ALERT 21st June 2017 Last Few PlacesApply
Wednesday, 21st June – Wednesday, 21st June 2017
The ALERT™ course incorporates interactive seminars, practical demonstrations and role–play clinical scenarios during which the candidates are encouraged to reflect on their actions and to consider “What would I do next?” An ALERT™ course manual, for pre–course reading, is provided to all attendees.
Originally developed in 1999 by Professor Gary Smith, and colleagues at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, ALERT™ is a multi-professional course to train staff in recognising patient deterioration and act appropriately in treating the acutely unwell. The course is usually delivered as a one-day interactive seminar built around practical patient-based scenarios. The day is supported by a comprehensive reference manual and slide presentation.
ALERT™ uses a structured and prioritised system of patient assessment and management to enable a pre-emptive approach to critical illness. It instructs staff in the recognition of impending clinical deterioration, the management of disordered physiology and other aspects of the delivery of acute care.
ALERT™ has now run successfully since the beginning of 2000 and has been delivered in over 100 centres in the UK and overseas. The course is :
- a blended, flexible, learning programme
- a track record of delivery over the past 10 years
- recognised by several medical royal colleges
- supported by optional assessments and issuing of formal certificates
- simple to organise and deliver with no special equipment needed
It is expected that the introduction of the ALERT™ course will result in specific benefits to patients, their relatives and hospital staff, such as:
- improvements in the general ward care of patients
- a reduced number of cardiac arrest calls on general wards
- earlier, and more appropriate referrals to the intensive care unit
- fewer re-admissions to the intensive care unit
- fewer avoidable in-hospital deaths
- improved decision-making regarding the resuscitation status of patients
- improved multi-professional teamwork
- improved communication
- fewer complaints from patients or their relatives
Taken from alert-course.com 12-Nov-14
Cost: £50 (reduced rate of £35 for Addenbrooke's staff)