Full Day Adult Deterioration: Assessment; Prevention; Treatment (ADAPT) Course

Thank you for your registration for this Full Day Adult Deterioration Course.  We will be in contact with details and payment instructions shortly.  We look forward to your attendance.

Are you a Registered Nurse or Health Professional looking to refresh and develop your skills?

Date: 5 November 2021, 3 December 2021, 11 February 2022, 13 May 2022, 17 June 2022, 21 October 2022, 11 November 2022
Time: 8:30am-4:30pm (AWST)
Cost: $220 (inc. GST)
CPD Hours: 12 hours

The full day Adult Deterioration: Assessment; Prevention; Treatment (ADAPT) course is an 8 hour face to face professional programme focusing upon the recognition and response to the clinically deteriorating adult in the hospital setting. The course utilises a mixture of presentations, skills workshops, case studies and hands on simulated clinical scenarios, to apply knowledge and clinical skills, using a structured ABCDE approach to the assessment and management of clinical deterioration. This approach to learning facilitates understanding of the core physiological changes linked to clinical deterioration, and applies rapid assessment and intervention, alongside teamwork, communication and collaboration across professional groups.

  • Course Objectives

    • Improve outcomes for patients at risk of clinical deterioration
    • Understand the complexities of contemporary healthcare that contribute clinical deterioration
    • Develop further understanding of the processes contributing to physiological decline
    • Develop confidence in the recognition and management of airway problems in the deteriorating patient
    • Advance the practitioners knowledge, skills and confidence in the recognition and response to a clinical deteriorating patient
    • Promote teamwork, effective communication and awareness of human factors in recognising and responding to clinical deterioration
  • Course Learning Outcomes

    • Explain the factors that that contribute to clinical deterioration in the adult patient
    • Understand the evidence base supporting the use of track and trigger systems and the monitoring of vital signs
    • Discuss how effective teamwork and communication along with an awareness of human factors contributes to the successful recognition and response to clinical deterioration
    • Apply the systematic ABCDE approach to simulated clinical scenarios
    • Apply relevant techniques to the assessment and management of airway problems in the deteriorating patient
    • Explain how pathophysiological changes relate to sign and symptoms in the deteriorating patient
    • Provide a rationale for initial interventions based upon the patients changing pathophysiology and the need for timely management
  • About the facilitator

    Dr Steven Hardman
    Senior Lecturer | School of Nursing & Midwifery
    The University of Notre Dame Australia
    RN (Adult), DipHE Nursing, BSc (Hon), PGCert Higher Education, PGCert Critical Care, MSc, PhD

    Dr Steven Hardman is a registered nurse with 26 years of post graduate experience. Steve has worked in a variety of settings across the globe including clinical, educational and military roles. He completed a PhD at The University of Notre Dame Australia with his research focusing on the role and competencies of graduate nurses dealing with clinically deteriorating ward patients. His areas of expertise are within acute and critical care nursing, clinical deterioration, advanced life support and resuscitation. Steve continues to work clinically as a senior nurse within a Metropolitan intensive care unit.

    Steve is currently employed within the School of Nursing and Midwifery as a senior lecturer. This involves coordinating, developing and delivering several undergraduate and postgraduate nursing and multi-professional courses. Other roles and responsibilities undertaken by Steve include chairing the School Exam Committee, acting as academic liaison for undergraduate students, membership of the School Research Committee and the supervision of several higher degree by research students.

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