Early Warning Systems: Early Identification of the Deteriorating Patient
This webinar includes a discussion of the benefits, variations and strategies for overcoming barriers to successful implementation of Early Warning Systems in hospitals.
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Early Warning Scoring (EWS) systems provide a commonly understood way to recognize the degree of deterioration in a patient's status, and can ensure that every patient is seen at the right time by the right person. The EWS is based on the collection of a combination of vital signs including heart rate, respiratory rate, oxygen saturation, blood pressure and body temperature. In this webinar, there will a discussion of the benefits, variations and strategies for overcoming barriers to successful implementation of EWS in hospitals.
Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
Discuss the purpose of early warning systems (EWS)
Describe common reasons for clinical decompensation
Discuss the benefits of EWS
Identify barriers to implementation of EWS
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