DETECT stands for Detecting Deterioration, Evaluation, Treatment, Escalation and Communicating in Teams.  The program has been developed for multi disciplinary teams (Doctors, Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health) to confidently identify and manage patients who are showing signs of deterioration.


PLEASE note: Intern's RMO, New Cohort Graduate Nurses, CNEs & Nurses who act as Team Leader will be given priority in enrolment.


 Detect signs of deterioration in patients on the wards

  • Know when a Clinical Review or Rapid Response should be activated (PLEASE NOTE: New Rapid Response process coming August 2022)
  • Provide simple and timely interventions to reverse deterioration
  • Communicate effectively as a team member
  • Understand the physiology of the deteriorating patient
  • Develop a framework for detection, evaluation and treatment of the deteriorating patient
  • Learn to use the ABCDEFG Algorithm in patient assessment

Theory modules (Foundations) will include tutorials, short quiz questions, case studies, and a post theory final quiz.

Practical simulation (Workshop) will include hands-on implementation of theory learnings


In preparation for the course, it is necessary for you to download/access the DETECT Manual after you enrol. The link is provided in DETECT - Foundations "Pre-theory Requirement" tab (you will need to refer to the manual in the final quiz section).


Clinical Learning Education & Research Service (CLEaRS)


DETECT - Foundations 

DETECT - Detecting Deterioration, Evaluation, Treatment, Escalation and Communicating in Teams (Foundations)

Download/access DETECT manual

Complete course modules (includes tutorials, short quizzes and case studies) 

Complete final quiz

Complete the theory evaluation online (allow 3 hours to complete Theory modules, final quiz and evaluation)

Simulation Workshop

Enrol to attend Simulation Workshop - 

Complete a practical simulation workshop (allow approximately 3 hours to complete Practical)

Complete the practical evaluation online

Print and/or save the certificate of attendance.

How to enrol

Internal Staff


DETECT - Foundations

Use the 'Enrol me' button located at the bottom of this page. If you cannot see the 'Enrol me' button at the bottom of this page, please CLICK HERE and re-check for the 'Enrol me' button at the bottom of this page. Clicking on the 'Enrol me' button will enrol you in the course and take you to the course homepage. Then you will be able to sign-up to a training session.

NTG Staff – login with your NTG LAN details. These are the same details you use to log onto your work computer.

Simulation Workshop

After completing Evaluation in DETECT - Foundations

Click on the Enrolment Practical Simulation Workshop Tab

Click on the "Click here to Enrol" link

Select and enrol in the appropriate course - Please note you must attend the Practical Simulation Workshop within 6 months of completing the on-line modules.


For information regarding the course, contact:
Clinical Learning Education & Research Service (CLEaRS)
p 892 27660