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

Butler, Zoe (2020) Implementing the National Early Warning Score 2 into pre-registration nurse education. Nursing Standard, 35 (2). Full text not available from this repository.

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Recognising signs of deteriorating health in patients and responding to them appropriately are crucial nursing competencies. In acute care, failure to detect and act promptly on deterioration can lead to the patient’s death. To achieve clinical competence, nursing students require training in the use of techniques for monitoring physiological observations as well as protocols that enable them to respond to deterioration. The use of early warning scores has been advocated to standardise the methods and frequency of patient monitoring in acute care settings. In 2012, the Royal College of Physicians developed the National Early Warning Score (NEWS), which was updated in 2017 and known as NEWS2. This early warning score is used in acute hospitals in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. This article explores the benefits and challenges of using NEWS2 as an educational tool in pre-registration nursing programmes to support nursing students in recognising and responding to deteriorating health.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: Nursing Standard
Publisher: RCN Publishing (RCNi)
ISSN: 2047-9018
Departments: Institute of Health > Nursing
Depositing User: Christian Stretton
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2020 10:47
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2024 10:33
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