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“Problems in recognising and responding to patients who are deteriorating continues to be a major source of severe harmand preventable death in hospitals. Previous research has shown that up to a quarter of preventable deaths arerelated to failures in clinical monitoring.”Investigation into recognising and responding to critically unwell patients Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch 23 May 2019“Our investigation very much highlighted that it is not easy to improve situation awareness and decision making.The emphasis has to be on designing an effective system to make sure the right information is getting to the right place at the right time,creating a holistic picture of the patient…Recognising and treating deterioration in patients is something clinicians have todeal with every day in busy hospitals and ultimately our safety recommendations are designed to reduce the devastatingimpact this has on staff, patients and their families.”Dr Stephen Drage, Director of Investigations Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch 23 May 2019The Deteriorating Patient Summit focuses on recognising and responding to the deteriorating patient through improving the reliability of patient observations and ensuring quality of care. The conference will include National Developments including implementing the recommendations from the May 2019 Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch Report Investigation into recognising and responding to critically unwellpatients and case studies highlighting the effective implementation of NEWS2 – the recently updated National Early Warning Score.The conference continues with a practical case study based sessions on identifying patients at risk of deterioration, improving practice inpatient observations, responding to the deteriorating patient, and improving the communication and use of NEWS2 in the community and atthe interface of care. Extended sessions will focus on identification of deterioration and improving the response to sepsisThis conference will enable you to:• Network with colleagues who are working to improve the recognition and management of deteriorating patients• Learn from outstanding practice in improving care for deteriorating patients• Implement the recommendations from the May 2019 HSIB Investigation into recognising and responding to critically unwell patients• Reflect on national developments and learning including latest evidence on effective implementation of NEWS2• Develop your skills in identifying deteriorating patients• Understand how technology and e-observation systems can improve practice• Ensure effective implementation of NEWS2• Understand how you can improve the communication and use of NEWS2 in the community and at the interface of care• Develop your skills in the investigations of avoidable deaths where deterioration was not recognized• Self assess, reflect and expand your skills in the management of sepsis• Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence