Recognising and Responding to Acutely Unwell Individuals Training


Course Overview: 

 Our "Recognising and Responding to Acutely Unwell Individuals" course is meticulously designed to equip healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills required to promptly identify signs of acute illness in patients and respond effectively to ensure timely and appropriate care. 

This course emphasises early recognition, assessment, communication, and the implementation of suitable interventions to enhance patient outcomes and avert deterioration in various healthcare settings. 

When a patient or person in care is acutely ill, they require additional attention and support during what can be a very stressful time. A healthcare professionals’ role is not only to help them get well, but to provide this vital support and comfort. 


Course Duration: 

 1 day (6 Hours) 


Course Content: 

  • Assessment and Recognition of the Acutely Ill Patient Utilising an ABCDE Approach.
  • SEPSIS 6 Protocol.
  • Understanding Altered Physiology During Acute Illness.
  • Effective Communication Management in Challenging Scenarios.
  • Legal and Ethical Challenges in Acute and Critical Care Environments.
  • Decision-Making, Professional Judgement, and Emotional Resilience.


Course Objectives: 

During our course, participants will learn:

Early Recognition of Deterioration: Recognise subtle changes in vital signs and clinical indicators that may signal an individual's declining health status. 

Assessment of Severity and Urgency: Develop the ability to assess the seriousness of an individual's condition, differentiate between urgent and non-urgent cases, and prioritise care accordingly. 

Initiation of Appropriate Interventions: Learn to implement appropriate interventions, including basic life support measures, administration of emergency medications, and requesting assistance when necessary. 

Effective Communication: Cultivate effective communication skills to convey crucial information to colleagues, healthcare providers, and patients during acute situations. 

Collaboration within a Team: Understand the significance of teamwork and coordination in acutely unwell scenarios, and practice effective collaboration with multidisciplinary teams. 

Ensuring Patient Safety: Prioritise patient safety while delivering care in rapidly changing situations, considering infection control, patient comfort, and ethical considerations. 

Documentation and Reflection: Recognise the importance of accurate documentation, reflect on responses to acutely unwell individuals, and strive for continuous improvement in practice. 


Course Assessment: 

 Participant proficiency will be assessed through: 

  • Quizzes and assignments to gauge theoretical understanding.
  • Practical evaluations of rapid assessment techniques and intervention prioritisation.
  • Participation in case discussions and scenario-based exercises.
  • A final assessment covering all aspects of recognising and responding to acute illness.


Upon Completion:

Once the assessment has been passed, the participant will be awarded a certification of achievement in "Recognising and Responding to Acutely Unwell Individuals".