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Recognising Changes in a Resident’s Condition

December 2, 2022 |

Available for Residential Members globally now

Our new course Recognising Changes in a Resident’s Condition is now available in our Residential course library.

Deterioration occurs when an individual moves from their normal condition to a worse clinical state. The elderly are vulnerable, due to age and comorbidities, so changes in their condition can vary from subtle and small, to sudden, with quick deterioration that may become severe and even life-threatening.

Care and clinical staff play a vital role in monitoring the needs of residents they support. To improve outcomes for residents, it is vital that care and clinical staff know how to recognise changes, and respond appropriately, and in a timely manner.

This course will explain how to recognise changes in a resident’s condition in a timely manner, to ensure early intervention and improved health outcomes.

This is a Developing course on the Altura Learning Pathway and is recommended for all care staff working in residential care.

After completing this course, learners will be able to:

  • Recognise the importance of detecting changes in an individual’s condition
  • Explore common causes of changes to an individual’s condition
  • Identify how to determine an individual’s normal condition
  • Describe how to identify changes in an individual’s condition
  • Explain how to respond to a change in an individual’s condition

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