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Observations and monitoring: routine practices on the ward

01 May 2010

Paediatric Nursing

Research

Aim To review routine observations on all children admitted to the Children’s Hospital for Wales and the feasibility of implementing an early warning score for...

Observations and monitoring: routine practices on the ward

01 May 2010

Paediatric Nursing

A&S Science

Aim To review routine observations on all children admitted to the Children’s Hospital for Wales and the feasibility of implementing an early warning score for...

Collaborative working to promote the use of an early warning scoring system in the recognition and escalation of acutely ill patients in community healthcare

07 November 2018

Primary Health Care

Patient safety

The National Patient Safety Agency’s (NPSA) National Reporting and Learning System (2007) identified that 11% of deaths in 2005 were the result of deterioration that...

Development and validation of a methodology to measure the time taken by hospital nurses to make vital signs observations

06 July 2020

Nurse Researcher

evidence and practice

Background Several time and motion studies have sought to quantify the nursing work involved in observing patients’ vital signs. However, none of these studies...

Sepsis: an overview of the signs, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and pathophysiology

07 August 2019

Emergency Nurse

urgent care

Sepsis is a common phenomenon surrounded by uncertainty and misunderstanding. The urgency for treatment is complicated by the vagueness of signs and symptoms and...

How to measure a patient’s temperature non-invasively

09 September 2019

Nursing Standard

Infection prevention and control

Rationale and key points Temperature is a vital sign that is included in all early warning scoring tools and as part of patient observations. This article outlines...

Planning a change project in mental health nursing

02 September 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article outlines a plan for a change project to improve the quality of physical health care on mental health wards. The plan was designed to improve the...

Implementing the National Early Warning Score 2 into pre-registration nurse education

17 February 2020

Nursing Standard

deteriorating patients

Recognising signs of deteriorating health in patients and responding to them appropriately are crucial nursing competencies. In acute care, failure to detect and act...