Healthcare Assistant Preoperative Assessment - CPD (minimum 10 attendees)


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Our Preoperative Assessment Healthcare Assistant Course is now University CPD accredited. This course serves as an introduction to the role of the Support Worker/Assistant in Preoperative Assessment but also serves as update for more experienced staff. Course covers public health, medicines management, observations, Preoperative investigations & ECG recording and checklist.

The aim of this CPD module is to provide Support Worker/Healthcare Assistants with the building blocks for safe and evidenced-based practice in Preoperative Assessment. This module has three distinct but interrelated and interdependent elements. The first being one virtual teaching day via our Zoom pro platform, then 3 months access to our online learning resources, followed by assessment of competencies practice. All three elements have a clear focus on high quality and safe clinical practice and are based on a sound evidence based, clinical policies, guidelines and best practice.

The CPD module utilises a variety of teaching methods to ensure that the lessons are interesting and relevant to practice. You will find unique expert video presentations and relevant key resources. These learning materials are essential in meeting the learning outcomes and for completing the competences in practice. 

At the end of the online element of the course you will be asked to complete a quiz and an evaluation form. A certificate of completion will then be forwarded to you. You will then need to complete the competencies in practice with the support of a competent mentor/supervisor or colleagues.

The module is equivalent to a minimum of 11 hours CPD (7 virtual, 4 online) plus hours to complete competencies in practice.

You are encouraged to include both the certificate, learning outcomes and the completed competency framework within your professional portfolio and your work-based appraisal process as evidence of your continuing professional development. 

Watch our preview presentation below to find out how if all works!

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Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding of the development of the SW/HCA role in Preoperative Assessment. Can explain the drivers, understands the process of delegation and the RCN first steps.
  • Understands the importance of the specialised knowledge and skill-set required.
  • An understanding how lifestyle can affect health and outcomes from anaesthesia & surgery. Understands the role of primary care with regard to the public health agenda.
  • Gain up-to-date knowledge in Medicines Management and applying this in practice under supervision.
  • Be able to take an objective Preoperative Assessment history if trained and this has been delegated by a registered practitioner.
  • Assessing baseline observations and understands when to report to the Registered Practitioner.
  • Able to implement Preoperative Assessment investigation policy under supervision from a Registered Practitioner.
  • Able to record and ECG effectively so that the results can be interpreted easily.
  • Understands how to apply a basic checklist to an ECG so that abnormalities can be reported to the Registered Practitioner.

If you need more information about this course? - please contact us we will be very pleased to help.

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