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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912778/medical-priority-dispatch-codes-comparison-with-national-early-warning-score
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Marko Hoikka, Sami Länkimäki, Tom Silfvast, Tero I Ala-Kokko
BACKGROUND: In Finland, calls for emergency medical services are prioritized by educated non-medical personnel into four categories-from A (highest risk) to D (lowest risk)-following a criteria-based national dispatch protocol. Discrepancies in triage may result in risk overestimation, leading to inappropriate use of emergency medical services units and to risk underestimation that can negatively impact patient outcome. To evaluate dispatch protocol accuracy, we assessed association between priority assigned at dispatch and the patient's condition assessed by emergency medical services on the scene using an early warning risk assessment tool...
December 3, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907062/sepsis-prevalence-and-outcome-on-the-general-wards-and-emergency-departments-in-wales-results-of-a-multi-centre-observational-point-prevalence-study
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Tamas Szakmany, Robert M Lundin, Ben Sharif, Gemma Ellis, Paul Morgan, Maja Kopczynska, Amrit Dhadda, Charlotte Mann, Danielle Donoghue, Sarah Rollason, Emma Brownlow, Francesca Hill, Grace Carr, Hannah Turley, James Hassall, James Lloyd, Llywela Davies, Michael Atkinson, Molly Jones, Nerys Jones, Rhodri Martin, Yousef Ibrahim, Judith E Hall
Data on sepsis prevalence on the general wards is lacking on the UK and in the developed world. We conducted a multicentre, prospective, observational study of the prevalence of patients with sepsis or severe sepsis on the general wards and Emergency Departments (ED) in Wales. During the 24-hour study period all patients with NEWS≥3 were screened for presence of 2 or more SIRS criteria. To be eligible for inclusion, patients had to have a high clinical suspicion of an infection, together with a systemic inflammatory response (sepsis) and evidence of acute organ dysfunction and/or shock (severe sepsis)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868189/an-evaluation-of-inpatient-morbidity-and-critical-care-provision-in-zambia
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P J Dart, J Kinnear, M D Bould, S L Mwansa, Z Rakhda, D Snell
The aim of this study was to objectively measure demand for critical care services in a southern African tertiary referral centre. We carried out a point prevalence study of medical and surgical admissions over a 48-h period at the University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, recording the following: age; sex; diagnosis; Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) status and National Early Warning Score. One-hundred and twenty medical and surgical admissions were studied. Fifty-four patients (45%) had objective evidence of a requirement for critical care review and potential or probable admission to an intensive care unit, according to the Royal College of Physicians (UK) guidelines...
November 21, 2016: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814440/views-from-the-prehospital-perspective-a-comparison-with-a-prehospital-score-to-triage-categorisation-in-the-emergency-department
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D Gaumont, N Cummins, A Hannigan, D Ryan
This aim of this observ estigate how the recently introduced National Early Warning Score (ViEWS) applied in the prehospital setting (Ph-ViEWS) compares with the Manchester Triage System (MTS) used in most Emergency Departments (ED) in Ireland. 386 patients fitted the inclusion criteria of which 272 (69%) had a complete set of values. Of 272 MTS 1 and 2 patients, only 114 (42%) had a Ph-ViEWS ⋝7. This study found that a substantial number of patients deemed urgent at the time of triage do not have elevated Ph-ViEWS...
June 10, 2016: Irish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783731/translation-and-adaptation-of-a-pediatric-early-warning-score
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Juliana de Oliveira Freitas Miranda, Climene Laura de Camargo, Carlito Lopes Nascimento, Daniel Sales Portela, Alan Monaghan, Katia Santana Freitas, Renata Fonseca Mendoza
Objective: to translate and adapt the BPEWS for the Portuguese language, with the purpose of verifying its applicability in the Brazilian context studied. Method: methodological study guided by international and nationally accepted recommendations for translation and adaptation of health measurement instruments. Stages of conceptual, item, semantic, operational and pre-test equivalence are described for obtaining the BPEWS Portuguese version to be used in Brazil...
September 2016: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751799/performance-of-the-obstetric-early-warning-score-in-critically-ill-patients-for-the-prediction-of-maternal-death
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Angel Paternina-Caicedo, Jezid Miranda, Ghada Bourjeily, Andrew Levinson, Carmelo Dueñas, Camilo Bello Muñoz, José A Rojas-Suarez
BACKGROUND: Every day, about 830 women die worldwide from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. Obstetric early-warning scores have been proposed as a potential tool to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality, based upon the identification of predetermined abnormal values in the vital signs or laboratory parameters, to generate a rapid and effective medical response. Several early-warning scores have been developed for obstetrical patients, but the majority are the result of a clinical consensus rather than statistical analyses of clinical outcome measures (i...
