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HCA in General Practice course (Day2)

26 August 2021 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Please join us for the HCA in general Practice course on the 25th and 26th of August. Attendees should ideally attend both days.


09h00 – 12h00 Introduction to Diabetes

  • Understanding diabetes and common symptoms Taking Weight, BMI, waist circumference ratio Urine Dipstick. How to take a blood sugar.
  • QOF indicators and diabetes NICE guidelines
  • Blood results and what they can show
  • Blood glucose control and measurement
  • How to recognize signs of vascular disease and neuropathic conditions
  • Performing a Part 1 diabetes foot exam
  • Completing QOF template for diabetes
  • Recognising hypoglycaemia and its treatment and management

13h00 – 16h00 Asthma and COPD

  • Overview of Asthma and COPD
  • Anatomy and physiology of the lungs and respiration
  • Factors affecting normal lung function
  • Identifying common signs and symptoms associated with respiratory conditions.
  • Explore conditions that may be associated with breathlessness.
  • What is spirometry and how to care for equipment
  • Use of Sats monitor and peak flow meter.
  • Educating patients on inhaler technique
  • Completing QOF template for respiratory review
  • Overview of drugs used to treat asthma
  • When to alert senior clinicians
  • Recording and reporting

Self directed study

  • Audio recording – Safeguarding Adults Level 3
  • Audio recording – Infection control in general practice