ACTION Course 2019

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The ACTION™ Course is a multi-professional programme to train staff in recognising patient deterioration and act appropriately in treating the acutely unwell. Originally developed in 1999 by Professor Gary Smith and colleagues at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, ACTION™ (ALERT™ in UK and Europe), has now run successfully since 2000 and is currently delivered in over 100 centres internationally.

ACTION is a blended learning programme and uses a structured and prioritised system of patient assessment and management to enable pre-emptive approach to critical illness. By attending an ACTION course - nurses, doctors and other staff (eg. physiotherapists, paramedics) will develop skills to: 

  • recognise the "at risk" patient 
  • identify organ impairment/failure at an early stage 
  • initiate simple treatment required to prevent the cascade of multi-organ failure
  • improve communication skills required to facilitate further care

The Royal Melbourne Hospital has recently been granted the Centre of Excellence status and is the only hospital currently facilitating this course within Australia. 

 

TARGET AUDIENCE
Medical, Nursing and other healthcare professionals caring for patients

DATE
Between Friday 23 August 2019 8:30 AM and Tuesday 10 December 2019 8:30 AM, 0830am to 5pm

Location

The Royal Melbourne Hospital Clinical Simulation Centre
Ground Floor West, 300 Grattan Street, Parkville, VIC 3050

Contact Details

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Sessions

Sessions Description Status
Friday 23 August 2019 8:30 AM 6 Available
Tuesday 17 September 2019 8:30 AM 10 Available
Friday 25 October 2019 8:30 AM 12 Available
Tuesday 19 November 2019 8:30 AM 17 Available
Tuesday 10 December 2019 8:30 AM 17 Available
Friday 23 August 2019 8:30 AM
6 Available
Tuesday 17 September 2019 8:30 AM
10 Available
Friday 25 October 2019 8:30 AM
12 Available
Tuesday 19 November 2019 8:30 AM
17 Available
Tuesday 10 December 2019 8:30 AM
17 Available