Module 1: Detecting Change in a Resident's Condition

Learning and Performance Objectives

Knowledge Objectives

Participants will learn:

  • Why detecting change is important.
  • How to get to know a resident's normal (baseline) condition.
  • How to watch for change.
  • How the Early Warning tool and SBAR tool work.
  • How to follow up at the first sign of changee.

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Performance Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Summarize a resident's normal (baseline) condition for other team members.
  • Identify whether changes in a resident's condition are important or not important.
  • Promote behaviors that improve change detection.
  • Use the Early Warning tool and SBAR tool.
  • Decide when to report or when to ask for help when observing changes in a resident's condition
Page last reviewed July 2012
Page originally created July 2012
Internet Citation: Learning and Performance Objectives. Content last reviewed July 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.