SNM3258 Recognising and Responding to the Deteriorating Patient (Online)
Who is it for?
This unit is suitable for any practitioner in any acute ward/clinical area, but particularly for those working in renal areas. This unit forms part of the renal degree pathway.
What is it about?
The course focuses on normal and abnormal pathophysiology and the subsequent skills and knowledge needed, to recognise and respond to patients who are at risk of deterioration. It explores current policies, guidelines and clinical drivers that impact on rescuing the deteriorating patient in acute practice settings.
How does it enhance Practice?
It provides in depth knowledge and understanding of normal and abnormal physiology in those patients at risk of deterioration in the acute care setting. The course will provide the knowledge and skills needed for practitioners to recognise and respond to patient deterioration in a more timely and effective way. Consideration will also be given to the particular needs of renal patients when identifying and responding to deterioration.
The course explores current assessment approaches used in acute practice settings, including the track and trigger systems, SBAR, ABCDE assessment, and their impact on rescuing patients who are deteriorating.
Overview of content
Mode of Assessment
Level 6 (degree)
Assessment is a 3000 word assignment that examines the impact of a particular assessment method on the care and management of seriously ill patients. A critical incident from clinical practice provides the focus for the discussion.
Links to Professional/Academic Award
20 credits at level 6 (degree)
The module is conducted entirely online - distance learning
Start Date: Dates for September 2019 tbc
Application and Funding
To apply for this course you need to complete an online application form and you can do this by selecting the "apply" link at the top right of this page. A fees and funding form will automatically be sent on submission of your application form. Details of funding options can be found on our Funding Page.
If successful in your application for the course you will receive a confirmation email with the exact details of the location of teaching, closer to the start date.
Programme Leader/Contact Name:
Tel: 0114 222 2056 Email: email@example.com
Programme Lead for Renal Degree
Tel: 0114 222 2079 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org