- Study Mode: Part Time
- Location: Uxbridge
- Duration: 15 Weeks
- Start Date: February and September 2022
Our short course in ‘Recognising the Deteriorating Patient’ enables healthcare practitioners to gain further knowledge and skills in the assessment and evaluation of the care of patients at risk of deterioration.
Want to enhance your skills with one of our short courses? To apply for one of our Continuing Professional Development courses, please use our application portal. If you are being funded as part of an NHS contract, please apply through our dedicated NHS application portal.
Fees and Funding
Covering the costs of your professional development may now be easier than you think. There are many ways you can fund your course, such as employer/NHS sponsorship. There is also the option to pay in instalments to help spread the cost.
Credits: 30 credits at Level 6 and Level 7.
Why study this subject?
The module will enhance your existing assessment and evaluation skills by introducing related strategies used to recognise, assess, escalate help and manage patients who are at risk of deterioration.
Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?
On this course you'll explore the underpinning theory associated with assessment and management of patients who are at risk of deterioration or who are deteriorating.
Clinical scenarios will be used to guide you in your knowledge and skills development, appraising the need for timely assessment and appropriate interventions to prevent deterioration.
There are key themes running throughout the module including:
- recognising patients at risk of deterioration
- use of national early warning scores
- airway, breathing, circulation, disability and exposure framework in assessment and evaluation of patients at risk
- situation, background, assessment and recommendation framework to escalate help
- deteriorating neurological patient
- deteriorating cardiac patient
- deteriorating respiratory patient
- deteriorating septic patient
- deteriorating renal patient
- development of assessment, evaluation, clinical judgment, problem solving, decision making and team working through use of group work, clinical scenarios and clinical competencies.
The assessment includes a book of clinical competencies to fill in so you will need access to a clinical area where these can be carried out and a qualified mentor.
This course can be tailored to local requirements.
When will this course run?
This course on Fridays.
What are the course entry requirements?
A healthcare practitioner with a minimum 6 months' experience in a relevant area. The assessment includes a book of clinical competencies to fill in so you will need access to a clinical area where these can be carried out, and a qualified mentor.
What are the tuition fees
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