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dc.contributor.authorELLIOTT, NAOMIen
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-17T09:42:17Z
dc.date.available2015-04-17T09:42:17Z
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.date.submitted2015en
dc.identifier.citationFox, A., & Elliott, N., Early Warning Scores: A Sign of Deterioration in Patients and Systems, Nursing Management, 22, 1, 2015, 26 - 31en
dc.identifier.otherYen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/73767
dc.descriptionPUBLISHEDen
dc.description.abstractThe early warning score is a decision-making tool that has a simple design, yet its implementation in healthcare organisations is proving complex. This article reports the results of a survey that evaluated the nurses’ experiences of using the NEWS (National Early Warning Score) in an acute hospital in Ireland. Staff reported that the NEWS was easy to use, did not increase workload and enhanced their ability to identify deteriorating patients. However, they also identified problems related to doctors’ delayed response times, doctors lack of training in the use of the tool, and a failure by doctors to modify parameters for patients with chronic conditions. NEWS enhances nurses’ role in early detection of patient deterioration but delays in response times by doctors, exposes systematic flaws in healthcare. This suggests that it is not only an indicator of patient deterioration but also of deteriorating healthcare systems.en
dc.format.extent26en
dc.format.extent31en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesNursing Managementen
dc.relation.ispartofseries22en
dc.relation.ispartofseries1en
dc.rightsYen
dc.subjectEarly Warning Score; decision making; implementation; evaluation; healthcare systems; trainingen
dc.subject.lcshEarly Warning Score; decision making; implementation; evaluation; healthcare systems; trainingen
dc.titleEarly Warning Scores: A Sign of Deterioration in Patients and Systemsen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.type.supercollectionscholarly_publicationsen
dc.type.supercollectionrefereed_publicationsen
dc.identifier.peoplefinderurlhttp://people.tcd.ie/elliotnen
dc.identifier.rssinternalid102186en
dc.identifier.doidoi.org/10.7748/nm.22.1.26.e1337en
dc.rights.ecaccessrightsopenAccess
dc.subject.TCDTagAcute care nursingen
dc.identifier.rssurihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/73767en
dc.identifier.orcid_id0000-0002-0048-9825en


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