prices please follow the link on the right to our Eventbrite page
Includes All course materials and certificate of attendance
Accreditation The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) 18 CPD points awarded on completion.

Aims and Objectives

  • Explore and understand the role of the health care assistant
  • Understand the importance of safe clinical practice
  • Comprehensively cover the fundamental skills applicable to health care assistants

Course Contents

  • Roles responsibilities and accountability
  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Dementia
  • Hypertension
  • CHD
  • Diabetes Type 1 and 2 and blood glucose monitoring
  • Health Screening (NHS Checks)
  • Health Promotion and patient self management
  • Health coaching
  • 12 Lead ECG’s and AF
  • Stroke
  • Urinalysis
  • Respiratory System
  • Peak Flows
  • Spirometry
  • Ischaemic Heart Disease
  • Cardiovascular Risk Assessment
  • Pulse
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • The importance of temperature
  • Pulse Oximetry
  • Respiratory system
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Urinalysis and FOB-the bowel
  • Fluid balance
  • Medication
  • 12 lead ECGs
  • Accountability
  • Boundaries
  • Law
  • Competence
  • Supervision
  • Communication and consultation skills
  • Safeguarding
  • Documentation and record keeping
  • Consultation styles

Who Should Attend?

This course is tailored for Health Care Assistants working in general practice, primary or secondary health care settings and nursing homes.

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