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Clinical Risk Assessment e-Learning

Clinical Risk Assessment e-Learning

Clinical risk describes the potential for service users to harm themselves or others; or for them to be harmed by others. In mental health, the identification and assessment of clinical risk is an inevitable and essential aspect of service user care.

Clinical risk assessment involves collecting detailed information in order to identify these risks. Clinical risk management involves developing flexible strategies aimed at preventing or minimising these risks.

This e-learning module introduces the concepts of clinical risk, clinical risk assessment, clinical risk management and defendable decision making.

The module highlights the importance of accurate history taking, documenting perceived risk and sharing this risk with relevant parties involved in patient care.

Learning is supported by real life examples and scenarios.

  • Understanding Risk
    • Fluctuating Risk
    • Defendable Decisions
  • Risk Assessment
    • When to Assess
    • Process
    • Basic Steps
  • Risk Management
    • Formulation
  • Summary