Online Clinical Observations Level 2 (VTQ) Training Videos

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Taught by Keith Sleightholm
Video Playtime: 1 hour and 32 minutes
English English
Introduction to Clinical Observations course
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  • 24/7 on-demand video
  • Access on mobile
  • SCORM Ready! Works with your LMS
  • Follows UK & ERC guidelines
  • Endorsed by Skills for Care
  • 3.0 hrs CPD
  • Instant printable wall certificate
  • Weekly refresher video
  • Expiration reminder
  • Student manual

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Clinical Observations Level 2 (VTQ) At a Glance

  • Learn the basics of how to take clinical observations
  • Learn how to take accurate readings
  • SCORM compliant training
  • Skills for Care Endorsed training
  • Certified CPD
  • Engaging video online training
  • Available as video online, virtual, blended or face to face nationwide at your workplace
  • This qualification and most of the other ProTrainings qualifications are Endorsed by TQUK

in the first section, we look at how the course works and what you need to do. Then we look at the signs of deterioration and how to assess pain. There are different ways of making assessments and these are covered like the National Early Warning Score also known as NEWS2, RESTORE2 and SBAR. These will all help you make sense of the clinical observations that you make during your patient assessments.

The penlight is a simple low cost way of assessing a patient. We look at how to use a penlight to assess a patient and the things that you are looking at when you look at how the eyes react to light.

Taking a patients blood pressure and monitoring changes is a very good way of seeing base levels and improvement or determination of a patients health. We look at how to use blood pressure monitors and how to interpret the results. Blood pressure monitors come as simple wrist or arm units to trolley types and we cover these in this section.

The rate and type of pulse a patient has gives another indication of their health and whether they are stable, getting better or their health is deteriorating. In this section, we look at pulse points, taking the pulse and introduce. what pulse oximetry is and how to use a pulse oximeter. Pulse oximetry is also covered in a later section in more detail.

In this section, we look at two ways of taking a patient’s temperature using digital testers. The first is a non-contact digital thermometer which is used near to the patient’s head to read the temperature without actually touching the patient. The other thermometer we look at the ear thermometer which gives a reading from the ear but you do need to use covers to keep safe between patients.

In the respiratory section, we take a closer look at the respiratory system. We look at Stethoscopes and Auscultation and what to listen for, testing a patient’s peak flow and interpretation of the results of a patient’s respiration. We also hear more from a nurse on the types of respiration and understanding what you are trying to assess.

Pulse oximeters are used in many areas of the medical sector and have been found to help assess patients health very effectively for patients with COVID-19. We look at what they are and how to use them and cover different types from simple portable units to pulse oximeters built into patient observation trolleys.

Taking blood sugar levels is not just for a patient with known Diabetes. It is also a good indication of other health concerns. In this section, we look at what diabetes testers are and how to use them in your patient assessments.

Urinalysis is the testing of a patients urine to see what it contains and from that, we can see many different medical pointers to use to assess a patients condition or monitor existing medical conditions. In this section, we look at what urine tests are and how to take them using urine test strips.

In the final section, we look at how to review the course and take your final test in order to gain and download your completion certificate, evidence-based learning statement and Certified CPD statement. You will have access to this course for 8 months so you can review the course contents and see new videos as we add them.