This short course is designed for nurses seeking to review initiatives being implemented for the early recognition of the deteriorating patient. It will provide an overview of the importance of patient safety, as well as core skills in rapid assessment and early intervention to prevent deterioration. Skills-based workshops will allow participants to apply the knowledge gained.
This short course is conducted over two days and is equivalent to 14 continuing professional development (CPD) hours. Please note that this program is subject to change.
Date and location
We are currently finalising our calendar of CPD short courses for the first half of 2017. If you would like to be informed when dates are announced, you can register for email notifications.
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|RN member $327.00||RN non-member $385.00|
|EN member $269.00||EN non-member $327.00|
Key learning outcomes
On completion participants will be better able to:
- recognise risk factors for deterioration
- take a systematic approach to patient assessment
- communicate effectively with the interdisciplinary team
- undertake critical analysis to enable clinical decisions and planning of patient care
- anticipate changes in patient condition and intervene appropriately.
|Welcome and introductions|
Introduction to the deteriorating patient
Risk factors contributing to deterioration
Observation, documentation and measurement
Escalation protocols and rapid response systems
Communication to get assistance
|4.30pm||Questions, overview and end of day one|
Early recognition of the deteriorating and unstable patient and clinical decision-making workshop
How to address and appropriately manage the deteriorating patient through case presentations
Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea breaks are included in this session
Evaluation and finish