Deteriorating Patient - recognition and management

Deteriorating Patients: Recognition & Management

Length of course: 2 hour practical session

Who is it for? Registered nurses, midwives, healthcare assistants, student nurses (working within the trust), assistant practitioners/, nursing associates and other allied healthcare professionals.

Pre-course requirements: Learners will have completed the pre-course eLearning on the managed learning environment, prior to booking a place on the practical session.

Related policies: National early warning score 2 (NEWS2) & the deteriorating patient

Aim: To have the skills, knowledge and practice to safely manage the care of a deteriorating patient.

By the end of the session, learners will be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills to comprehensively complete an ABCDE assessment of an acutely unwell patient while appropriately reacting to this assessment preventing further patient deterioration. In addition, learners will practice communicating coherently with other healthcare professionals in an emergency situation, using tools such as SBAR. Debriefing discussions will be utilised, enabling leaners to productively use insightful reflection to explore individual and group simulation experience, determining areas of improvement and success in knowledge and skills.


For further information please contact the clinical skills team