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Recognising and Responding to the Deteriorating Patient

Duration: 1 Day - Start Time: 09:15 End Time: 16:30 - CPD Hours: 8 - Price: £0.00

A list of available dates can be found at the foot of this page.

Course Overview

Clinical deterioration can happen at any stage during a patients stay. Patients are particularly vulnerable following an emergency attendance, after surgery and during recovery from critical illness.

Often it is a support worker or receptionist that first encounters early signs of clinical deterioration and it is essential they have knowledge and skills to act upon this.

Course Content

Recognising clinical deterioration

Using the ABCDE approach

Why do patients clinical conditions deteriorate?

What are normal clinical signs and how often should we record these

Recognising and responding to problems with

  • Airway
  • Breathing
  • Circulation

What do we mean by disability and exposure/environment

Understanding vital signs and correct record keeping

Monitoring and escalation procedures

How to assess and record clinical signs correctly

Changes in patient vital signs - what to look for

Overview of current resuscitation council guidelines

Communication and teamwork

Recognising the importance of communicating changes in signs and acting upon these

Prioritising work so there is no delay in patients receiving medical attention

Course Aims and Outcomes

  • Develop skills required for recognising and responding to clinical deterioration.
  • Enhance the skills required for team participation in assessment and management of clinical emergencies.

Course Attended By

Course Venues and Prices

    This course is now only provided In-House for groups of people. Please contact us for a quote and further details on: or phone: 017687 73030.

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Professionals training professionals

M&K Update Ltd, The Old Bakery, St Johns Steet, Keswick, Cumbria, CAI2 5AS.

Tel: 017687 73030
Fax: 017687 81099

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