Recognising Clinical Deterioration Standard

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Recognising Clinical Deterioration is Standard 8 of the NSQHS Standards. In this short and engaging lecture, nursing lecturer Sean Smith uses his vast experience, including running a hospital, to explain the key components of this Standard and provides useful examples of how clinicians can incorporate these into their practice.


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Sean Smith is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing at Torrens University. Sean is a former hospital CEO and DON and has worked in healthcare globally. As a Confirmed Candidate, Sean is working towards his PhD, researching clinical safety through digital transformation. Sean is passionate about strategy in healthcare, safety and quality in clinical practice and excellence in health management.
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First Published17 January 2023
Updated17 January 2023
17 January 2025
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