What is the National Early Warning Score – and why is it important?
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What is the National Early Warning Score – and why is it important?

Daniel Allen Health journalist

NEWS2 has created a common language so nurses can act quickly to help deteriorating patients, but clinical judgement is still vital

Rapid treatment saves lives but efficient systems help too, and the National Early Warning Score (NEWS) is now well established as a way to help detect life-threatening deterioration in patients.

Emergency Nurse. 29, 4, 8-10. doi: 10.7748/en.29.4.8.s8

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