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Clinical Obs for HCAs & Intro to LTCs

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9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Thursday 2nd July 2020

Who Should Attend?

This training is suitable for HCA’s in Primary Care

Learning Outcomes

This practical and theory core skills training has been specifically designed for HCA’s in Primary Care who are developing their role in the care and management of patients.
By the end of this session Candidates will have gained the necessary knowledge and skills and having completed practical assessment and competencies at their work place - working from their Practice Protocols, will be able to carry out their role safely and effectively. Including undertaking of physiological measurements:
Blood Pressure
Waist Circumference
Pulse oximetry
Blood glucose - theory
Urine Testing - (collection/handling/storage/transport) theory

An understanding of:
Relevant Legislation/National Guidelines/Policies.
The physiological states that can be measured.
The preparation and undertaking of physiological measurements.
The recording and reporting of results.
The major factors that influence changes in physiological measurements.
A few common conditions which require recording of physiological measurements.
Specimen Procedures - collection/labelling/packing/storage/transport.

NB Candidates need to bring relevant equipment to this session – thermometer/Peak Flow meter & disposable mouth pieces/sphygmomanometer -aneroid & digital/stethoscope/measuring tape.
Alcohol wipes.

This interactive session will include group discussion.

Max Participants: 7

Venue Information

Leap Valley Surgery


Beaufort Road
BS16 6UG

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