Basic Observation Training


This basic observation training course aims to help staff increase their healthcare knowledge through teaching them how to take observations and accurately document and report the findings.

The course is suitable for both care assistants and nurses.

The course will include practical elements across a variety of different observation techniques.

My staff loved the course and now feel confident to take observations from our service users.

Basic Observation Training Course Summary

  • Vital signs – pulse, blood pressure (manual and with a machine), respiration rate, oxygen saturation
  • Vital sign – language associated with
  • Neurological observations
  • Aseptic technique
  • Hand washing technique
  • Urinalysis and how to obtain samples – catheter, continent and incontinent person
  • Axillary, oral, tympanic temperature
  • Blood sugar monitoring
  • Infection control, record keeping, consent and confidentiality will also be discussed.

Learning Outcomes

On completion delegates will be able to confidently take any of the observations mentioned above and show a much improved awareness and knowledge of each aspect.

How Many Can Attend Training?

We will run this course for a maximum of 12 delegates – however for larger groups we can either provide multiple trainers on the same day or run multiple days to get everyone trained.

Who Will Conduct The Training?

One of our expert clinical tutors, these are either Nurses or Doctors with an abundance of clinical and complex care experience and knowledge – so you’ll be in great hands!

We will let you know who is doing the training in advance, you can check out their skills and experience by finding them on our meet the team page.


This course lasts 4 to 6 hours.


Delegates will be issued with certificates of attendance valid for a period of 1 year.

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