Clinical Observations and Recognizing a Deteriorating PatientCity University London
En Islington (Inglaterra)
Precio a consultar
- Short course
- Islington (Inglaterra)
¿Qué aprendés en este curso?
What will I learn?
- An overview of healthcare provision in hospitals and the current situation around HCSW-administered care
- An introduction to the National Early Warning System (NEWS) and how it is used to enhance patient care
- The importance of clinical observations, and of doing them in a timely and appropriate manner
- Using the "Why, When, How, What, Where" approach (based on the RCN's First Steps programme) the following clinical observations will be discussed:
- Respiratory rate
- Heart rate
- Blood pressure
- Oxygen saturation
- Level of consciousness (including GCS and AVPU)
- Capillary refill
- Oxygen therapy
- Peak flow
- Fluid balance
- Body Mass Index
- The implications of abnormal observations, which may indicate a deteriorating patient, and the appropriate course of action
- An overview of common conditions (COPD, asthma and diabetes) and how they affect a patient's state of health
- An brief discussion about shock (hypovolaemic and anaphylactic), its causes, presentation and treatment
- The implications of how certain drugs can affect clinical observations
- Accountability, responsibility, documentation and the HCSW Code of Conduct
- Implications for the future, including the Francis Report and the Cavendish Review.
Teaching and Assessment
There is no formal assessment for the delegates on this day but the day will be evaluated and your comments will be received with thanks.