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Unit 6: Perform point-of-care testing during NHS Health Check assessments

Unit 6 requires the learner to understand, prepare and perform point-of-care testing. This unit is linked to competence five: risk assessment in the NHS Health Check competence framework and derived from the Skills for Health National Occupational Standards CHS217.

Tip! 

- Use the learner workbook to capture and evidence how to achieve the learning outcomes. 

- Use the supporting materials to develop your skills, knowledge and understanding. 

- Trainers and assessors should refer to the assessor workbook to get tips on what to look for when assessing the learner.

Learning outcomes:

1. Understand the procedures involved in the calibration of equipment for use during NHS Health Check assessments

2. The learner will be able to perform calibration of equipment for use in NHS Health Check assessments

3. The learner will be able to conclude and report on tests on equipment for use in NHS Health Check assessments

Supporting materials:

NHS Health Check best practice guidelines

Point-of-care testing

POCT training QA fact sheet - Bristol City Council

External online resources:

RCN - HCA First Steps - Infection Control - Waste Streams (sharps)

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