Healthcare Assistant (HCA) Clinical Skills Workshop


Healthcare Assistant Clinical Skills Workshop

  • The HCA Clinical Skills Workshop is designed to provide learners with the underpinning concepts to explore their knowledge and clinical skills in the healthcare setting.  HCAs are valued members of the nursing team, they  need to be supported by registered Practitioner to enhanced their skills, and to deliver safe evidence based practice. HCAs must not be expected to perform tasks for which they are deemed competent to perform (RCN, 2011).

Aims of the workshop:

  • The aim of the course is to provide learners with knowledge, skills and necessary attitudes to participants regarding Healthcare Clinical Complex Skills’ updates at workplace that enable them to practice comprehensive assessment, critical thinking skills and total quality care to their patients.

Course Details
Day 1

  • Legislation and National Guidelines
  • Professional Code of Conduct
  • History of HCA
  • Roles and Responsibility
  • Principles of Consent for Treatment
  • Arenas of Accountability
  • The Importance of Interpersonal Skills
  • Risk Assessment
  • The Person Centred Care
  • Consent for care and treatment
  • Admission Guidelines
  • Infection prevention and Control
  • Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI)
  • Non Touch Technique
  • Anatomy and Physiology Blood Vessels
  • Venepuncture and Cannulation Procedure
  • Nerves of the Arm
  • Veins Selection Site
  • Factors to Consider that may affect the Venepuncture/Cannulation Procedure
  • The Blood Collection System
  • Cannulation and Venepuncture Practical
  • Neurological System
  • AVPU Scale
  • Pain Assessment
  • Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS)
  • Classification of Brain Injury
  • Causes of a Decreased Level of Conscious
  • Signs & Symptoms of Raised Intracranial Pressure (ICP)
  • Pupillary Light Reflex (PLR)
  • Pupils Sizes
  • Respiratory System
  • Factors Affecting Ventilation
  • Respiratory Failures Type 1 and Type 2
  • Causes of Respiratory Failure
  • Breathing Patterns Assessment
  • Oxygen Delivery Systems
  • High-Flow Systems
  • Nasal Cannula (Prongs)
  • Simple Face Mask (SFM)
  • Non Rebreathing Mask
  • PEAK Flow Measurement

Day 2

  • The Cardiovascular System
  • Electrocardiography (ECG)
  • Indications for ECG
  • ECG Lead Placement Practical
  • Chest Lead Application
  • Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Observation – Pulse/Respiration
  • Blood Pressure and Temperature
  • Management of Hypertension
  • National Early Warning Score (NEWS)
  • NEWS Guidelines
  • NEWS Escalation Pathway
  • Anatomy of Kidney
  • Indication for Urine Testin
  • Urine Collection and Dip Stick Testing
  • Urine Collection in Catheter
  • Urinary Catheter Removal
  • Stool Collection
  • Indication for Stool Specimen Collection
  • Bone Fracture
  • Back slab Plaster Cast
  • Plaster cast or back  Slab Care Practical
  • Diabetes Awareness – Type 1 and Type 2
  • Types and Management of Diabetes
  • Recommended Target Blood Glucose Level
  • Blood Sugar Testing Practical
  • Washing and Bathing
  • Benchmarking for Personal and Oral Hygiene
  • Wound Management
  • Principles of Wound Management
  • Wound Drainage Assessment
  • Wound Closures Management
  • Number of Factors to consider in
  • Cleansing the wound
  • Pressure Ulcer
  • Classification of Pressure Ulcer Severity
  • Pressure Ulcer Prevention
  • Recordkeeping and Documentation
  • Knowledge  and Skills Competency Assessment COMPLETED


Target Audience: Healthcare Support Worker , Senior Carer, HCAs and Nursing Associates
Duration: 0930-1730
Fee: £240
Lunch will not be provided only Tea and coffee will be provided in the morning and during breaks.

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Healthcare Assistant Clinical Skills Workshop

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