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NEWS2 acute and general resources

NEWS2 Standardising the assessment of acute-illness severity
NEWS2 Standardising the assessment of acute-illness severity
RCP report and supporting documents Dec 2017
NEWS2 additional implementation guidance
NEWS2 additional implementation guidance
Includes incomplete NEWS2 parameters, RCP April 2020
NEWS2 and deterioration in Covid-19
NEWS2 and deterioration in Covid-19
This RCP guidance emphasises the place of NEWS2 and oximetry in managing patients with COVID-19., 14 April 2020

NHS England NEWS FAQs
NHS England NEWS FAQs
Frequently asked questions about NEWS2 implementation
E-Learning for Health NEWS and deterioration programme
E-Learning for Health NEWS and deterioration programme
resources for several care settings

NEWS2 Videos

NEWS2: the benefits of standardisation This NHSE video explains why the National Early Warning Score was developed; how it can be used to identify acute deterioration, including sepsis and the benefits of a standardised early warning system. Duration 4.47 minutes

An interactive film which helps all healthcare professionals understand the common factors that may delay or hinder the diagnosis and treatment of sepsis, and therefore spot and treat sepsis earlier. It was created by the Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in conjunction with The Health Foundation, the UK Sepsis Trust and Health Education England. Watch it here >

Paul’s story  video of a patient who made a quick and full recovery from sepsis as a result of NEWS (the National Early Warning Score) being communicated at every handover of Care. West of England AHSN 2017. Duration 6 minutes

AHSN Publications

Distributions of the National Early Warning Score (NEWS) across a healthcare system following a large-scale roll-out: BMJ Emergency Medicine Journal, 2019

Resuscitation: Can early warning scores identify deteriorating patients in pre-hospital settings? A systematic review: Science Direct, 2018

Using the National Early Warning Score (NEWS) outside acute hospital settings: a qualitative study of staff experiences in the West of England: BMJ Open, 2018 

National Publications

The prognostic value of NEWS during transfer of care from community settings to hospital: a retrospective evaluation: BJGP Open, May 2020

Early warning scores for detecting deterioration in adult hospital patients: systematic review and critical appraisal of methodology: BMJ Open, May 2020

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