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Acute Care Course Online Training

Acute Care Course Online Training

This Acute Care online course will give an overview of the National Early Warning Score (NEWS2) and the standarisation of assessment of acute illness severity in patients aged 16 and above.


Duration: 1 Hour CPD Points: 1

  • Objectives

    At the end of this course, the learner will be able to: 

    • Understand the benefits of NEWS
    • Describe the ways NEWS can be used
    • Understand the six physiological parameters included with NEWS
    • Understand the NEWS system, thresholds, and triggers
    • Know how to accurately record and score parameters
    • Describe how to perform a NEWS calculation
    • Understand correct use of NEWS and associated clinical responses in an acute care setting
  • Course Content

    Unit 1:

    • NEWS2 in Acute Care – Course Introduction
    • Use of NEWS
    • Exemptions for NEWS
    • The News Process
    • Physiological Parameters
    • Respiratory Rate
    • Oxygen Saturations(SpO2)
    • Systolic Blood Pressure
    • Pulse
    • Level of Consciousness
    • Temperature


    Unit 2

    • News Scorecard
    • Recording Observation
    • Supplementary Oxygen
    • Calculation A Score
    • Trigger Thresholds
    • Clinical Responses
    • News and Sepsis
    • Exceptional Circumstances
  • Certification

    On successful completion of the quiz, you will be awarded a CPD accredited Acute Care Course free course certificate.


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