ALERT™ course [Acute Life Threatening Events Recognition and Treatment]

ALERT™ is a multi-professional course to train staff in recognizing patient deterioration and act appropriately in treating the acutely unwell. It is a course designed to predict, prevent and treat while communicating actions to the patient, other medical and nursing staff and the patient’s relatives
At the end of the course advantages include:

• Improvements in general ward care of patients
• Reduced number of cardiac arrest calls on general wards
• Earlier and more appropriate referrals to ICU
• Fewer avoidable in hospital deaths
• Improved multi professional teamwork
• Improved communication
• Improved decision making regarding the resuscitation status of patients