Category list : Deteriorating patients
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Hospital nurses will be required to alert consultants if patients with suspected sepsis do not respond to treatment within an hour, under new rules being brought in to reduce deaths.
Introducing dedicated expert nurses to proactively monitor patients at increased risk of “clinical deterioration” can help cut intensive care transfers by up to 40%, according to a new US study.
A nurse has received national recognition for helping to dramatically improve sepsis care across Weston Area Health NHS Trust.
What is the procedure for accurately measuring patients’ respiratory rate? What are its limitations? This is the third article in our six-part series on the respiratory rate
Respiratory rate is a vital sign but is often not recorded. This article, the second in a six-part series, explains the anatomy and physiology of breathing and how it is affected by ill health
The respiratory rate is an essential observation but is often not recorded. This article, the first in a six-part series looking at the importance of this vital sign, explains why nurses need to measure and record it
The nurse who developed an early warning app for patients at Great Ormond Street Hospital says the device has “saved thousands of nursing hours”.
Every NHS hospital in England will be expected to use the same clinical assessment scoring system to spot patient deterioration by 2019 to ensure staff do not speak at “cross purposes”, healthcare bosses have said.
Senior nurses at a major London trust that has been piloting the use of vital signs devices say it will now adopt it ”more widely”, after seeing the technology help improve the workload of its nursing staff.
Intravenous fluid therapy is sometimes needed to restore homoeostasis and prevent organ failure. This overview of intravenous fluid use is accompanied by a self-assessment questionnaire so you can test your knowledge after reading it