Effects of the Care Certificate on healthcare assistants’ ability to identify and manage deteriorating patients
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Effects of the Care Certificate on healthcare assistants’ ability to identify and manage deteriorating patients

Sandie Michelle Haigh Resuscitation officer, Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Doncaster, England
Joanne Garside Director of health partnerships, University of Huddersfield School of Human and Health Sciences, Huddersfield, England

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.e1798

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sandiehaigh@hotmail.co.uk

Conflict of interest

None declared

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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