The Care Certificate, launched in England in 2015, safeguards patients by ensuring all new healthcare assistants (HCAs) undertake a structured educational programme so that they can provide appropriate, safe and high standards of care in clinical settings. This article describes a service evaluation that aimed to identify the effects of the Care Certificate on HCAs’ confidence and ability to identify, and initiate management of, unwell patients independently.
Nursing Management. doi: 10.7748/nm.2019.e1798Peer review
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Haigh S, Garside J (2019) Effects of the Care Certificate on healthcare assistants’ ability to identify and manage deteriorating patients. Nursing Management. doi: 10.7748/nm.2019.e1798
Published online: 24 April 2019
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