Deteriorating Patient: Assessment, Recognition and Management

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Course Date: 22 September 2014 to 31 October 2014 (5 weeks)

Price: free

Course Summary

This course is aimed at health care workers in the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK who need to understand how to recognise and intervene with a patient whose physical condition deteriorates. There is an expectation that course participants will have an understanding of how health and social care is delivered in the UK, and a reasonable knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of the various workers found in NHS and social care settings. However, the material in this course will also be useful for health care workers in other countries, as well as service users and careers. In order to meet the needs of this potentially wide range of participants, the materials are organised into “universal” and “advanced” levels. The learning and teaching materials are supported by a drama that unfolds over six episodes, and follows the journey of Mr. Gary Mitchell as he becomes ill but goes on to recover. There is no cost for undertaking this course, or for accessing any of the information on the site, or linked to from the site. At the end of the course you can print out a certificate to show you have attended the course. If you require a validated London South Bank University certificate sent to your home or work address, then there will be a small fee, and you can find details about this in the course materials.

Course Instructors

Claire Nadaf

Claire has been a registered nurse since 1994, working her way through the health care system and into education, initially within the clinical setting as a practice development nurse and then moving into higher education, specializing in vocational education for the unregistered workforce. She has extensive experience in the development of new curricula for this group of staff and mapping of vocational programmes into higher education./n/nClaire has been working as a business development manager for the past three years in the faculty of health and social care. The role involves the development of enterprise and enterprising academics, including bespoke provision of education and training, income generating projects, knowledge transfer schemes, and co-ordination/management of a variety of contracts. She leads on the promotion of the faculty's CPPD portfolio across London, and the development of an online CPPD website, including online application, the only such site in London for health care education providers. She liaises with senior managers within the NHS on contract matters for education, managing customer relationships, and ensuring stakeholder needs are met. The role is challenging, exciting, and demanding!/n/n


  • Provides video lectures
  • Uses discussion forums
  • You will not be given a final grade in this course
  • Intended for educators or professionals
  • Contains content not appropriate for children under 18

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