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Acute Illness Management (AIM)


AIM Instructors - Registered nurses, Medcal staff, Physiotherapists & Resuscitation Officers.

Target Audience:

Registered nurses, junior medical staff & Physiotherpists working in acute adult in-patient clinical areas i.e. wards


This is a practical course & participants are advised to wear comfortable clothing.

Pre-course reading material will be provided.

Course Length:

1 day

KSF Links:

Core 3: Health, Safety & Security

Booking Contact:

Post Graduate Centre

Tel: 822099 ext: 4518


Follow on Activity:

Immediate Life Support (ILS) course

Programme Content:

  • Track & trigger scoring systems to recognise clinical deterioration
  • Assessment & management of the deteriorating adult patient
  • Recognition & initial management of sepsis
  • Workshops: Shortness of breath/Hypotension/Disordered consciousness level/Oliguria
  • Managing the patient in acute pain.
  • Communication skills in acute care & SBAR
  • Practical ABCDE scenarios
  • MCQ & scenario test

Learning Outcomes:

This multidisciplinary course provides participant with the essential knowledge & skills to recognise & initially manage an acutely ill & deteriorating adult patient with a view to preventing cardio respiratory arrest. It also focuses upon the importance of good communication skills & teamwork.


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