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Physiological Observations

Subject category: Nursing and Health Care

Course overview

This course has been developed to provide staff with the knowledge and skills required in order for them to take and record temperature, heart rate, respiratory rate, blood pressure, oxygen saturation and level of consciousness. The session will cover best practice in these skills, the ‘track and trigger’ system and the effective recording and reporting of findings.
This course is delivered using a range of methods and resources including:
Case studies, group discussions, small group activities, clinical equipment and DVD clips.
This course has been developed and mapped to:
NICE Guidelines: Acutely Ill Patients in Hospital
And the following QCF unit:
Undertake Physiological Measurements 

Course content

Temperature, heart rate, respiratory rate, blood pressure, oxygen saturation and conscious level
Normal ranges of clinical observations
Monitoring and recording of observations
National Early Warning Score (NEWS), The 'Track and trigger' system
Reporting on observations
Emergency situations

Learning outcomes

Describe the physiological observations of temperature, heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen saturation and conscious level
Identify the normal ranges of clinical observations
Explain the monitoring and recording of observations
Describe the NEWS and ‘track and trigger’ system
Recognise how to respond in an emergency situation
Identify current evidence-based practice


6 hours

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