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Deteriorating Patient EDucation Month Launch

March 21, 2022

Deteriorating Patient Education Month Launch

Dear Emergency Department Staff,

In preparation for the March 28th launch of the new procedure ‘Recognition and Management of the Deteriorating Patient in the Emergency Department (inclusive of Adult and Paediatric)’  the Emergency Department Leadership team will be delivering a series of clinical support tools, webinars and videos to support the implementation of the procedure and to provide education relating to the recognition, escalation and response to deteriorating patients in ED.

Starting Monday the 21st of March, look out for weekly communication detailing new resources available to staff. The newly available resources come in the following forms; Western Health Guidelines, Emergency Medicine QRGs and short videos.

Each week will focus on a new education topic, presented to you by experienced speakers in videos and webinars for ED staff.

Hosted Webinars (Presentations and Q&A)

The hosted webinars will run for up to an hour every Thursday each week. Each will cover a different education topic, and involve a presentation by one or more speakers, followed by Q&A. Please feel encouraged to ask questions.

Each webinar will be open to all staff who work in ED, and recorded in case you miss it. We are scheduling the webinars in double staffing time to enable greater participation from our staff. We recommend heading outside (weather permitting!) and tuning in on your mobile device. We hope to see many of you in attendance.

Key Dates

  • March  21st – The Deteriorating Adult Patient
  • March 28th – The Deteriorating Maternity Patient
  • April 4th – The Deteriorating Paediatric Patient
  • April 11th – Deteriorating Behaviours

Deteriorating Patient unitED Page

Soon to be live for staff is the Deteriorating Patient EDucation Month unitED page where we will catalogue and link the resources introduced over this program for your ongoing access.

Spread The Word

Look out for these posters coming to an ED near you!

The posters contain a list of each webinar date and topic, and a QR code that will take you directly to our new Deteriorating Patient Education and Support Page on unitED. Check in each week for updates.


– Be safe – be smart – be kind, the unitED Team –


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