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.
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.'