Dealing with Medical Emergencies


This intensive one-day course reviews the most common medical emergencies encountered in community, nursing and residential homes. Delegates will learn how to appropriately assess the deteriorating service user and implement emergency interventions whilst waiting for other medical professionals. This is an essential course (or refresher) for health care workers in any care setting.

Dealing With Medical Emergencies Course Summary:

  • Cardiac emergencies
  • Respiratory emergencies
  • Neurological emergencies
  • Diabetic emergencies
  • Gastrointestinal bleeds
  • Sepsis
  • Summoning help and conveying information

Learning Outcomes

After this training course delegates will be able to:

  1. Understand How perform a systematic assessment of the unwell individual using the ABCDE approach
  2. Know how to initiate bedside emergency nursing care in a primary care setting
  3. Be able to manage primary care cardiac emergencies
  4. Be able to manage primary care respiratory emergencies
  5. Be able to manage primary care neurological emergencies
  6. Be able to manage primary care diabetic emergencies
  7. Be able to manage primary care sepsis and gastrointestinal bleeds
  8. Understand relevant legal, professional and ethical issues
  9. Understand the need for accurate and defensible documentation


This course lasts approximately 6 hours.


Delegates will be issued with certificates of compliance valid for a period of 2 year. Nurses can evidence 6 hours of participatory learning for their NMC Revalidation.

Please note...

This training course is only available to employers (NHS Trusts, CCG's, Care Providers, Independent Hospitals) that are able to provide onsite training facilities for groups of 4 - 12 delegates per training session.

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