Introduction to Clinical Observation Online Training

Cost: £5.00+VAT

Welcome to our Introduction to Clinical Observation online Training. Upon completion, you will receive a certificate of completion. The course duration is approximately 1 hour and will earn you 1 CPD point. You have 6 months from the date of purchase to finish this training.

This module covers various topics related to Introduction to Clinical Observation online training module:

1. Introduction to Clinical Observation:
• Importance and purpose of clinical observation in healthcare
• Role and responsibilities of a healthcare worker in conducting clinical observation
• Legal and ethical considerations

2. Types of Clinical Observation:
• Vital signs monitoring (e.g., temperature, blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate)
• Pain assessment
• Neurological assessment
• Skin assessment
• Mental health assessment
• Observation of physical mobility and functional status

3. Understanding Clinical Observation Tools and Techniques:
• Overview of commonly used clinical observation tools (e.g., pain scales, Glasgow Coma Scale)
• Proper use of observation equipment (e.g., thermometers, blood pressure monitors, stethoscopes)

4. Performing Clinical Observation:
• Step-by-step instructions on conducting different types of clinical observations
• Safety precautions and infection control measures
• Documentation and record-keeping guidelines

5. Recognizing and Responding to Abnormal Findings:
• Identifying abnormal clinical observation results
• Understanding the significance of abnormal findings
• Prompt reporting and escalation procedures

6. Communication and Interprofessional Collaboration:
• Effective communication with patients during clinical observation
• Collaborating with other healthcare professionals to ensure comprehensive care
• Providing feedback and updates to the healthcare team

7. Patient-Centered Care and Cultural Sensitivity:
• Considering individual patient needs and preferences during clinical observation
• Respecting cultural, religious, and personal beliefs
• Ensuring privacy and dignity of patients during observation

8. Continuous Professional Development:
• Importance of ongoing learning and skill development in clinical observation
• Resources and opportunities for further education and training

The learning outcomes are:

1. Understand the importance of clinical observation in healthcare and the role of the healthcare worker in conducting observations.
2. Identify and describe different types of clinical observation, including vital signs monitoring, pain assessment, neurological assessment, skin assessment, mental health assessment, and observation of physical mobility and functional status.
3. Demonstrate knowledge of commonly used clinical observation tools and techniques, including proper use of equipment.
4. Perform clinical observations accurately and safely, following appropriate infection control measures and safety precautions.
5. Recognize and respond to abnormal findings during clinical observation, understanding the significance and importance of prompt reporting and escalation.
6. Communicate effectively with patients during clinical observation, respecting their needs, preferences, and cultural beliefs.
7. Collaborate with other healthcare professionals to ensure comprehensive patient care, providing feedback and updates as necessary.
8. Understand the principles of patient-centered care and maintain privacy and dignity during clinical observation.
9. Recognize the importance of continuous professional development in clinical observation and identify resources for further education and training.
10. Successfully complete the assessment and demonstrate the acquired knowledge and skills in clinical observation.

We hope you find this module informative and beneficial for your professional development in Introduction to Clinical Observation online training module.

If you need more information about this course, please contact Train Healthcare directly at 0208 3266 704 or email
Please note that refunds are not available for online training purchases.

Nursing and Midwife Council's (CPD Points).

It is necessary to complete 35 hours (35 Nursing CPD Points) of relevant CPD within the three-year period since your last registration renewal or since joining the register.
Of these 35 hours (35 Nursing CPD Points), a minimum of 20 hours (20 Nursing CPD Points), should be dedicated to participatory learning, which involves engaging in activities that facilitate interaction with other professionals.