Clinical Deterioration: Respiratory

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CPD45m of CPD
First Published
Updated08 April 2021
Expires 08 April 2023
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

How confident are you that you could recognise and rapidly respond to changes in your patient’s condition? Start this Ausmed Course now to gain an essential update on how to identify, assess and prevent respiratory deterioration.

  • What is the difference between ventilation and oxygenation?
  • How do you recognise a pneumothorax?
  • When is non-invasive ventilation required?
  • Assessing respiratory failure.

There is significant potential for patients across any clinical setting to rapidly become unwell. The ability to recognise and interpret clinical cues and implement timely appropriate, evidence-based interventions has a significant, positive impact on patient outcomes.

Education is essential if registered nurses and other healthcare professionals are to maintain knowledge and confidence of how to identify, assess and prevent clinical deterioration.


The purpose of this Ausmed Course is to provide healthcare professionals with education relating to respiratory deterioration in order to assist in the prevention of disability and premature death.

Learning Outcomes
  • Relate pathophysiology principles that occur in acutely ill patients to prioritise assessment in a patient who is deteriorating.
  • Apply a range of appropriate and timely evidence-based interventions for a person who is acutely ill and whose condition is deteriorating.
  • Recognise and respond to early signs of respiratory failure by implementing evidence-based interventions and thereby improving patient outcomes.
Target Audience

Registered nurses and other healthcare professionals will gain confidence from undertaking this Ausmed Course, given the prevalence of and harm associated with respiratory deterioration.


No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.

CPD45m of CPD
First Published
Updated08 April 2021
08 April 2023
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
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