Rapid Response: The Approach to the Acutely Ill Patient

PAs are faced with acutely ill patients on a regular basis whether working in the ED, inpatient, or outpatient settings. The ability to evaluate and make immediate management decisions is crucial. This session develops a systematic approach for the provider to deal with these difficult situations.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:  

  • Develop a systematic approach to the management of acute respiratory distress, hypotension, and alteration in mental status
  • Discuss quickly reversible conditions
  • Review institutional resources, the team mentality, and delegation of duties