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Category list : Early warning scores

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  • University College London Hospital

    New obligations on hospital nurses to tackle sepsisSubscription

    News11 March, 2019

    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.

  • Rounding

    Proactive rounding by ‘expert nurses’ cuts ICU admissions by 40%Subscription

    News15 January, 2019

    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. 

  • respiratory six

    Respiratory rate 6: the benefits of continuous monitoringSubscription

    Clinical29 October, 2018

    What are the benefits of continuous respiratory rate monitoring? This final article in our six-part series on respiratory rate looks at the potential benefits of new technology to help detect deterioration

  • respiratory five

    Respiratory rate 5: using this vital sign to detect deteriorationSubscription

    Clinical10 September, 2018

    How can respiratory rate assessment help identify community-acquired pneumonia and sepsis? This is the fifth in our six-part series on respiratory rate

  • respiratory four

    Respiratory rate 4: breathing rhythm and chest movementSubscription

    Clinical20 August, 2018

    The fourth article in our series on respiratory rate is a guide to the assessment of breathing rhythm and chest movement, which provide important information on a patient’s condition

  • clipboard admin targets nurse ward

    Trusts told to use same NHS warning score for deteriorationSubscription

    News19 December, 2017

    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.

  • Tablet computer, mobile working

    Notts pilot will see patients screened electronically for sepsis Subscription

    News16 January, 2017

    Nurses and doctors are to take part in a sepsis screening pilot at a trust in Nottingham from this month, which will ensure every patient is automatically assessed for the disease when their vital signs are recorded electronically.

  • Real-time electronic data is a potential treasure trove of insights

    How real-time data can improve patient careSubscription

    Clinical21 September, 2015

    Real-time data can allow earlier identification of patients with deteriorating health, free up nurses’ time and help hospitals to better plan staff and resource deployment

  • Early warning scores are quickly calculated

    Improving observation with new technologySubscription

    Clinical6 April, 2015

    Nurses’ use of technology for patient assessment and observation is improving patient care and safety, as case studies from Croydon and Merseyside show

  • How helpful are early warning scores?

    How helpful are early warning scores?Subscription

    Clinical10 January, 2014

    Despite the use of early warning scoring systems, deteriorating patients are often not identified, suggesting these systems may not be sufficiently robust

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