Early warning scores: unravelling detection and escalation

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Authors: Smith, G.B., Prytherch, D.R., Meredith, P. and Schmidt, P.E.

Journal: Int J Health Care Qual Assur

Volume: 28

Issue: 8

Pages: 872-875

ISSN: 0952-6862

DOI: 10.1108/IJHCQA-07-2015-0086

PURPOSE: The purpose of this paper is to increase understanding of how patient deterioration is detected and how clinical care escalates when early warning score (EWS) systems are used. DESIGN/METHODOLOGY/APPROACH: The authors critically review a recent National Early Warning Score paper published in IJHCQA using personal experience and EWS-related publications, and debate the difference between detection and escalation. FINDINGS: Incorrect EWS choice or poorly understood EWS escalation may result in unnecessary workloads forward and responding staff. PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS: EWS system implementers may need to revisit their guidance materials; medical and nurse educators may need to expand the curriculum to improve EWS system understanding and use. ORIGINALITY/VALUE: The paper raises the EWS debate and alerts EWS users that scrutiny is required.

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Authors: Smith, G.B., Prytherch, D.R., Meredith, P. and Schmidt, P.E.

Journal: International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance

Volume: 28

Issue: 8

Pages: 872-875

ISSN: 0952-6862

DOI: 10.1108/IJHCQA-07-2015-0086

© 2015, Emerald Group Publishing Limited. Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to increase understanding of how patient deterioration is detected and how clinical care escalates when early warning score (EWS) systems are used. Design/methodology/approach – The authors critically review a recent National Early Warning Score paper published in IJHCQA using personal experience and EWS-related publications, and debate the difference between detection and escalation. Findings – Incorrect EWS choice or poorly understood EWS escalation may result in unnecessary workloads forward and responding staff. Practical implications – EWS system implementers may need to revisit their guidance materials; medical and nurse educators may need to expand the curriculum to improve EWS system understanding and use. Originality/value – The paper raises the EWS debate and alerts EWS users that scrutiny is required.

This data was imported from Web of Science (Lite):

Authors: Smith, G.B., Prytherch, D.R., Meredith, P. and Schmidt, P.E.

Journal: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEALTH CARE QUALITY ASSURANCE

Volume: 28

Issue: 8

Pages: 872-876

eISSN: 1758-6542

ISSN: 0952-6862

DOI: 10.1108/IJHCQA-07-2015-0086

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