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ICU Management

Early Warning Score - How Often to Monitor

2016 29 Feb

Monitoring patients at risk of deterioration 3 times a day instead of twice a day did not significantly reduce the proportion of clinical deterioration in patients on a surgical or medical ward with an initial early warning score (EWS) of 0-1, according to the results of a Danish RCT published in Resuscitation (Petersen et al. 2016).  Early warning... Read more

ICU Management

Assessing Early Warning Score Performance

2015 27 Mar

Sicker patients generally have more vital sign assessments, particularly immediately before an adverse outcome, and especially if the vital sign monitoring schedule is driven by an early warning score (EWS) value. This lack of independence could influence the measured discriminatory performance of an EWS.According to a new study published in the journal... Read more

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