October 14, 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27735150/early-warning-scoring-system-for-early-recognition-of-and-timely-intervention-in-deteriorating-patients-in-the-hospital
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Ravikirti
Delay in recognizing clinical deterioration in acutely unwell patients often leads to cardiac arrests and unexpected admissions to the Intensive Care Unit. Early Warning Scoring Systems based on vital physiological parameters help in early detection of clinical deterioration. When combined with a system of prompt and appropriate clinical response, they have been shown to improve outcome. A standardised National Early Warning Score has been implemented in the United Kingdom. There is a need to implement an early warning scoring system in hospitals in India in order to ensure effective and judicious utilization of our overburdened acute services and to minimize adverse outcomes...
May 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27683509/the-national-early-warning-score-news-for-outcome-prediction-in-emergency-department-patients-with-community-acquired-pneumonia-results-from-a-6-year-prospective-cohort-study
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Diana Sbiti-Rohr, Alexander Kutz, Mirjam Christ-Crain, Robert Thomann, Werner Zimmerli, Claus Hoess, Christoph Henzen, Beat Mueller, Philipp Schuetz
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the accuracy of the National Early Warning Score (NEWS) to predict mortality and adverse clinical outcomes for patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) compared to standard risk scores such as the pneumonia severity index (PSI) and CURB-65. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of patients included in a previous randomised-controlled trial with a median follow-up of 6.1 years. SETTINGS: Patients with CAP included on admission to the emergency departments (ED) of 6 tertiary care hospitals in Switzerland...
September 28, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27649072/qsofa-sirs-and-early-warning-scores-for-detecting-clinical-deterioration-in-infected-patients-outside-the-icu
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Matthew M Churpek, Ashley Snyder, Xuan Han, Sarah Sokol, Natasha Pettit, Michael D Howell, Dana P Edelson
RATIONALE: The 2016 definitions of sepsis included the quick Sepsis-related Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) score to identify high-risk patients outside the intensive care unit (ICU). OBJECTIVE: We sought to compare qSOFA to other commonly used early warning scores. METHODS: All admitted patients first meeting criteria for suspicion of infection in the emergency department (ED) or hospital wards from November 2008 until January 2016 were included...
September 20, 2016: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27596721/clinical-frailty-adds-to-acute-illness-severity-in-predicting-mortality-in-hospitalized-older-adults-an-observational-study
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Roman Romero-Ortuno, Stephen Wallis, Richard Biram, Victoria Keevil
AIM: Frail individuals may be at higher risk of death from a given acute illness severity (AIS), but this relationship has not been studied in an English National Health Service (NHS) acute hospital setting. METHODS: This was a retrospective observational study in a large university NHS hospital in England. We analyzed all first non-elective inpatient episodes of people aged ≥75years (all specialties) between October 2014 and October 2015. Pre-admission frailty was assessed with the Clinical Frailty Scale (CFS) of the Canadian Study on Health & Aging, and AIS in the Emergency Department was measured with a Modified Early Warning Score (ED-MEWS<4 was considered as low acuity, and ED-MEWS≥4 as high acuity)...
November 2016: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27553223/a-validation-of-the-national-early-warning-score-to-predict-outcome-in-patients-with-copd-exacerbation
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Luke E Hodgson, Borislav D Dimitrov, Jo Congleton, Richard Venn, Lui G Forni, Paul J Roderick
BACKGROUND: The National Early Warning Score (NEWS), proposed as a standardised track and trigger system, may perform less well in acute exacerbation of COPD (AECOPD). This study externally validated NEWS and modifications (Chronic Respiratory Early Warning Score (CREWS) and Salford-NEWS) in AECOPD. METHODS: An observational cohort study (2012-2014, two UK acute medical units (AMUs)), compared AECOPD (2361 admissions, 942 individuals, International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems-10 J40-J44 codes) with AMU patients (37 109 admissions, 20 415 individuals)...
August 23, 2016: Thorax
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27546749/predictive-value-of-the-national-early-warning-score-lactate-for-mortality-and-the-need-for-critical-care-among-general-emergency-department-patients
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Sion Jo, Jaechol Yoon, Jae Baek Lee, Youngho Jin, Taeoh Jeong, Boyoung Park
STUDY OBJECTIVES: What is the predictive value of the National Early Warning Score-Lactate (NEWS-L) score for mortality and the need for critical care in general emergency department (ED) patients? METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study, we enrolled all adult patients who visited the ED of an urban academic tertiary-care university hospital in South Korea over 2 consecutive months. The primary outcome was 2-day mortality. The secondary outcomes were the need for critical care (advanced airway use, vasopressor or inotropic agent use, intensive care unit admission) during an ED stay; 2-day composite outcome (2-day mortality and the need for critical care); 7-day mortality; and in-hospital mortality...
