Experts agree that adverse events such as unexpected cardiac arrest or unplanned admission to the intensive care unit (ICU) are preceded by signs of physiologic instability in hospitalized clients. There is mounting evidence to support the addition of rapid response systems other than cardiac arrest teams to address signs of instability prior to cardiac or respiratory arrest.
The goal of this course is to provide an overview of the symptoms of clinical decline and explain how standardized processes of communication support patient safety and a rapid response to critical clinical issues.
Learning Objectives At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants will do the following: • Identify early signs of clinical decline. • Describe how to use clear and concise standardized communication techniques in the delivery of client care. • Describe how standardized processes help deliver care more quickly and safely.
Annenberg Center for Health Sciences is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
A maximum of 2.5 contact hours may be earned for successful completion of this activity.
Provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 13664, for 2.5 contact hours.
This activity is an online enduring material. Successful completion is achieved by reading and/or viewing the material(s), reflecting on its implications in your practice, and completing the assessment component.
The ideas and opinions presented in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Annenberg Center and/or its agents. As in all educational activities, we encourage practitioners to use their own judgement in treating and addressing the needs of each individual patient, taking into account that patient’s unique clinical situation. The Annenberg Center disclaims all liability and cannot be held responsible for any problems that may arise from participating in this activity or following treatment recommendations presented.
The estimated time to complete the activity is 2.5 hour(s).
This course released on June 1, 2017 and expires on May 31, 2019.