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9 hours
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No formal qualification
9 CPD hours / points
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Adult Patient Care is an inclusive task and regarded as one of the most in-demand jobs. You need to master a good range of subjects that come in handy. A carer must have adequate knowledge so that they can work in diverse healthcare settings and people can rely on them. From acute care settings to, sub-acute care settings, working in-home care and long-term care – they require to have all the understanding with proper awareness. And the applications of certain adult patient care also should be carefully executed and mindfully practised, sometimes you need to manage some situations impromptu.

Gain practical skills and theoretical understanding of adult patient care with this course, it is a course that covers all the required learning to be an efficient patient carer. Receive up-to-date knowledge, get familiarised with advanced technologies and become an accredited carer. Here, you’ll get precise training by the professionals, so that you can help the adults, the senior citizens, efficiently like a professional. Don’t lack behind, nourish your career now.

Why choose Adult Patient Care

  • 100% online program
  • No time limits. learn at your own pace.
  • Expert Instructors/Professional Trainers
  • A multinational student base
  • Video lessons
  • Further reading where necessary
  • Up-to-date curriculum and effective guidelines.
  • CPD Accredited Certification.
  • Instant Digital Certificate (Hardcopy available on-demand)

Learning Benefits of Adult Patient Care:

After successful completion of this Adult Patient Care course you will be able to demonstrate your understanding on:

  • The history of nursing and duties and abilities of a nurse
  • How to work on various health care situation
  • Legal, professional standards of practice and ethical aspects of health care
  • Doctor-patient confidentiality or implementation of P.L.R.C
  • Access to the patient records legislations
  • Mental capacity & mental health legislations
  • Drugs control, supervision, management & health protection legislations
  • Communication in the context of caregiving
  • Building rapport and strategies for overcoming communication barriers
  • Health, safety and hygiene in nursing
  • Infection control
  • Asepsis and medication administration in nursing, and many more!


9 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Quality Standards

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****Course Curriculum****

***Adult Patient Care***

Module1: Introduction to Nursing

  • The History of Nursing
  • Introduction to the job role
  • Duties and responsibilities of a nurse
  • Members of a healthcare team and their functions
  • Skills and Knowledge Required for Nurse
  • Personal qualities and attributes that help you to become a better nurse
  • Top Qualities of a Great Nurse
  • Summary

Module 2: Working in Different Healthcare Settings

  • Working in different types of healthcare settings
  • Working in acute care settings
  • Working in sub-acute care settings
  • Working in-home care and long-term care
  • Summary

Module 3: Understanding legal, professional standards of practice and ethical aspects of health care- Part 1

  • Doctor Patient Confidentiality or Implementation of P.L.R.C
  • Access to the Patient Records Legislations
  • Adult safeguarding and support Legislations
  • Abortion Legislations
  • Summary

Module 4: Understanding legal, professional standards of practice and ethical aspects of health care- Part 2

  • Mental Capacity & Mental Health Legislations
  • Drugs Control, Supervision, Management & Health Protection Legislations
  • The Code: Professional standards of practice and behaviour
  • Summary

Module 5: Effective Communication in Nursing

  • Need for Communication in Nursing
  • Communication in the Context of Caregiving
  • Forms of Communication
  • Types of Communication
  • Communication and Language Needs and Preferences
  • Building Rapport

Module 6: Health and Safety in Nursing

  • Fire Safety
  • Preventing Falls
  • Violence in the Workplace
  • Nursing Assistant Safety
  • Summary

Module 7: Hygiene in Nursing

  • Introduction to the Module
  • Topics to be Covered
  • Hygiene
  • Assessing the Client for Their Personal Hygiene Habits and Routines
  • Assessing and Intervening in the Client's Performance on their Activities of Daily Living
  • AM Care and PM Care

Module 8: Infection Control

  • Introduction to the Module
  • Topics to be Covered
  • What is Infection?
  • The chain of Infection
  • Decontamination of non-invasive shared equipment
  • Standard Precautions

Module 9: Asepsis in Nursing

  • Introduction to the Module
  • Topics to be Covered
  • What is asepsis?
  • Principles of asepsis
  • Stages of medical aseptic technique
  • Guidelines for Maintaining Medical Asepsis
  • Summary

