Details and Registration

7h CPD

Advanced clinical assessment and management of the critically unwell person

Registered NurseRegistered MidwifeEnrolled Nurse


Note: This course will be delivered remotely using Zoom.  This course is perfectly suited to nurses working in acute clinical settings (coordinators, HDUs, emergency departments or urgent care centres, recovery rooms, ICUs etc), who may be faced with patients who show signs of significant clinical deterioration or require high acuity monitoring. For those who have attended the one-day Recognising and Responding to Clinical Deterioration course (it is preferrable but not essential that you have done this first), this course builds on respiratory and cardiovascular knowledge.

Program includes:

  • Respiratory failure and review of respiratory physiology
  • Advanced respiratory assessment and management Including:
    • Interpreting ABGs to understand respiratory pathophysiology
    • Basic CXR interpretation
    • O2 therapy (high flow devices and capnography) ♢ NIV (CPAP/BiPAP)
    • Principles of mechanical ventilation (setting up the portable ventilator)*
  • Assessment and management of cardiovascular complications, including:
    • Advanced haemodynamic assessment and differentiating shock states
    • Fluid resuscitation and use of blood products – massive blood loss
    • Differentiating cardiac chest pain – PQRST and management of acute coronary syndromes.

* Depending on group needs.

This course is suitable for registered nurses, enrolled nurses and midwives.

Course Facilitator
Mr Simon Plapp (RN, BHSc., Post Grad Dip (ICU), Dip Ed, M.Hlth Ethics) has extensive experience as an ICU Educator and simplifies complex topics in a thought provoking and entertaining manner, using clever analogies and interactive teaching strategies. He is currently working as an Education Consultant to various hospitals and is Vice President of the Australian Resuscitation Council (Vic Branch).

Member $200, Non-member $280, Job Rep $190

 Date Venue Sessions
 Fri, 07 Oct 2022 Zoom Meeting Start Date: 07/10/2022 09:00:00 am
End Date: 07/10/2022 17:00:00 pm
Venue: Zoom Meeting Presenter: Simon Plapp