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
  • Arenas of Accountability
  • Roles and Responsibility
  • Principles of Consent for Treatment
  • The Importance of Interpersonal Skills
  • Risk Assessment
  • The Person Centred Care
  • Consent for care and treatment
  • Admission Guidelines
  • Infection prevention and Control- Hand Hygiene, Non touch technique
  • Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI)
  • Anatomy and Physiology Blood Vessels
  • Venepuncture and Cannulation Procedure Theory and Practical – Day 3
  • VIP Score Assessment Practical
  • Diabetes Awareness – Type 1 and Type 2
  • Recommended Target Blood Glucose Level
  • Blood Sugar Testing Practical
  • Neurological System
  • AVPU Scale
  • Universal Tool Pain Assessment
  • Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS)- Practical
  • Classification of Brain Injury
  • Causes of a Decreased Level of Conscious
  • Signs & Symptoms of Raised Intracranial Pressure (ICP)
  • Respiratory System
  • Breathing Patterns Assessment
  • Oxygen Delivery Systems
  • PEAK Flow Measurement Practical

Day 2

  • The Cardiovascular System
  • Electrocardiography (ECG) Theory and Practical
  • Observation – Pulse, Respiration , Blood Pressure and Temperature- Practical
  • National Early Warning Score (NEWS)- Practical
  • NEWS Escalation Pathway
  • Anatomy of Kidney
  • Urethral Catherisation- Urine Collection in Catheter, Catheter Insertion and Removal- Day 4
  • Indications for Urine Testing
  • Urine Collection and Urinalysis Practical
  • Stool Collection
  • Indication for Stool Specimen Collection
  • Intake and Output Recording- Practical
  • Bone Fracture
  • Back slab Plaster Cast Practical
  • Wound Assessment and Management
  • TIMES Assessment Tool
  • Wound Closures Management
  • Pressure Ulcer
  • Classification of Pressure Ulcer Severity
  • Pressure Ulcer Risk Assessment Tool- The Waterlow Score- Practical
  • Braden Pressure Ulcer Risk Assessment- Practical
  • Wound Dressing Practical
  • Personal and Oral Hygiene
  • Recordkeeping and Documentation
  • Knowledge and Skills Competency Assessment COMPLETED


Target Audience: Healthcare Support Worker , Senior Carer, HCAs and Nursing Associates
Duration: 4 Days
Fee: £350
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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