Patient with a Reduced Level of Consciousness

Offered By

Academy of Medical Royal Colleges

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30 minutes
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Course Information

Target Audience
Course Structure

Why should I take this course?

This micro skills course from the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges stresses the importance of early recognition and assessment of a patient with a disordered level of consciousness, common causes and the risk to the patient that this implies, which, in turn will lead to safe management.

This course is ideal for

All health professionals.

What you can expect

A 30 minute eLearning course containing interactive content and activities. 

Validate your learning

Each participant receives a certificate upon course completion.

Do I need any prior qualifications or experience?

Our courses and programs have been designed to meet the needs of a broad range of trainees and qualified healthcare professionals. For most courses, we do not ask that you hold certain qualifications or meet certain criteria.
Some courses are aligned to specialist medical curricula so there is a certain level of medical knowledge required in these cases. On the whole, however, the courses and programs are accessible to a broad audience of learners.

Are the programs accredited for continuous professional development (CPD) or continuing medical education (CME)?

Our courses have been developed and are delivered by Talisium's global network of content providers including universities and various professional bodies whose work underpins CPD for healthcare professionals.
Certificates of completion will be available and can be downloaded once a course has been completed. These can be used as evidence of learning for training and CPD purposes. You will need to check with your governing body about CPD standards and requirements.
Unless otherwise stated, certificates issued through Talisium are not qualifications of any formal assessment.

Here is what you will cover in
this course 

Describe the assessment of the level of consciousness in the sick patient

Explain use of alert, voice, pain, unconscious (AVPU) and Glasgow coma score (GCS) scoring systems

Recognise the risk to the airway and breathing of a low conscious level and look for an ABC cause first

Initiate safe initial management of the ‘fitting’ patient and utilise possible sources of help and advice

Define potential long-term impact of a seizure or other neurological event on a patient