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How To Assess a Deteriorating / Critically Ill Patient (ABCDE Assessment)

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Patients admitted to hospital feel confident that should their health deteriorate, they are in the best, safest place for prompt and efficient treatment. So, knowing the patient’s history and diagnosis is useful in helping you make informed decisions about the patient’s ongoing care (Smith 2003).

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<p>Patients admitted to hospital feel confident that should their health deteriorate, they are in the best, safest place for prompt and efficient treatment. So, knowing the patient’s history and diagnosis is useful in helping you make informed decisions about the patient’s ongoing care (Smith 2003). Response to the deteriorating/ critically ill patient should be locally agreed upon within each hospital (NICE 2007) and will most likely include a process for assessing the deteriorating patient. But, if there is any concern that the patient is critically ill and deteriorating to a possible cardiac arrest, then a cardiac arrest call should be </p>

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Lydia Nabwami
Lydia Nabwami is registered nurse who has worked in various healthcare settings including cardiac ward, cardiac critical care unit (ITU), general ITU, A&E department, nursing homes and community nursing. She uses her experience as a RN to write well-researched content that helps to attract and motivate audiences. Lydia is also a freelance writer for hire with specialisation in health writing and has helped numerous companies with their content needs. Her work has appeared on sites such as Caring Village, Reachout, Lisa Nelson RD and more. When she isn’t writing, you can find her listening to motivational speeches, keeping active or playing with her two daughters. Contact Lydia or visit her website at Lnwritingservices.co.uk for more information on her services.
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As a new grad RN this was a helpful online learning, which allowed me to reinforce my knowledge of how to perform and A to E assessment.
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The visual examples were helpful in the presentation. The mispronunciation of the word sphygmomanometer should be rectified.
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