Deteriorating Patient: Assessment, Intervention and Management



To enhance the skills of participants in the assessment, recognition and management of patient deterioration.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of early recognition of the deteriorating patient
  • Appreciate the significance of non-technical skills including human factors, situational awareness and leadership in the management of patient deterioration
  • Demonstrate through simulated practice the ABCDE approach and SBAR tools to assess a patient and communicate findings appropriately
  • Highlight the use of Early Warning Scoring systems (EWS) when assessing and managing unwell patients
  • Recognise sepsis and use of the Sepsis Six
  • Demonstrate how to act as a first responder when faced with a patient in cardiac arrest and provide basic life support
  • Provide practical application of simple airway adjuncts when faced with a patient in cardiac arrest
  • Demonstrate safe and effective use of a defibrillator in order to manage a patient in cardiac arrest.
  • Highlight the causes of cardiac arrest and the potential treatments available
  • Outline the management of the choking victim


Registered Nurses working in Adult setting.



Lectures, Interactive discussions, Workshops and Simulation based scenarios



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
Friday, 6 July, 2018
(9:00 - 4:30)
CEC - Craigavon Anne-Marie Phillips
Graham Divine
Tara Catherwood
Fully Booked
Tuesday, 31 July, 2018
(9:15 - 4:30)
CEC - Belfast Patrick Gallagher
Tara Catherwood
Fully Booked
Tuesday, 14 August, 2018
(9.00 - 4.30)
CEC - Altnagelvin Betty Dolan
Evelyn Walton
Majella Doran
Briege Bradley
Fully Booked
Thursday, 23 August, 2018
(9:00 - 5:00)
Mahee Building, Knockbracken Healthcare Park Brian McEnteggart
Graham Divine
Tara Catherwood
Friday, 31 August, 2018
(9:00 - 4:30)
CEC - Belfast Graham Divine
Tara Catherwood
For South Eastern Trust Staff Only Friday 21 September 2018
(9.00 - 4.30)
CEC - Belfast Brian McEnteggart
Patrick Gallagher
Tara Catherwood
Monday 1 October 2018
(9.00 - 5.00)
CEC - Antrim Paula Walls
Glynnis Johnston
Wednesday, 14 November, 2018
(9.00 - 5.00)
CEC - Antrim Moira McCusker
Paula Walls
Valerie Lyttle