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Care of the Deteriorating Hospital Patient for HCAs

Duration: 1 Day(s)
CPD Hours: 8
Start Time: 09:15
End Time: 16:30

OVERVIEW

Most unanticipated admissions to critical care present slow and progressive physiological deterioration that is unnoticed by staff or is recognised but not appropriately managed.

Additionally, this course acknowledges the increasing complexity of patients’ conditions and interventions in general ward areas, and that critical care is a treatment rather than a place.

This course provides Senior Health Care Assistants and Nursing Associates the knowledge and skills to early recognise, escalate, and assist nursing and medical staff in the care of the deteriorating before and after the arrival of an emergency or outreach critical care team. 

CONTENT

Early Recognition and escalating concern of the deteriorating patient.

Skills to monitor and assist caring for the deteriorating and critically ill patient.

Safe transfer of the critically ill patient

Non-technical skills

Other Enhanced Skills and attitudes

AIMS AND OUTCOMES

At the end of this course Health Care Assistants and Nursing Associates will be able to:

  • Recognise the deteriorating and acutely unwell patient and immediately escalate to a registered healthcare professional.
  • Use strategies such as NEWS2 to identify patients at risk of deterioration.
  • Assist the registered nurse and medical staff during rapid assessment and management of the critically ill patient.
  • Contribute and monitor care to the deteriorating and critically ill patient.
  • Assist the registered nurse to apply monitoring to the patient requiring support.
  • Assist during the safe hospital transfer of the critically ill patient.
  • Recognise and use non-technical skills when providing and assisting with safe and patient-centred care to the critically ill patient.
  • Communicate and provide emotional reassurance and support to the patient and relatives.
  • Be a supportive and effective team member.

ATTENDED BY

  • Healthcare Assistants

COURSE VENUES / PRICES

Live Online Instructor Led Course

Zoom
03/12/2024
£ 180.00
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