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Care of the Deteriorating Patient
About this Course
This innovative course has been designed to assist clinicians achieve the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care NSQHS Standard 9 – Recognising and Responding to Clinical Deterioration.
Participants will be provided with essential skills relating to the assessment and management of patients who are experiencing clinical deterioration or have the potential to do so.
For each area of clinical deterioration, the session will commence with a review of the essential physiology and then relate that to the pathophysiological changes which lead to the development of altered signs & symptoms.
Following this review, specific clinical management strategies based on a problem solving case history approach will be developed with the aim of stabilising the patient and preventing or reversing their clinical deterioration.
As the emphasis in this two day course is on the physiological deterioration, the course is applicable to all patients in acute care situations and to all acute healthcare facilities and clinical practice.
This course is specifically designed to facilitate the application of a problem solving approach to the assessment and management of a wide variety of patient conditions. In doing so, the aim is to improve patient safety and outcomes.
This course will emphasise not just the observation of the patient but also the interpretation of those observations and options for escalating response to further prevent or reverse the clinical deterioration of the patient.
With Critical Care Education Services you can book early with confidence. We have never cancelled a course, and many of our programs sell out regularly. Register now to secure your place.
Nursing attending this program earn 12 CPD Hours towards their ongoing education.
- Brisbane – 3 & 4 April 2019
- Melbourne – 30 & 31 May 2019
Time Subject/Activity 0815 - 0845 Registration, coffee & tea 0900 - 0915 Welcome, Introduction, Setting the Scene, The Scope of the Problem. 0915 - 1000 Essential Respiratory Physiology: O2 delivery & metabolism, physiology of O2 saturation. CO2 production & elimination. Regulation of Respiration. 1000 - 1030 Morning Tea, Networking 1030 - 1230 The Patient with Respiratory Problems. The Breathless Patient: Assessment of Respiration – The Forgotten Vital Sign – rate, depth & work of breathing. The Use & Abuse of a Pulse Oximeter. Dyspnoea, Hypoxaemia & Hypercarbia. 1230 - 1330 Lunch, Networking 1330 - 1500 Cardiovascular Assessment: Determinants of BP; Regulation of Cardiac Output & BP; Manual & Non-invasive Blood Pressure Measurement. 1500 - 1515 Afternoon Tea 1515 - 1615 Assessment & Management of the Patient with Cardiovascular Problems: hypotension, arrhythmias, shock states.
Time Subject/Activity 0900 - 1000 The Patient with Neurological Alteration: Fits, Faints & Funny Turns. Syncope. Confusion, Delirium. Neurological Assessment – Getting it Right. 1000 - 1030 Morning Tea 1030 - 1130 The Patient with an Infective or Inflammatory process. Signs of sepsis. Allergic reactions. 1130 - 1300 The Patient with Alterations in Fluid, Electrolyte or Glucose levels – Hypoglycaemia. Causes of renal insufficiency/failure. 1300 - 1345 Lunch, Networking 1345 - 1415 Pain Assessment – The Fifth Vital Sign. 1415 - 1515 Communication & Documentation: Skills & strategies to enhance communication within the team, provide a structured handover, & escalate response to clinical deterioration. Observation Charts & Early warning systems. 1515 - 1530 Afternoon Tea 1530 - 1630 Scenarios – putting it all together: Case Studies & Problem Solving Exercises.
Fee for attendance at the 2 day Care of the Deteriorating Patient Course is $495.
Single day registrations are also accepted for $340.
**A 10% group discount is available when registering 4 or more participants
in a single transaction
Registration includes lecture outlines with reference lists, lunch, refreshments, and a certificate of attendance.
A receipt and confirmation of registration will be returned by your preferred contact method following registration and payment.
Please note that a $55 cancellation fee applies. No refund will be given if cancellation occurs within one week of the course.
Brisbane: Hotel Grand Chancellor
Adelaide: Hotel Grand Chancellor on Hindley
Melbourne: St Vincent’s Hospital
Townsville: Mercure Hotel
Sydney: Mantra Parramatta
For More Information
For more information regarding this course and any dates upon which it is scheduled please download the course brochure. To enquire about hosting this course at your organisation, please submit our online enquiry form.
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