In recent years there has been a shift towards providing critical care in general wards, which has changed the way acutely unwell patients are identified, treated and managed in the acute hospital environment.
Staff are required to have appropriate knowledge and skills to identify the deteriorating patient and provide prompt, timely and appropriate interventions to prevent further deterioration. This module uses a flexible blended learning approach to enable practitioners to develop this skill set to enhance the care provided to this group of patients.
Who is this module for?
Nurses and other registered healthcare practitioners, such as paramedics, who wish to develop their knowledge and skills in caring for acutely ill patients. Students must be working in an appropriate clinical area, caring for patients who are already, or are at risk of becoming acutely ill.
Programme entry requirements.
Applicants must be working in an appropriate clinical area, caring for patients who are already, or are at risk of becoming acutely ill
Usual assessment: Unseen examination and Competency Document
NOTE - TEMPORARY ASSESSMENT CHANGE: Due to Covid-19 social distancing requirements, this module has a modified assessment in place: Online Essay Questions and Competency Document. The modified assessment will apply to module runs starting from September 2020 and will remain in place until social distancing requirements can be sufficiently relaxed to allow on-site, face-to-face assessment. At the time of writing, it is not known when this will be.
Course length: 10 Teaching Days