Module 10: Medication Administration in Nursing

  • Introduction to the Module
  • Topics to be Covered
  • Who can administer which drugs, and under what circumstances?
  • Preparation of Medication for Administration
  • Introduction to Safe Drug Administration Procedure
  • 10 rights of medication administration

Module 11: Adult Care in Different Life Stages

  • Young Adults (20-40 Years)
  • Middle-Aged Adults (40-65 Years)
  • Older Adults (65 Years and beyond)
  • Considerations for Adults of all Age
  • Palliative Care
  • Summary

Module 12: Understanding Immune System in Nursing

  • Immune System
  • The role of immune system
  • The Structure of Immune System
  • The Parts of the Immune System
  • Innate Immune Response
  • Adaptive immune response
  • Vaccination (Please discuss within 2-3 short paragraphs)

Module 13: Rest and Sleep Management in Nursing

  • Physical and Emotional Benefits of Rest and Sleep
  • Normal Sleep
  • Factors that can affect Sleep
  • The Nursing Assistant’s Role in Promoting Rest and Sleep (Please discuss elaborately in bullet points)
  • Summary

Module 14: Mobility and Immobility Issues of Patients in Nursing

  • What is mobility?
  • Hazards of immobility
  • Nursing intervention
  • Assessing the client for mobility, gait, strength and motor skills
  • Providing Care to Clients with Immobility
  • Summary

Module 15: Pain Management for Nurses

  • What is pain?
  • An overview of the pain system
  • How do people respond to pain?
  • Recognizing and reporting pain
  • The Cause of Pain
  • Treatments for pain
  • Associations of pain with other symptoms
  • The Nursing Assistant’s role in managing pain
  • Summary

Module 16: Nutritionin Nursing

  • Essential Nutrients
  • The role of the nurse in nutritional support
  • Nurses’ role in preparing and serving food
  • How Nurses with a Background in Nutrition Can Help Patients
  • The Eatwell Plate
  • How to use Eatwell Plate
  • Guidelines for Serving Supplements, Nourishments, and Snacks

Module 17: Fluid and Electrolyte Balance

  • Body Fluids
  • Fluid and Electrolyte Transport
  • Fluid and Electrolyte Balance
  • 10 Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalances
  • Nursing Management for fluid and electrolyte imbalances
  • Summary

Module 18: Assisting with Elimination

  • Responsibilities of the Nursing Assistant
  • Elimination Equipment
  • Assisting with Bedpan
  • Assisting with Urinals
  • Assisting with Use of the Bedside Commode
  • Guidelines for Caring for the Patient with Incontinence
  • Promoting Normal Elimination
  • Summary

Module 19: Oxygenation in Nursing

  • Oxygen
  • Oxygen Treatment
  • Delivery Devices
  • Starting oxygen therapy
  • Ongoing care of patients requiring oxygen therapy in the acute setting
  • Competencies required for delivering oxygen therapy
  • Summary


After completing all the modules of the Adult Patient Care course, your learning will be assessed by an automated multiple-choice based exam. You may choose to participate in a Mock Exam before attending the course completion Final Exam with no extra cost.


The Adult Patient Care course provides transcripts and certificates. You can get a hard copy of the certificate for £9.99, a PDF version for £6.99, or both for £14.99. The transcript costs £2.99 in pdf format and £4.99 in paper format. For only £5.99, you can get both.

Who is this course for?

Existing professionals or newbies who work in this field can amplify their skills & knowledge of this topic with our internationally-recognised Adult Patient Care training, and it could make all the difference in escalating your career graph.

We know what Modern Online Learners are looking for – flexibility and accessibility. All of our courses are crafted and designed with those two words in mind. Grab a smart device or log in to your desktop to access our premium course contents. Don’t worry, our expert tutors and student assistants will be there for round the clock.

If you desire to learn and climb the ladder of success with your learning, we won’t ask for any specific prior education or experience. Enrol now in Adult Patient Care and start your learning journey.


Requirements for Enrolling Adult Patient Care:

  • No formal qualifications required, anyone from any academic background can take this Adult Patient Care course.
  • Access to any internet-enabled smart device.

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