Vital Signs Training Course for Healthcare Assistants

Cost: £5.00+VAT

Welcome to our Vital Signs Training Course for Healthcare Assistants 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 Vital Signs Training Course for Healthcare Assistants online training module:

1. Introduction to Vital Signs:
• Definition and importance of vital signs
• Explanation of the different vital signs (temperature, pulse rate, respiratory rate, blood pressure)
• Understanding normal ranges for each vital sign

2. Temperature Monitoring:
• Techniques for accurately measuring body temperature (e.g., oral, axillary, tympanic, temporal)
• Identifying factors that can affect body temperature readings
• Recognizing abnormal temperature readings and appropriate actions to take

3. Pulse Rate Assessment:
• Proper technique for measuring pulse rate (e.g., radial, brachial, carotid)
• Understanding the significance of pulse rate in assessing overall health
• Identifying abnormal pulse rates and appropriate responses

4. Respiratory Rate Monitoring:
• Techniques for counting respiratory rate accurately
• Understanding the importance of respiratory rate in assessing respiratory function
• Recognizing abnormal respiratory rates and appropriate interventions

5. Blood Pressure Measurement:
• Introduction to blood pressure and its significance in healthcare
• Proper use and calibration of a sphygmomanometer
• Steps for accurately measuring blood pressure (e.g., positioning, cuff size, inflation, deflation)
• Understanding normal and abnormal blood pressure readings

6. Documentation and Recording:
• Importance of accurate and timely documentation of vital signs
• Proper methods for recording vital signs in patient records
• Ensuring confidentiality and data protection when handling patient information

7. Common Challenges and Troubleshooting:
• Identifying common challenges in measuring vital signs and potential solutions

8. Communication and Professionalism:
• Effective communication skills when interacting with patients during vital signs assessment
• Recognizing and reporting any concerns or abnormalities to the appropriate healthcare professionals

The learning outcomes are:

1. Understand the importance of vital signs in assessing a patient's health status.
2. Demonstrate knowledge of the different vital signs (temperature, pulse rate, respiratory rate, blood pressure) and their normal ranges.
3. Apply appropriate techniques for measuring and assessing each vital sign accurately.
4. Identify and interpret abnormal vital sign readings and take appropriate actions.
5. Demonstrate proficiency in documenting and recording vital signs in patient records.
6. Recognize common challenges and troubleshoot issues that may arise during vital signs assessment.
7. Demonstrate infection control practices and safety measures when measuring vital signs.
8. Communicate effectively and professionally with patients during the vital signs assessment process.
9. Understand the importance of confidentiality and data protection when handling patient information.
10. Apply knowledge and skills acquired to real-life scenarios through practical assessments.

We hope you find this module informative and beneficial for your professional development in Vital Signs Training Course for Healthcare Assistants 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.