Responding to the Deteriorating Patient

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Responding to the Deteriorating Patient

Latest Course update: January 2017

How we approach the assessment and management of the patient with deterioration may significantly determine their chances of survival, risk for complications and long term disability. In this topic we look at the clinical findings that signal clinical deterioration and developing threats to the life of the individual and then explore the critical thinking required to assess and intervene in these patients.

This course explores the following topics:

1. Recognising clinical deterioration

2. Effective clinical communication

3. Taking action in the deteriorating patient

4. Critical thinking in diagnosis of the deteriorating patient

Information about the course

  • Designed for medical officers, nurses, paramedics, and students in all medical fields

  • CME hours: Certified for 7.5 hours of continuing medical education

  • CPD accreditation: RACGP, ACRRM

  • Duration of enrolment: 12 months (commences from the date of course enrolment)

  • CPD Certificate is provided with successful completion of the course

ACRRM Accredited CourseCourse Accreditation


    • Course Code: 8355

    • Points Allocation: 30 PRPD Points

RACGP Accredited ActivityRACGP

    • Activity Number: 88435

    • Points Category: Category 1

    • Points Allocation:¬† 40 Points