Early warning scoring systems : observation of care in practice

Andrew Morris, Kevin Davies

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This article describes the outcomes of an observation of care in an acute setting undertaken as part of the Royal College of Nursing Clinical Leadership Programme. Positive responses of staff and managers to the findings and a subsequent education programme have ensured that the use of early warning scores, and indeed early interventions, have been implemented with consequent improvements in patient care.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1180 - 1184
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Journal of Nursing
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 24 Oct 2010


  • early warning scores
  • patient observations
  • change management


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