Deteriorating patient and their handover
Listed below is the high level evidence on Deteriorating patient and their handover produced by NICE, SIGN and NHS based organisations. Also included are the European Society guidelines where available. This list is produced and maintained by HEFT Library Services to support VITAL 4 Medics core skills programme developed in the Trust.
Critical care operational policy 2008
Electronic patient handover policy 2009
Map of Medicine
End of life care in adults: Assessment and care planning
National Guidelines & Non-UK Guidelines (includes Professional Bodies/Associations)
CG50 Acutely ill patients in hospital: recognition of and response to acute
illness in adults in hospital.
National Patient Safety Agency (2007)
The National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (2005)
An Acute Problem? London: NCEPOD.
Systematic Reviews – Cochrane Library
Outreach and Early Warning Systems (EWS) for the prevention of Intensive Care admission and death of critically ill adult patients on general hospital wards
Jennifer McGaughey, Fiona Alderdice, Robert Fowler, Atul Kapila, Alain Mayhew, Marianne Moutray January 2009
Hammond NE, Spooner AJ, Barnett AG
The effect of implementing a modified early warning scoring (MEWS) system on the adequacy of vital sign documentation
Australian Critical Care, Available online 29 May 2012
Buykx P, Cooper S, Kinsman L
Patient deterioration simulation experiences: Impact on teaching and learning
Collegian: Journal of the Royal College of Nursing Australia
Available online 5 May 2012
Winterbottom F, Seoane L, Sundell E, Niazi J, Nash T.
Improving sepsis outcomes for acutely ill adults using interdisciplinary order sets.
Clin Nurse Spec. 2011 Jul-Aug;25(4):180-5.
Aitken, LM, Williams G, Harvey M
Nursing considerations to complement the Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines.
Critical Care Medicine. 2011 Jul;39(7):1800-18.
Current insights in sepsis: from pathogenesis to new treatment targets.
Current Opinion Critical Care. 2011 Oct; 17(5):480-6.
Liaw SY, Rethans JJ, Scherpbier A
Rescuing A Patient In Deteriorating Situations (RAPIDS): A simulation-based educational program on recognizing, responding and reporting of physiological signs of deterioration
Resuscitation, Volume 82, Issue 9, September 2011, Pages 1224-1230
Wise AM, Glaspey SA
Incidence of Clinical Deterioration in a Low Acuity Population of Emergency Department Sepsis Patients
Annals of Emergency Medicine, 2011-10-01, Volume 58, Issue 4, Pages S283-S283
Kent N, Fields W.
Early recognition of sepsis in the emergency department: an evidence-based project.
J Emerg Nurs. 2012 Mar;38(2):139-43. Epub 2010 Sep 16.
Better ViEWS ahead?: It is high time to improve patient safety by standardizing Early Warning Scores
Resuscitation, Volume 81, Issue 8, August 2010, Pages 923-924
Mitchell A, McKay C, Van Leuvan C
A prospective controlled trial of the effect of a multi-faceted intervention on early recognition and intervention in deteriorating hospital patients
Resuscitation, Volume 81, Issue 6, June 2010, Pages 658-666
Clark E, Squire S, Heyme A, Mickle ME, Petrie E.
The PACT Project: improving communication at handover.
Med J Aust. 2009 Jun 1;190(11 Suppl):S125-7.
Featherstone P et al
RSVP: a system for communication of deterioration in hospital patients
British Journal of Nursing 2009; 17: 13, 860– 864.
Endacott R, Kidd T, Chaboyer W, Edington J
Recognition and communication of patient deterioration in a regional hospital: A multi-methods study
Australian Critical Care, Volume 20, Issue 3, August 2007, Pages 100-105