The West of England Academic Health Science Network has produced this webpage on caring for the deteriorating patient. One of the priorities identified by their Patient Safety Collaborative was the emergency management of the deteriorating patient, in particular identifying patients at risk and avoiding patient deterioration.
This webpage includes examples and resources to help others implement similar changes and initiatives.
Working with colleagues across the health service community, they are focusing on these key areas:
- Safer Care through NEWS2 (National Early Warning Score)
- Emergency Department Safety Checklist
- Emergency Laparotomy Collaborative
- Structured Mortality Reviews.