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dc.contributor.authorRoland, Damian-
dc.contributor.authorOliver, A.-
dc.contributor.authorEdwards, E. D.-
dc.contributor.authorMason, B. W.-
dc.contributor.authorPowell, C. V.-
dc.date.accessioned2015-03-23T11:28:27Z-
dc.date.available2015-03-23T11:28:27Z-
dc.date.issued2013-08-30-
dc.identifier.citationArchives of Disease in Childhood, 2014, 99 (1), pp. 26-29en
dc.identifier.issn0003-9888-
dc.identifier.urihttp://adc.bmj.com/content/99/1/26en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2381/31912-
dc.description.abstractObjective: To determine the use of Paediatric Early Warning Systems (PEWS) and Rapid Response Teams (RRTs) in paediatric units in Great Britain. Design: Cross sectional survey. Setting: All hospitals with inpatient paediatric services in Great Britain. Outcome measures: Proportion of units using a PEWS, origin of PEWS used, criterion included in PEWS, proportion of units with a RRT and membership of RRT. Results: The response rate was 95% (149/157). 85% of units were using a PEWS and 18% had an RRT in place. Tertiary units were more likely than District General Hospital to have implemented a PEWS, 90% versus 83%, and a RRT, 52% versus 10%. A large number of PEWS were in use, the majority of which were unpublished and unvalidated systems. Conclusion: Despite the inconclusive evidence of effectiveness, the use of PEWS has increased since 2005. The implementation has been inconsistent with large variation in the PEWS used, the activation criteria used, availability of an RRT and the membership of the RRT. There must be a coordinated national evaluation of the implementation, impact and effectiveness of a standardised PEWS programme in the various environments where acutely sick children are managed.en
dc.description.sponsorshipDr. Damian Roland is undertaking a Doctoral Research Fellowship supported by the National Institute for Health Research.en
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dc.publisherBMJ Publishing Group for Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, European Academy of Paediatricsen
dc.relation.urihttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23995077-
dc.rightsArchived with reference to SHERPA/RoMEO and publisher website. Copyright holder: Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. Version of record: http://adc.bmj.com/content/99/1/26en
dc.subjectGeneral Paediatricsen
dc.subjectMonitoringen
dc.subjectNursing Careen
dc.subjectPaediatric Practiceen
dc.subjectClinical Alarmsen
dc.subjectCritical Careen
dc.subjectCross-Sectional Studiesen
dc.subjectGreat Britainen
dc.subjectHealth Care Surveysen
dc.subjectHospital Rapid Response Teamen
dc.subjectHospitalsen
dc.subjectHumansen
dc.subjectPediatricsen
dc.titleUse of paediatric early warning systems in Great Britain: has there been a change of practice in the last 7 years?en
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.doi10.1136/archdischild-2012-302783-
dc.identifier.eissn1468-2044-
dc.identifier.piiarchdischild-2012-302783-
dc.description.statusPeer-revieweden
dc.description.versionPost-printen
dc.type.subtypeJournal Article;Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't-
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pubs.organisational-group/Organisation/COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGYen
pubs.organisational-group/Organisation/COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY/School of Medicineen
pubs.organisational-group/Organisation/COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY/School of Medicine/Department of Health Sciencesen
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