About Observation Skills for Carers
This course goes through the main aspects of observing, following with record-keeping and reporting anything that might be concerning. This course is aimed at care staff in a range of different settings and ensures that they fulfil their duty of candour and their responsibility to report any concerns they may have.
How long will this course take?
This course takes 2 hours to be completed.
Who needs this training?
Care staff in diverse settings can benefit from this course, as it helps them fulfil their duty of candour and their responsibility to accurately report.
What are the main points covered?
The main points covered by the course are the importance of observing; what some practical observation skills are; the analysis of behaviour and keeping records and reporting concerns.
How is it delivered?
Courses are delivered in-house or online via webinar/e-learning for up to 12 people. We also hold open courses across the UK.
How do you get Certified?
This course is available via an in-house group course for up to 12 delegates. Choose for the course to be delivered either face to face or by a blended learning option, at a time and place convenient to you. Alternatively, learn through one of our scheduled courses at centres located across the UK. Upon completion of this course, a certificate will be awarded.
Observation Skills for Carers Course Outline
- What is an observation?
- The importance of observing.
- Practical observation skills.
- Analysis of behaviour.
- Developing and maintaining patterns.
- Keeping records and reporting concerns.
Observation Skills for Carers FAQs
Why is it important to take this course?
Making sure we understand a situation by analysing what is happening, a person’s reaction and behaviour can raise concerns about someone’s safety. Candidates in the care sector are responsible for the more vulnerable that cannot defend themselves.
What will I be able to do after completing this course?
Candidates who complete this course will be more prepared to fulfil their duty of candour and their responsibility to accurately report any concerns that may arise.
What is the analysis of behaviour, and why is it important?
Behaviour is everything a person says or does, so “analysis of behaviour” is the science that examines people’s actions to identify, explain and then predict their future behaviours. That is important as a person stuck in a pattern cannot notice it; therefore, they cannot break away from this pattern. You can report them by analysing their behaviour, to prevent more abuse.
Why is record keeping so important?
It is important to keep records because you can notify other care professionals of any concerns you might have, so they can be informed and keep an eye out for any situations that might become troublesome in the future.