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A81 Patient deterioration: the acutely unwell adult

Course summary

As a practitioner, you know how crucial it is to be aware of the signs of patient deterioration, but can you manage them confidently and competently? This course will help you to develop these skills, ensuring safer and improved quality of care for your patients.

Who should attend?

To derive full benefit from this course, you should have undergone training in patient assessment. Delegates may include:
community nurses;
emergency care practitioners;
practitioners who have an acute care remit.

Important notes

Certificate of attendance, all course equipment, evaluations provided.


Course duration Course CPD In-house Course
2 day(s) 14 hour(s) POA

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Aims / objectives

  • Identify the signs and symptoms of deterioration in a variety of patient presentations.
  • Anticipate potential at-risk patients with a deteriorating presentation.
  • Manage and treat patients effectively to stabilise until further assistance can be obtained.

Course programme

  • Acute respiratory compromise
  • Acute cardiovascular compromise
  • ABG analysis
  • Scenario practice: peri-arrest recognition and treatment
  • Acute renal compromise
  • Acute neurological compromise
  • Fluid and electrolyte balance
  • Shock, anaphylaxis, DKA, ACS management
  • Scenario practice: day 1 & 2 consolidation

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