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Compass Instructions for Townsville Health Service Staff

There are three phases to the COMPASS package to be completed in the following order:

  • The COMPASS Manual and CD are to be worked through independently. Please note the program was developed by ACT Health   - the link on this CD is for
    ACT employees only.
  • An online quiz for Townsville Health Service employees is available please use the survey monkey link provided on the THSD / COMPASS page.
  • A 3 hour face-to-face session is to be booked through the Staff Development Unit

Purpose of COMPASS

To enable health care professionals to recognise the deteriorating patient and initiate appropriate and timely interventions

Our Objectives

  • For participants to understand the importance and relevance of observations and the underlying physiology.
  • For participants to be able to recognise and interpret abnormal observations
  • For participants to be able to communicate effectively to the  right people and at the right time.
  • For participants to feel confident in recognising and managing deteriorating patients
  • To facilitate teamwork within the multidisciplinary team
  • To enable nurses, doctors, and physiotherapists to develop management plans together

Last updated: 21 June 2012