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A paediatric early warning scoring system for a remote rural area.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22880311     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Health professionals can fail to identify and treat serious illness or acute deterioration in children because of a lack of relevant training, experience or supervision. In Argyll and Bute in Scotland a standardised, monitoring system was initiated measuring six physiological parameters: temperature, pulse rate, respiratory rate, systolic blood pressure, oxygen saturation and consciousness level. The total score dictates what actions to take. This local system was positively evaluated but a national paediatric early warning scoring system is needed.
Authors:
Sarah Henderson
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nursing children and young people     Volume:  24     ISSN:  2046-2336     ISO Abbreviation:  Nurs Child Young People     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101554473     Medline TA:  Nurs Child Young People     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  23-6     Citation Subset:  N    
Affiliation:
Lorn and Islands Hospitals health department, Oban, Argyll. sarah.henderson@nhs.net
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