Assessing the Acutely Unwell Child (in the Acute Care Setting)
To enable Registered Nurses to further develop their knowledge and skills in the assessment of children with an acute health alteration and to integrate knowledge of normal processes and pathophysiology to nursing practice.
Examine and critically apply rapid assessment frameworks to detect and analyse patient deterioration when caring for children at risk of an acute illness.
Utilise a problem-solving and family/whānau focussed approach to examine the relevant assessment data required for specific episodes of acute health alteration.
Critically analyse assessment findings, for an unwell child, to prioritise nursing interventions and timely referrals to other health professionals.