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Preoperative Assessment Skills for HCAs

Duration: 2 Days - Start Time: 09:15 End Time: 16:30 - CPD Hours: 16 - Price: £0.00

A list of available dates can be found at the foot of this page.

Course Overview

A focussed two day programme that will provide education for this important group of health care workers. The course will provide knowledge and skills so that the learner can enhance their role within the preoperative assessment team.

Course Content

The Purpose of Pre operative assessment

Exploring the role of the HCA/Assistant Practitioner within the environment of Pre operative Assessment

Accountability and responsibility of the HCA / Assistant Practitioner

How to effectively identify the patient

The importance of discharge planning

Methods of communication

Relevance and recording of accurate medical history

Providing health information given to patient

Smoking cessation advice

Observations - normal values, how to perform, what they measure, how to record Basic respiratory and cardiac

Anatomy and Physiology


ECG recognising abnormal from normal

What is ASA status?

Clinical scenarios

Course Aims and Outcomes

  • To provide the HCA / Assistant Practitioner with the skills to work effectively within the inter professional team of Pre operative Assessment
  • To recognise the relevance of observation outcomes

Course Attended By

Course Venues and Prices

    This course is now only provided In-House for groups of people. Please contact us for a quote and further details on: or phone: 017687 73030.

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Professionals training professionals

M&K Update Ltd, The Old Bakery, St Johns Steet, Keswick, Cumbria, CAI2 5AS.

Tel: 017687 73030
Fax: 017687 81099

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