Recognising and Responding to Patient Deterioration

Professor Debbie Massey

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Lecture overview

Patients continue to deteriorate. In this presentation, we will identify the context, the challenges, the solutions, and the future in relation to the nurse’s role in recognising and responding to patient deterioration.

Learning Objectives:
By the end of this lecture, the attendee will be able to:

  1. Identify the reasons for patient deterioration.
  2. Identify the impact of patient deterioration.
  3. Explore the nurses' role in recognising and responding to patient deterioration.
  4. Discuss future solutions to improve the care and management of patients who deteriorate.

This lecture is equal to 1 CE Contact Hour, 1 CPD Point, and 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit



Additional CME Info

Release Date: February 1, 2020, Termination Date: January 31, 2023

Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of EB Medicine and Continulus. EB Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation: EB Medicine designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per lecture. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Commercial Support: This activity received no commercial support.

Earning Credit: In order to earn CME credit, the participant must take the pre-test, listen to the lecture, take the CME post-test, and complete the post-test evaluation.

Duration 1 hour(s).

Lecture speaker

Professor Debbie Massey

Debbie Massey is an Associate Professor and Group Lead for Nursing at Southern Cross University. Prof. Massey is responsible for leading and managing the nursing courses at SCU. Her PhD explored nurses’ recognition and response to patient deterioration.  Following her PhD she has continued to research and teach in the patient deterioration and patient safety space. She also undertakes research in teaching and learning and has published over 50 peer review papers.

Prof. Massey is an active member of the ACCCN. She is on the Editorial Board of Australian Critical Care Journal, and she is an Editor of Nurse Education Today.

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