Mastering the Art of Clinical Observations: Your Path to Proficiency

Join us on a journey where keen observation becomes the cornerstone of exceptional healthcare!

What is a Clinical Observation?

Clinical observation is the systematic process of observing and recording a patient's physical condition, behaviour, symptoms, and vital signs in healthcare settings. It plays a pivotal role in patient assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, and progress monitoring. Healthcare providers use clinical observation techniques like measuring vital signs and conducting physical examinations to gather essential information for personalized care. This practice also enables the early detection of warning signs and the timely prevention of complications, ensuring the highest standard of patient care and safety.

About our Clinical Observations Level 2 (VTQ) Training Course

The ProTrainings Clinical Observations Level 2 training course is a comprehensive program designed to enhance healthcare professionals' skills in patient assessment and observation. It provides practical knowledge and hands-on training to help participants recognize critical symptoms, take vital signs, conduct physical examinations, and effectively communicate their observations within the healthcare team. This course equips healthcare providers with the expertise needed to improve patient care, make informed decisions, and contribute to better patient outcomes.

More about our Clinical Observations Level 2 (VTQ) Training Course

Preview the course content:

Section 1

Course Introduction and Patient Deterioration

17 mins
7 videos
This section includes:
  • Introduction to Clinical Observations course 1:54
  • Soft signs of possible deterioration 1:44
  • RESTORE2™ 2:15
  • and more...
Section 2

Using Penlights to Assess a Patient

2 mins
1 videos
This section includes:
  • Penlights 2:47
Section 3

Blood Pressure

14 mins
3 videos
This section includes:
  • Blood Pressure 2:32
  • Blood Pressure Cuffs 5:50
  • Blood pressure 6:26
Section 4


6 mins
2 videos
This section includes:
  • The Pulse 3:58
  • Pulse Points 2:14
Section 5

Taking the Temperature

3 mins
2 videos
This section includes:
  • 2:11
  • Taking the temperature - medical settings 1:46
Section 6


15 mins
4 videos
This section includes:
  • Stethoscopes and Auscultation 4:59
  • Respiration and Breathing 3:08
  • Peak Flow 3:39
  • and more...
Section 7

Oxygen Saturation

7 mins
2 videos
This section includes:
  • Pulse oximetry 2:44
  • Pulse and pulse oximetry in the medical sector 4:58
Section 8

Blood Sugar Levels

13 mins
3 videos
This section includes:
  • Diabetes 5:17
  • Blood Sugar Testing 3:24
  • Blood sugar testing 5:11
Section 9


6 mins
3 videos
This section includes:
  • What is urinalysis? 1:31
  • The stages of urinalysis 2:47
  • How to use urine test strips 1:44
Section 10

Course Summary

2 mins
1 videos
This section includes:
  • Course Summary 2:07

Three Easy Steps to learning about Clinical Observations Today

1 Pay

Sign up and pay £24.95 + VAT and start your training straight away or enquire for group rates. You will receive 8 months of access to the videos, a printable student manual, an optional weekly video refresher email and a 1-year certificate and 3 hours certified CPD credits. Learn more

2 Pass

Take the video training and multiple choice test. Don't worry, you get another try if you don't pass. And your progress is saved, so you can leave and come back as often as you like. Learn more

3 Print

Print your certificate and verified CPD time statement and that's it! Your training is complete until it's time to renew again. So you don't forget, we'll send you a reminder email when your training is expiring.Learn more

Frequently Asked Questions

Which occupations use this course?

The Clinical Observations Level 2 (VTQ) Course is perfect for:

  • Care staff
  • Volunteers in care
  • Medical staff
  • Anyone with an interest in learning more

What is CPD and why is having Certified CPD important?

CPD stands for Continuous Professional Development and is required in many business sectors. Even if you do not require a set CPD credit level, having Certifed CPD ensures the quality of training. ProTrainings are the highest gold standard of CPD ensuring that all courses are externally verified and mapped to the highest levels.

What is "SCORM ready" and will courses run on a LMS?

SCORM Ready means that online courses can run on any compatible Learning Management System (LMS). SCORM courses run seamlessly on your existing LMS system without a separate login so staff only login using the existing company system. ProTrainings online courses have an advanced SCORM ready system to give more features than any other company.

Do I receive a certificate after completing your online training?

Yes, when you complete the online course you will be able to download and print a compliant completion certificate, evidenced-based learning statement to confirm course content and a certified CPD statement. There is no extra charge for the certificate.  You can also buy a printed certificate to be posted to you for a small extra fee.

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Benefits of Choosing ProTrainings for your Clinical Observations Course

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