Recognition And Management Of The Acutely ill Patient



To provide registered nurses with the knowledge and skills to recognise and manage the care of acutely-ill patients, at ward level, to reduce the risk of deterioration.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course each participant will be able to:

  • Explain the process of homeostasis and the body's response to stress.
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of shock and discuss effective management strategies.
  • Outline the early signs of sepsis and initiate implementation of the sepsis bundle.
  • Critically reflect on the importance of fluid and electrolyte imbalances and management during acute illness to prevent further deterioration.
  • Demonstrate a person-centred systematic approach to assessing, recognising and managing an acutely-ill patient to ensure early intervention and effective escalation.
  • Analyse arterial blood gases relating to case scenarios
  • Discuss the barriers to raising concerns and identify communication strategies to empower individuals to ensure effective escalation and management of care.
  • Critically analyse and discuss the importance of human factors and situational awareness in safely and effectively caring for the acutely-ill patient.
  • Critically reflect on the essential components of a written report to create a concise, factual account of person centred care to ensure effective communication within the multidisciplinary team.


Registered Nurses





Please note you will be informed in advance if there is a direct cost to you or your organisation for your attendance at this programme.

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Label Dates & Times Venue Facilitator Administrator
Tuesday 19 & Wednesday 20 February 2019
(9.00 - 4.30)
CEC - Altnagelvin Betty Dolan
Majella Doran
Briege Bradley
Tuesday 26 & Wednesday 27 February 2019
(9.30 - 4.30)
CEC - Antrim Majella Doran
Erinne Proctor