Category list : Early warning scores
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How can respiratory rate assessment help identify community-acquired pneumonia and sepsis? This is the fifth in our six-part series on respiratory rate
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
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.
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.
How real-time data can improve patient careSubscription
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
Improving observation with new technologySubscription
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?Subscription
Despite the use of early warning scoring systems, deteriorating patients are often not identified, suggesting these systems may not be sufficiently robust
For several years now I have become increasingly dismayed about what has happened to our profession and the NHS.
Sir Bruce Keogh’s review, published earlier this month, into the high mortality rates at 14 trusts found that all these trusts were understaffed.
Early warning scores: effective useSubscription
A trust has lowered its mortality ratio by improving compliance in EWS monitoring