Higgins, Yvonne and Maries-Tillott, Caroline and Quinton, Sarah and Richmond, Jo (2008) Promoting patient safety using an early warning scoring system. Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987), 22 (44). pp. 35-40. ISSN 0029-6570. This article is accessible to all HEFT staff and students via NHS Evidence www.evidence.nhs.uk by using their HEFT Athens login IDsFull text not available from this repository.
Recognising when a patient's condition is deteriorating is a key aspect of patient safety and the use of early warning scoring systems is integral to this. Compliance with such systems can often be poor. Through the introduction of a competency framework and audit system, the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust has demonstrated improvements in compliance with a modified early warning scoring tool, which has had significant benefits in terms of patient safety.
|Additional Information:||This article is accessible to all HEFT staff and students via NHS Evidence www.evidence.nhs.uk by using their HEFT Athens login IDs|
|Subjects:||WA Patients. Primary care. Medical profession. Forensic medicine|
|Divisions:||Planned IP Care|
|Depositing User:||Sophie Rollason|
|Date Deposited:||10 Jun 2014 13:21|
|Last Modified:||17 Jun 2014 12:28|
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