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  • Use the checklist to observe an individual or team's initial management of the acutely ill patient. Afterwards, write a comment and share your observations with those you observed. Avoid just reading through each item on the checklist andr try to synthesise your observations.

Clinical Management

  • Promptly assesses the acutely ill patient performing a systematic ABCDE (< 3 min) and gathers patient history

  • Establishes monitoring, if available

  • Identifies and responds to acutely abnormal physiology interpreting observations correctly

  • Observes respiratory pattern and rate and measures oxygen saturation

  • Assesses pulse rate, rhythm and volume

  • Measures blood pressure

  • Uses medical equipment safely and appropriately -e.g. masks, oxygen, monitors.

  • Considers differential diagnosis and shares this with colleagues

  • Reassesses effect of treatment with team members

  • Calls for senior help appropriately and communicates gravity of situation

General Comments/Notes

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