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Recognising the deteriorating patient City Health

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Delivery of this module will be online due to government-issued guidelines during the Covid-19 pandemic and may be made available face-to-face subject to Public Health England recommendations. Please submit your application and, once reviewed by the module leader, you will receive more specific information about the online delivery of your module and assessments.

Course overview

This session will provide you with an opportunity to assess a simulated patient with complex needs and perform interventions within your scope of practice.  The emphasis of these simulations is on the interpretation, evaluation and integration of more complex clinical information. Consequently, you will be provided with a printed workbook and given time after each simulation to reflect, research and analyse the scenario before feeding back to their colleagues.

The topics covered will include:

  • The components of the chain of prevention
  • The principles of A-E assessment
  • Explanation and demonstration of the components of each stage of the A-E assessment
  • The key interventions that may be performed during the A-E assessment
  • Application of the principles of the A-E assessment to simulated patients with acute illness demonstrating an awareness of pathophysiology, nursing interventions, treatment strategies
  • Communicate effectively using SBAR

You will receive a certificate of attendance which will count towards your CPD hours.

Course outcomes

Course outcomes

The topics covered will include:

  • The components of the chain of prevention
  • The principles of A-E assessment
  • Explanation and demonstration of the components of each stage of the A-E assessment
  • The key interventions that may be performed during the A-E assessment
  • Application of the principles of the A-E assessment to simulated patients with acute illness demonstrating an awareness of pathophysiology, nursing interventions, treatment strategies
  • Communicate effectively using SBAR

Assessment

Assessment

Simulated practice

No assessment

Recommended reading

Recommended reading

Smith D, Bowden T (2017) Using the ABCDE approach to assess the deteriorating patient. Nursing Standard. 32, 14, 51-61.

https://www.rcplondon.ac.uk/projects/outputs/national-early-warning-score-news-2