Acute Clinical Deterioration in Adults Level 6 (Health CPD)
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This module aims to develop in-depth theoretical knowledge and clinical skills to competently recognise patients at risk of deterioration, identify deterioration at an early stage, initiate treatments, and use advanced communication skills to facilitate further care.
Learners must be a Registered Health Care Professional who works with acutely ill adult service users and has access to one or more Practice Assessor. The practice assessors will usually be senior members of clinical staff who works closely with the learner. However, practice assessor arrangements will vary depending on profession and clinical environment: learners are encouraged to contact the module organiser before applying if they have any queries relating to their individual situation. Support from employing organisation is required.
23/04/24 Module Introduction – Online drop in
Online Block Release Dates:
30/04/24, 14/05/24, 28/05/24, 11/06/24, 25/06/24, 09/07/24
Online Live Seminars:
30/04/24, 07/05/24, 14/05/24, 21/05/24, 28/05/24, 04/06/24, 18/06/24, 25/06/24, 02/07/24
Face to Face days:
11/06/24 and 09/07/24
- Explain the physiological processes which lead to physical clinical deterioration in adults and how these result in clinical signs and symptoms.
- Through engagement with the published evidence base, identify risk of clinical deterioration in individual adult patients.
- Demonstrate application of the Airway, Breathing, Circulation, Disability and Exposure assessment framework to recognise and manage clinical deterioration, using evidence to justify and evaluate your actions and decisions.
- Apply principles of enhanced communication and collaborative working to ensure safe, patient-centred care for acutely unwell adults and their families.
- Reflect on your own behaviours, practice, scope and role in recognising and managing deteriorating patients.
6 Online Blocks of learning over 12 weeks
Live online webinars and tutorials
Face to Face Study day
20 credits = 200 effort hours
At least one study day per 2-week block of learning
Attendance expected at live (synchronous) tutorials, webinars and face to face study days
Practice Assessment Portfolio
Written Assignment – Critical Review
This module includes work-based learning and assessment in practice, in addition to university-based learning. This means you will need to demonstrate some clinical skills in practice and have a suitably qualified colleague assess your competence. They will do this using a Practice Assessment Document which will be provided when you start the module.
To develop and demonstrate the competencies listed in the Practice Assessment Document it is anticipated you will need to carry out at least 72 work-based learning hours during the module (which runs for 12 weeks). For this reason support from employing organization is required. Please note this is in addition to the theory components of the module.
Practice-based supervision and assessment is required by a suitably qualified and experienced practitioner who has completed UEA Practice Assessor Training or equivalent.
To apply for this as a single module as part of your Continuing Professional Development please enter the application system via our Professional Development section.
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