ACS: Siren

Course overview

The SIREN course teaches nursing staff how to anticipate, recognise and prevent critical illness at an early stage. A structured approach to assessment is undertaken to permit appropriate action in treating the acutely unwell. Communication training using the SBAR tool is covered. There is an assessable OSCE which reviews recognition, assessment and communication.

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Designed for clinical staff (non-paediatric nursing, physiotherapists, trainee ODP’s) 

  • Demonstrate a competent Airway to Exposure assessment
  • Recognition of abnormal values and the ability to interpret these values in the context of individual patients

Involve appropriate assistance in a timely manner via a clear SBAR referral process 

  • Structured ABCDE assessment and recognition of the deteriorating patient
  • Demonstration of a complete patient assessment and primary treatment
  • The importance of accurate NEWS and escalation
  • Compose a structured SBAR handover to effectively escalate acutely unwell patients

Acute Care Skills Practice Facilitators with nursing and AHP specialists

Candidates get more benefit from this course if it is attended after completing REACT, however it is up to the individual which order they attend the courses.

Reading of the RRAPID eBook

Please log into Moodle for all Acute Care Skills courses to access mandatory  pre-reading and pre course MCQ’s, and course resources

All available dates can be viewed under 'Book now' option