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 further deterioration.
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 treatment 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 the 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 patient care to ensure effective communication within the multidisciplinary team.
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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