"improving intensive care in Scotland"

Assessment and treatment of the acutely ill adult


There are 10 pages on this module which take 15 min to read. The associated questions at the end should take 5 min and should be attempted only after the module is completed.

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Educational Objectives

Once you have worked through this module you should:

1. Understand and be able to apply the ABCDEF approach to assessment and treatment of the acutely ill adult

2. Understand the importance of making a diagnosis and applying definitive treatment in parallel with resuscitation

3. Know about physiological monitoring, what is available and how it is applied to the sick patient

4. Appreciate the approach to illness severity assessment and its role in the escalation of patient treatment

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