Responding to the Deteriorating Patient (2021)

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. Systems for recognising clinical deterioration

  • 2. Communication and handover of clinical Information

  • 3. Procedure for assessing the patient with deterioration

  • 4. Recognising immediate threats to the airway, breathing, circulation and CNS

  • 5. Resuscitation of the deteriorating patient with life threatening illness

  • 6. The role of 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 10 hours of continuing medical education

  • CPD accreditation: ACRRM & RACGP accreditation pending for the 2020-2022 triennium

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

  • CPD Certificate is provided with successful completion of the course

Course Accreditation


    • Course Code: pending for the 2020-2022 triennium

    • Points Allocation: Pending accreditation


  • Course Code: pending for the 2020-2022 triennium

  • Points Allocation: Pending accreditation

Instructions: Course Enrolment

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  • Course Fee: $75.00 (AUD) + $7.50 (GST) = $82.50

  • Duration of enrolment is 12 months from date of payment


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