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Title: Paediatric Early Warning Systems: Myths and muses
Authors: Roland, Damian
First Published: 1-Feb-2017
Publisher: Elsevier for Medicine Publishing
Citation: Paediatrics and Child Health (United Kingdom), 2017
Abstract: 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.
DOI Link: 10.1016/j.paed.2017.01.006
ISSN: 1751-7222
eISSN: 1878-206X
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2017, Elsevier for Medicine Publishing. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s open access archiving policy.
Description: The file associated with this record is under embargo until 12 months after publication, in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy. The full text may be available through the publisher links provided above.
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