Robin Hooks Staff nurse, Kingston Hospital, Surrey
A CPD article improved Robin Hooks’s knowledge of how to use the ABCDE approach to assess a deteriorating patient
The article outlined the ABCDE (assessment, breathing, circulation, disability, exposure) approach to assessing a deteriorating patient, explaining the actions that healthcare practitioners should undertake.
Nursing Standard. 32, 27, 64-65. doi: 10.7748/ns.32.27.64.s38
This reflective account is based on NS922 Smith D, Bowden T (2017) Using the ABCDE approach to assess the deteriorating patient. Nursing Standard. 32, 14, 51-61. rcni.com/abcde