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Rapid Assessment of the Acutely Unwell Patient

To enable Registered Nurses to further develop knowledge and skills in the identification and assessment of acute deterioration in adult health status.

Course Code GCRA701
Level 7
Credits 5


Utilise a rapid assessment framework to obtain, analyse and evaluate appropriate information in order to prioritise nursing and collaborative interventions.

Analyse physiological responses of acute deterioration in health status to provide rationale for assessment findings and identify appropriate nursing actions and safety needs of patients.

Utilise a communication framework to articulate accurate and relevant information from the patient's situation, history and assessment findings to appropriate members of the healthcare team.

Delivered as part of the following programmes