Paediatric early warning scores on a children's ward: a quality improvement initiative.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/326191
Title:
Paediatric early warning scores on a children's ward: a quality improvement initiative.
Authors:
Ennis, Linda
Affiliation:
University Hospital Waterford, Ireland.
Citation:
Ennis L. Paediatric early warning scores on a children's ward: a quality improvement initiative. Nurs Child Young People. 2014, 26 (7):25-31 Nurs Child Young People
Publisher:
Nursing children and young people
Journal:
Nursing children and young people
Issue Date:
9-Sep-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/326191
DOI:
10.7748/ncyp.26.7.25.e478
PubMed ID:
25200240
Abstract:
The aim of this quality improvement initiative was to incorporate a paediatric early warning score (PEWS) and track and trigger system in the routine care of children in an acute general children's ward at a regional hospital in the Republic of Ireland. In the absence of a nationally recommended specific PEWS strategy, a local plan was developed. The experience of structuring and implementing the PEWS and track and trigger system is presented in this article. Data from the first year of use were collected to evaluate the clinical utility and effectiveness of this system. In the busy acute children's service, the PEWS initiative was found to benefit processes of early detection, prompt referral and timely, appropriate management of children at potential risk of clinical deterioration. Nursing staff were empowered and supported to communicate concerns immediately and to seek rapid medical review, according to an agreed PEWS escalation plan. Outcomes were significantly improved.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
The aim of this quality improvement initiative was to incorporate a paediatric early warning score (PEWS) and track and trigger system in the routine care of children in an acute general children’s ward at a regional hospital in the Republic of Ireland. In the absence of a nationally recommended specific PEWS strategy, a local plan was developed. The experience of structuring and implementing the PEWS and track and trigger system is presented in this article. Data from the first year of use were collected to evaluate the clinical utility and effectiveness of this system. In the busy acute children’s service, the PEWS initiative was found to benefit processes of early detection, prompt referral and timely, appropriate management of children at potential risk of clinical deterioration. Nursing staff were empowered and supported to communicate concerns immediately and to seek rapid medical review, according to an agreed PEWS escalation plan. Outcomes were significantly improved.
Keywords:
CHILD HEALTH; HOSPITAL
ISSN:
2046-2336

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorEnnis, Lindaen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-17T10:41:49Z-
dc.date.available2014-09-17T10:41:49Z-
dc.date.issued2014-09-09-
dc.identifier.citationEnnis L. Paediatric early warning scores on a children's ward: a quality improvement initiative. Nurs Child Young People. 2014, 26 (7):25-31 Nurs Child Young Peopleen_GB
dc.identifier.issn2046-2336-
dc.identifier.pmid25200240-
dc.identifier.doi10.7748/ncyp.26.7.25.e478-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/326191-
dc.descriptionThe aim of this quality improvement initiative was to incorporate a paediatric early warning score (PEWS) and track and trigger system in the routine care of children in an acute general children’s ward at a regional hospital in the Republic of Ireland. In the absence of a nationally recommended specific PEWS strategy, a local plan was developed. The experience of structuring and implementing the PEWS and track and trigger system is presented in this article. Data from the first year of use were collected to evaluate the clinical utility and effectiveness of this system. In the busy acute children’s service, the PEWS initiative was found to benefit processes of early detection, prompt referral and timely, appropriate management of children at potential risk of clinical deterioration. Nursing staff were empowered and supported to communicate concerns immediately and to seek rapid medical review, according to an agreed PEWS escalation plan. Outcomes were significantly improved.en_GB
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this quality improvement initiative was to incorporate a paediatric early warning score (PEWS) and track and trigger system in the routine care of children in an acute general children's ward at a regional hospital in the Republic of Ireland. In the absence of a nationally recommended specific PEWS strategy, a local plan was developed. The experience of structuring and implementing the PEWS and track and trigger system is presented in this article. Data from the first year of use were collected to evaluate the clinical utility and effectiveness of this system. In the busy acute children's service, the PEWS initiative was found to benefit processes of early detection, prompt referral and timely, appropriate management of children at potential risk of clinical deterioration. Nursing staff were empowered and supported to communicate concerns immediately and to seek rapid medical review, according to an agreed PEWS escalation plan. Outcomes were significantly improved.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNursing children and young peopleen_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Nursing children and young peopleen_GB
dc.subjectCHILD HEALTHen_GB
dc.subjectHOSPITALen_GB
dc.titlePaediatric early warning scores on a children's ward: a quality improvement initiative.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity Hospital Waterford, Ireland.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalNursing children and young peopleen_GB

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