Use of a paediatric early warning system in emergency departments

Nicola Adshead, Raynie Thomson
Emergency Nurse: the Journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association 2009, 17 (1): 22-5
Stockport NHS Foundation Trust has recently implemented a generic paediatric early warning tool that can be used throughout its paediatric services, from admission to discharge. Informal feedback suggests that using the tool has encouraged staff to undertake full sets of observations; this has improved their confidence in recognising deterioration in children and initiating correct interventions.

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