In Time Acute Care tackles Failure to Rescue. The complex causes behind FtR can often be addressed with simple measures. Research into FtR has identified several contributors:
- gaps in knowledge of typical or less frequent signs and symptoms of hemodynamic compromise
- lack of situational awareness of patient deterioration further hampered by high patient to care provider ratio, infrequent exposure to emergencies and caregiver fatigue
- handover communication failures
- inability to mobilize resources and employ needed skills
- choosing ‘one-size-fits-all’ interventions without identifying key actions that are most likely to yield the most success
- for the arrested patient, poor performance of chest compression (rate, depth, and recoil), over-ventilation, and delays in optimal interventions
In Time Acute Care brings: a practical approach to core competencies, key skills development, and the grounded knowledge to remain ready for those facing clinical deterioration.
Who Does In Time?
Nurses, physicians, respiratory therapists and paramedics – the knowledge, skills and opportunities to practice makes In Time relevant to all healthcare providers who care for patients at risk for acute deterioration in settings without the immediate availability of critical care resources.
I would recommend this course to colleagues – ideal for nurses not working in areas with Dr’s always available etc. where emergencies happen but not necessarily often
RN, Mills Memorial Hospital, Terrace BC
I loved it. I would have loved to have more days – we covered a lot of info in such a short amount of time. Teaching style was great, really makes things stick. I feel like I am motivated to use this knowledge. I feel much more comfortable than I did prior. I would want all my colleagues to take this course. I feel like it would make codes go smoother. I think it is great for new grads
New RN, Vancouver, BC
It was a great course, always enjoy courses from SkillStat. Always very informative and practical to have for everyday work and life.
RN Kitimat Hospital, 10 years experience
…variety of lecture/activities/team quizzing. Will definitely use these techniques. Comfort level increased, but definitely need all the practice/experience possible. I think that all RNs should take this course!
RN new to the ER, Surrey, BC
Great course. All nurses can benefit from this. Very practical for acute care nurses and new nurses.
CNE, Vancouver, BC.