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CPD modules

Promoting the 6Cs of nursing in patient assessment

  • RCN accredited
  • Peer reviewed
  • Certificate
  • Learning time: 01 hr
  • Last updated: 2016
  • Link to RCNi portfolio

This learning module explores the use of structured tools for recognising a deteriorating patient. It also shows how nurses can improve their decision-making skills by using a Patient Assessment and Clinical-reasoning Tool (PACT) and ensure that care is patient centred by incorporating the 6Cs: care, compassion, courage, competence, communication and commitment. The ABCDE and SBAR approaches are also discussed.

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Please note that information provided by RCNi Learning is not sufficient to ensure competence in the skill. Assessment of competence should take place in line with local practice. Practice should always align with local protocols and procedures, latest guidelines and any regulatory code. All modules should currently be viewed together with available national and local Covid-19 guidelines. For advice, go to www.rcn.org.uk/covid-19/rcn-position

Chris Clarke, Advanced nurse practitioner, Upton Surgery, Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, Worcestershire.


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