Abstract: Clinical deterioration in the hospital is often preceded by abnormal vital signs. The National Early Warning Score (NEWS) is a validated composite score based on vital sign measurements. We assess the effectiveness of implementing NEWS and a nursing workflow that triggers best practice alerts at our institution by looking at changes in patient deterioration pre and post implementation.
Learning Objective 1: Explain the considerations in setting up EHR data to appropriately compare the effectiveness of the NEWS implementation by assessing patient deterioration in an inpatient setting.
Matthew Phelan (Presenter)
Duke Clinical Research Institute
Cara O'Brien, Duke University
Armando Bedoya, Duke University
Ben Goldstein, Duke Clinical Research Institute