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Rapid Response Team Training

Clinical Training

Critical Care

Target Audience

Doctors and nurses who participate in rapid response teams for clinical emergencies.



Completion of DETECT and ALS

Course Coordinator

Stephanie O'Regan

1 day



Group courses by request

We occasionally have vacancies on our LHD program.  Contact us for further information.

Maximum Participants


Course Description


To explore and implement a multi-professional team-based approach to managing the acutely deteriorating patient.  Rapid response team training also provides an introduction to human factors and non technical skills related to team behaviours. Aligned with Between the Flags “DETECT” Program (NSW Clinical Excellence Commission). Equivalent to Tier 2 (Level 3)


Specific Objectives

  • Structured approach to recognition and management of unstable ward patient

  • Clinical management and team-based rehearsal of common problems using ABCDE approach

  • Non-technical skills: Teamwork, leadership, communication

  • Skills: Obstructed airway algorithm, bag and mask ventilation,  Advanced Life Support using ARC Guidelines

  • Reflection on practice, performance and interaction with others


Training Methods

  • Clinical skills workshops

  • Pause & discuss scenarios

  • Immersive simulations & reflective debriefing

  • Crisis Resource Management

Training Technologies

  • Video and discussion

  • Task trainers

  • Medium & high fidelity manikin simulators

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Sydney Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre

Level 6 Kolling Building,

Royal North Shore Hospital

Reserve Rd, St Leonards, NSW 2065.

Tel: +61 (2) 9926 4620

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