Recognising & Responding to Clinical Deterioration
CPD Hours / Duration
1 hour/s
Cost
Depends on Membership level

Recognising & Responding to Clinical Deterioration

Presenter The Nursing CPD Institute

This session reviews the National Consensus Document published by The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care that underpins recognising and responding to clinical deterioration.

Course Content

Nurses are required to recognise changes in their patient's health status. 'Early recognition of clinical deterioration, followed by prompt and effective action, can minimise the occurrence of adverse events such as cardiac arrest, and may mean that a lower level of intervention is required to stabilise a patient.'  

The  Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care Consensus document forms the basis for this session. 'The purpose of the Consensus Statement is to describe the elements that are essential for prompt and reliable recognition of, and response to, clinical deterioration in acute healthcare facilities in Australia.'

Target Audience

Learning Outcomes

In this session you will:

  • Gain an overview of  the rationale for the establishment of the National Consensus document on identifying & responding to Clinical Deterioration
  • Acquire knowledge regarding the eight core components
  • Receive information on what should be captured in clinical observations
  • Gain an awareness of  systems that should be in place in organisations