Cover image for lecture: Recognising Deterioration in Babies and Children

Lecture Overview

This essential lecture, Gerry Silk reminds us of the importance of key messages when it comes to preventing, assessing and escalating clinical deterioration in children and babies. A vital reminder of the importance of listening to the parents and your own gut feelings, as well as observing the child - not just the observation chart!


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Gerry Silk

Gerry has over 40 years of paediatric nursing experience, including 16 years in the emergency department of the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne. The last 10 years at this renowned hospital were spent as a clinical nurse educator. Gerry then worked for 16 years part-time as a paediatric nurse educator at the Angliss Hospital in Melbourne’s east and also ran her own business in paediatric health education. She retired from clinical nursing in December 2017 but continues with her teaching to nurses and community groups. Her teaching is consistently highly evaluated by participants who attend her lectures. Gerry is also the author of the highly successful Ausmed book entitled <em>Care of Sick Children: A Basic Guide</em> which can be accessed on the Ausmed website.



13 Total Rating(s)

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Wendy Joan Williams
23 Jul 2019

Reinforced knowledge and assisted in reassurance of seeking Specialist assistance when you have a gut feeling about a patients deterioration.

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Jenna He
20 Jul 2019

Good resource for learning

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Tyson Joseph Peters
16 Jul 2019

always good to learn and refresh on pead's pt givening a better understanding on who we can look after both the pt and the family members