Essential Clinical Skills (Face to Face Learning) – starting 4th July 2024

This 2-day course is taking place at Shortlanesend Village Hall, just outside Truro (TR4 9DU), on the 4th and 11th July 2024.  Starting at 9am and finishing by 5pm on both days.

Delegates from primary care should attend both days, but social care staff, who will not require the session on ECGs, may leave at 1pm on the second day.


This course is designed for health care assistants working in primary care and nursing homes, as well as registered nurses who might need a refresher. It is ideal as an entry level course for staff who need to develop their basic clinical skills to deliver safe and quality care to patients. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Undertaking physiological measurements [temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure (manual and electronic), oxygen saturation and conscious level.
  • Understand the procedure of venepuncture and obtain blood samples.
  • To understand the principles of ECG monitoring.
  • To be able to undertake a 12-lead ECG.
  • To recognise a normal ECG recording.

Delegates will receive a package of learning materials prior a week before the course start and will be asked to review this prior to attending.

Delegates will be asked to complete a supervised practice in their places of work prior independent practice. A checklist of supervision will be made available to supervisors. Once this is complete, they will be able to complete these skills independently. We may contact your manager to facilitate this.


This course is for staff working within the Cornwall health and social care. We reserve the right to cancel any ineligible bookings.

If you need to cancel a booked place on a course, please do so giving sufficient notice for the place to be reallocated. As per our terms and conditions, we reserve the right to charge for places cancelled less than 5 working days prior to the course start (unless otherwise stated), or failure to take up the place on the day of the course. This applies to both members and non-members of the Primary Care Education Programme.




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Essentials of Care (Face to Face Learning) - starting 4th July 2024 £0.00 Sold out
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Shortlanesend Village Hall, School Hill, Shortlanesend, Truro, TR4 9DU