Cover image for lecture: Recognising Deterioration in Babies and Children

Lecture Overview

This essential lecture, Gerry Silk reminds us of the importance of key messages when it comes to preventing, assessing and escalating clinical deterioration in children and babies. A vital reminder of the importance of listening to the parents and your own gut feelings, as well as observing the child - not just the observation chart!

Educators

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Gerry Silk

Gerry has over 40 years of paediatric nursing experience, including 16 years in the emergency department of the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne. The last 10 years at this renowned hospital were spent as a clinical nurse educator. Gerry then worked for 16 years part-time as a paediatric nurse educator at the Angliss Hospital in Melbourne’s east and also ran her own business in paediatric health education. She retired from clinical nursing in December 2017 but continues with her teaching to nurses and community groups. Her teaching is consistently highly evaluated by participants who attend her lectures. Gerry is also the author of the highly successful Ausmed book entitled <em>Care of Sick Children: A Basic Guide</em> which can be accessed on the Ausmed website.

Reviews

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32 Total Rating(s)

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Lynda O'Maley
20 Aug 2019

The ability to chart, communicate, document and use your gut feeling will help me with knowing what is the next step.

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Catherine Scott
15 Aug 2019

Well presented and good refresher.

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Anna Carter
29 Jul 2019

Really excellent lecture on the deterioration of paediatrics in any healthcare setting.

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Bradley Gee
27 Jul 2019

good lecture re-enforcing what should be our priorities and responsibilities as health care providers when it comes to paediatrics

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Pamela Boyd
27 Jul 2019

Excellent, helpful, practical, listen to parents, note vital signs and respiratory rate, document and if altered vital signs seek assistance and with early intervention hopefully Best chance of good outcome.

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Pamela Boyd
27 Jul 2019

Excellent and helpful lecture, reminding me to observe, assess, recognise altered vital signs and seek early intervention and to listen to parents, they know their child well.

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Debbie Mitschuinig
26 Jul 2019

Excellent presentation that highlights the need for better communication, documentation and reaction times to provide better care of child presentations.

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Fiona Hayman
26 Jul 2019

Great refresher

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Suzanne Cook
24 Jul 2019

Enforces current knowledge of recognising deterioration and the importance of the "nursing gut feeling" and listening to the parents/relatives.

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Wendy Joan Williams
23 Jul 2019

Reinforced knowledge and assisted in reassurance of seeking Specialist assistance when you have a gut feeling about a patients deterioration.