Braehead Arena
Glasgow G51 4BN
26-27 April 2019

The ABCDE Approach to the Assessment of the Acutely Unwell Patient

Speaker: Leona Beecroft, Tamora Shemwood

Date: April 26, 2019

Time: 15:30‐16:30

Room: Speaker room 3


  • To increase participants insight into the utility of the ABCDE approach.
  • To develop knowledge/skills required to use ABCDE approach as a decision procedure and reduce risk in medical emergencies.


By the end of the session the learner will be able to:

  • Provide a rational for using the ABCDE approach.
  • Recall the ABCDE assessment elements and sub-elements.
  • Through participation, begin to interpret ABCDE data.
  • Through participation, begin to use ABCDE data to inform safe clinical decision making.

Learning content

  • Interactive Mentimeter Presentation – Why and how the ABCDE approach should be used.
  • Interactive Mentimeter presentation – Examination of ABCDE assessment elements and sub-elements
  • Interactive Mentimeter presentation – Interpretation of ABCDE data and action pause points.
  • Interactive Mentimeter presentation – Plenary

Development Outcomes: A, B, C & D

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