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ALERT™

ALERT™ uses a structured and prioritised system of patient assessment and management to enable a pre-emptive approach to critical illness. It instructs staff in the recognition of impending clinical deterioration, the management of disordered physiology and other aspects of the delivery of acute care.

It is expected that the introduction of the ALERT™ course will result in specific benefits to patients, their relatives and hospital staff, such as:

  • improvements in the general ward care of patients
  • a reduced number of cardiac arrest calls on general wards
  • earlier, and more appropriate referrals to the intensive care unit
  • fewer avoidable in-hospital deaths
  • improved decision-making regarding the resuscitation status of patients
  • improved multi-professional teamwork & communication

COURSE STRUCTURE

The ALERT™ course incorporates interactive seminars, practical demonstrations and role–play clinical scenarios during which the candidates are encouraged to reflect on their actions and to consider “What would I do next?” An ALERT™ course manual, for pre–course reading, is provided to all attendees. The course is:

  • a blended, flexible, learning programme
  • multi-disciplinary
  • practical demonstrations
  • live seminars 
  • role-play clinical scenarios

 

For more information please contact us.

 

ALERT Course Documents

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Contact Us

ALERT™ Course Headquarters

2nd Floor, QuAD Centre

Queen Alexandra Hospital

Portsmouth

PO6 3LY, Hants

UK

tel: +44 023 9228 6306

fax: +44 023 9228 6326

email: alert.course@porthosp.nhs.uk

Contact

Queen Alexandra Hospital
Cosham, Portsmouth
PO6 3LY
Tel: 023 9228 6000

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