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Paediatric Early Warning Systems: Myths and muses

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posted on 2017-03-17, 14:16 authored by Damian Roland
The concept of using early warning systems to detect deterioration in patients in hospitals is well established in healthcare systems. However their implementation has not always been in parallel with the available evidence. The face validity of tools that alert staff to early changes in physiological and observational parameters is a significant driver to their spread. However there are a number of factors which should give healthcare providers pause for thought. This review examines some common questions raised about PEWS (Paediatric Early Warning Systems) and discusses how we might use them to their maximum potential.

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Paediatrics and Child Health (United Kingdom), 2017

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/Organisation/COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY/School of Medicine/Department of Health Sciences

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  • AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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Paediatrics and Child Health (United Kingdom)

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Elsevier for Medicine Publishing

issn

1751-7222

eissn

1878-206X

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2017

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2018-02-01

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http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1751722217300069

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