Course provided by Future Learn

Study type: Online

Starts: Anytime

Price: Free

Overview

Identify and manage the risks of conducting health consultations remotely

During the current COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare professionals are rapidly moving to conduct consultations by phone, video call, or online. This is changing the way that healthcare is delivered now and will be delivered in future.

This course will provide healthcare professionals with the tools to conduct consultations and obtain basic observations remotely and safely, including basic triage.

You’ll learn how to conduct history taking virtually and take essential observations in a remote setting. You’ll also consider safe patient management and how to triage patients via remote consultations.

What topics will you cover?

  • Remote consultation and triage within a remote consultation
    -The risks with remote consultations
  • Taking observations within a remote consultation
  • Safeguarding
  • Red flags and risk stratification
  • The outcomes of remote consultations, safety netting and documentation

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

  • Available now

Who is the course for?

The course is designed for all healthcare professionals working in clinical practice where there’s a need to undertake remote consultations.

This may include pharmacists working in a community pharmacy or GP practice, non-medical prescribers including nurses and pharmacist, GPs, practice nurses, physicians associates, paramedics working in Advanced Clinical Practitioner roles, healthcare professionals working in outpatient clinics or telehealth, trainee doctors, pharmacy and nurse students, and students in secondary education considering training as a healthcare professional.

Who developed the course?

UCL (University College London)

UCL was founded in 1826. It was the first English university established after Oxford and Cambridge, and the first to open up university education to those previously excluded from it.