June 29, 2016: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27513547/a-comparison-of-the-ability-of-the-physiologic-components-of-medical-emergency-team-criteria-and-the-u-k-national-early-warning-score-to-discriminate-patients-at-risk-of-a-range-of-adverse-clinical-outcomes
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Gary B Smith, David R Prytherch, Stuart Jarvis, Caroline Kovacs, Paul Meredith, Paul E Schmidt, Jim Briggs
OBJECTIVE: To compare the ability of medical emergency team criteria and the National Early Warning Score to discriminate cardiac arrest, unanticipated ICU admission and death within 24 hours of a vital signs measurement, and to quantify the associated workload. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: A large U.K. National Health Service District General Hospital. PATIENTS: Adults hospitalized from May 25, 2011, to December 31, 2013...
August 2, 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27487317/comparison-of-the-national-early-warning-score-in-non-elective-medical-and-surgical-patients
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C Kovacs, S W Jarvis, D R Prytherch, P Meredith, P E Schmidt, J S Briggs, G B Smith
BACKGROUND: The National Early Warning Score (NEWS) is used to identify deteriorating patients in hospital. NEWS is a better discriminator of outcomes than other early warning scores in acute medical admissions, but it has not been evaluated in a surgical population. The study aims were to evaluate the ability of NEWS to discriminate cardiac arrest, death and unanticipated ICU admission in patients admitted to surgical specialties, and to compare the performance of NEWS in admissions to medical and surgical specialties...
September 2016: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27417561/clinical-outcomes-of-patients-seen-by-rapid-response-teams-a-template-for-benchmarking-international-teams
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Jonathan Bannard-Smith, Geoffrey K Lighthall, Christian P Subbe, Lesley Durham, John Welch, Rinaldo Bellomo, Daryl A Jones
AIM: The study was developed to characterize short-term outcomes of deteriorating ward patients triggering a Rapid Response Team (RRT), and describe variability between hospitals or groups thereof. METHODS: We performed an international prospective study of Rapid Response Team (RRT) activity over a 7-day period in February 2014. Investigators at 51 acute hospitals across Australia, Denmark, the Netherlands, USA and United Kingdom collected data on all patients triggering RRT review concerning the nature, trigger and immediate outcome of RRT review...
October 2016: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27413051/adjusting-for-illness-severity-shows-there-is-no-difference-in-patient-mortality-at-weekends-or-weekdays-for-emergency-medical-admissions
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Mohammed A Mohammed, Muhammad Faisal, Donald Richardson, Robin Howes, Kevin Beaston, Kevin Speed, John Wright
BACKGROUND: Patients admitted to hospitals over the weekend appear to have a higher risk of death compared to weekday admissions, but the reasons remain unclear. Unlike previous studies, we use a standardised mandated vital signs physiological based measure of sickness known as the National Early Warning Score (NEWS) to investigate this "weekend effect" for emergency admissions. AIM: To determine if weekend admissions are (1) sicker as measured by their index NEWS, (2) have an increased risk of death and (3) have less favourable monitoring of their vital signs compared with weekday admissions...
July 12, 2016: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27386753/the-national-early-warning-score-translation-testing-and-prediction-in-a-swedish-setting
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Martin Spångfors, Lisa Arvidsson, Victoria Karlsson, Karin Samuelson
The National Early Warning Score - NEWS is a "track and trigger" scale designed to assess in-hospital patients' vital signs and detect clinical deterioration. In this study the NEWS was translated into Swedish and its association with the need of intensive care was investigated. A total of 868 patient charts, recorded by the medical emergency team at a university hospital, containing the parameters needed to calculate the NEWS were audited. The NEWS was translated into Swedish and tested for inter-rater reliability with a perfect agreement (weighted κ=1...
July 4, 2016: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27346295/a-single-centre-cohort-study-of-national-early-warning-score-news-and-near-patient-testing-in-acute-medical-admissions
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Tom E F Abbott, Hew D T Torrance, Nicholas Cron, Nidhi Vaid, Julian Emmanuel
INTRODUCTION: The utility of an early warning score may be improved when used with near patient testing. However, this has not yet been investigated for National Early Warning Score (NEWS). We hypothesised that the combination of NEWS and blood gas variables (lactate, glucose or base-excess) was more strongly associated with clinical outcome compared to NEWS alone. METHODS: This was a prospective cohort study of adult medical admissions to a single-centre over 20days...
November 2016: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27339095/combined-use-of-the-national-early-warning-score-and-d-dimer-levels-to-predict-30-day-and-365-day-mortality-in-medical-patients
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Christian H Nickel, John Kellett, Tim Cooksley, Roland Bingisser, Daniel P Henriksen, Mikkel Brabrand
AIM: To investigate the combined use of NEWS and D-dimer levels to predict the 30-day and 365-day mortality rates of a cohort of Danish patients with complete follow-up. METHODS: Post-hoc retrospective observational study of acutely admitted medical patients aged 18 years or older who had D-dimer measured within 6h after arrival to two medical admission units in Denmark. RESULTS: The final study population consisted of 1201 patients with a median age of 65...
September 2016: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27316407/early-warning-scoring
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This article examines the evidence base for the introduction of a national early warning scoring (EWS) system for children that is 'effective, audited and quality assured'.
July 1, 2011: Emergency Nurse: the Journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association
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