Having a systematic approach that is consist, allow a clinician to readily recognise any changes in the patient’s condition. Recognising that a patient’s condition is deteriorating and responding to their needs in an appropriate and timely way is an essential component of safe and high-quality care. Early identification of clinical deterioration may improve outcomes and reduce interventions required to stabilise the patient that has deteriorated. Unfortunately, warning signs of clinical deterioration are not always identified and appropriately escalated and managed.
This course teaches you a structured, systematic assessment and role models this approach in three different scenarios. The course also discusses the importance of vital signs and conducting a focused assessment relevant to the patient’s condition.
This course is suitable for nurses working in all areas and nursing students.