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Nurs Manag (Harrow). 2014 Aug 28;21(5):13. doi: 10.7748/nm.21.5.13.s16.

Vantage point - Early warning flaws.

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Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust.

Abstract

USING AN EARLY warning score (EWS) system should improve the detection of acutely deteriorating patients. Under such a system, a score is allocated to each of six physiological measurements including respiratory rate and oxygen saturations, which are aggregated to produce an overall score. An aggregated score of seven or higher prompts nursing staff to refer a patient for emergency assessment.

PMID:
25167111
DOI:
10.7748/nm.21.5.13.s16

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