Deteriorating Patient: Assessment, Intervention and Management



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

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the importance of early recognition of the deterioration 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 (NEWS) when assessing and managing unwell patients
  • Recognise the specific signs of 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


All registered nurses.


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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