Recognising and Responding to Acute Deterioration Policy

Applicable to: Clinicians within WA Health Service Providers

Description: Minor amendment: Requirement 3.1 Local Policies was amended to clarify a policy requirement.

The objective of this Policy Is to assist clinicians to recognise and respond to acute deterioration.

This Policy establishes a set of minimum mandatory requirements, to be implemented by Health Service Providers through the development of local policies, to facilitate the early recognition and response to acute deterioration (Including physiological and mental state deterioration) for all inpatients in all healthcare settings across the WA public health system.

This Policy alms to support clinical judgement, while mandating elements for a process to escalate care.

This is a mandatory requirement under the Clinical Governance, Safety and Quality Policy Framework and supersedes OD 0501/14 WA Health Clinical Deterioration Policy.

Date of effect: 28 June 2018 to 31 December 2020

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