The use of early warning scores to recognise and respond to patient deterioration in district nursing.
Br J Community Nurs 2018 Feb;23(2):76-79
District Nursing Sister, Northumbria Healthcare Trust.
This discussion article focuses on the literature surrounding early warning scoring systems and their use in primary care, specifically within district nursing. Patient deterioration is a global concern, associated with high mortality rates and avoidable deaths. Early recognition and response by nursing and other health care staff has been attributed to early warning scoring systems (EWSS) and tools. Read More