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Assessing Changes in a Resident’s Condition
April 27, 2023 | Altura Blog
Changes to a resident’s condition can happen quickly or they can be a very gradual process.
Staff may observe changes at any time during the day, such as when providing clinical care, during medication rounds, regular assessments or general observations. They might also notice changes when interacting with a resident or when the resident is interacting with others around the care home.
When changes do occur, clinical staff play a vital role in ensuring early intervention and improved health outcomes for the residents they support.
Following on from our course, Recognising Changes in a Resident’s Condition, which focuses on how to identify changes using the STOP AND WATCH tool, Assessing Changes in a Resident’s Condition is now available for your learners.
This course demonstrates how to assess changes in a resident’s condition using the A-G physical assessment and respond in a timely manner to prevent adverse events or serious deterioration.
- Identify how to determine a resident’s baseline condition
- Describe how to assess changes in a resident’s condition
- Explain how to respond to a change in a resident’s condition
Also included are additional learning resources, such as a quick reference guide, infographic, and coordinator resources.
Assessing Changes in a Resident’s Condition is available NOW!