Baseline Observations

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Course Title:  Baseline Observations

Course length 3 hours

Maximum number to attend 12

This course is aimed at all staff who will be required to undertake baseline observations within their role.  This will include normal ranges and potential causes for outside normal range results.The course has practical elements along with a short test at the end.


                                                                                                                                                     

Learning Outcome

Assessment Criteria


Introduction   Observations

 

Blood  Pressure

 

Pulse

         Identify  and understand the initial baseline observations to be carried out.



What is blood pressure?


Range of blood pressures 


High blood pressure


Low blood pressure


Different blood pressure monitors


Practice using manual and digital machine.


         Areas  to take a pulse reading


         Ranges  of pulse rates, high/low/normal


         Practical  on assessing pulse rate


Temperature

         Understand  how temperature is regulated


         Identify  where body temperature is taken from


         Explain  how temperature is measured


         Identify  normal body temperature


         Understand  different types of thermometers


         Explain  the difference between fever and hypothermia


         Identify  possible causes of high/low body temperature


 

         Explain respiratory rate  and normal ventilation.


Respiratory Rate

         Be able to competently  record a respiratory rate.


 

         Practical on assessing  respiratory rate


Oxygen Saturation

         Understand the use of a  pulse oximeter


         Identify normal oxygen  level


         Practical using pulse  oximeter


Blood Sugar

         Explain blood glucose  levels.


         Understand the need for  glucose in the body.


         Identify normal blood  glucose levels


         Explain and identify the  differences


         Recognise the signs and  symptoms of hyperglycaemia / hypoglycaemia.


         Participate in a  practical demonstration of blood sugar monitoring.


Urinalysis

         Explain what urinalysis  is.


         Understand the need for  urine analysis


         Identify the common  components of a urine dipstick



 

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