All that follows is from the above links.
Specific implementation tools are for instance implementation guides, documentation and evaluation tools, posters, videos and the like, which support the implementation of PEWS.
For the newer SCP Paediatric Early Warning Scores, it was decided that only the implementation tools developed by the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement (NHS III) would be included in the tool box; no further tools were collected for this SCP.
The Health Care Organisations (HCOs) implementing this SCP within Work Package 5 of the PaSQ Project are expected to introduce PEWS charts which are based on the following PEWS charts:
|NHS Institute PEWS Charts (word version)||NHS Institute PEWS Charts (pdf version)|
|NHSI PEWS form 0-11 months||NHSI PEWS form 0-11 months|
|NHSI PEWS form 1-4 years||NHSI PEWS form 1-4 years|
|NHSI PEWS form 5-12 years||NHSI PEWS form 5-12 years|
|NHSI PEWS form 13-18 years||NHSI PEWS form 13-18 years|
|Poole COAST Score Charts (word version)||Poole COAST Score Charts (pdf version)|
|Poole COAST Charts – Infant (<1 year)||Poole COAST Charts – Infant (<1 year)|
|Poole COAST Charts – Preschool (1-5 years)||Poole COAST Charts – Preschool (1-5 years)|
|Poole COAST Charts – Schoolage (5-12 years)||Poole COAST Charts – Schoolage (5-12 years)|
|Poole COAST Charts – Teenage (12+ years)||Poole COAST Charts – Teenage (12+ years)|
To get copies of the Poole COAST chart for Emergency Admissions only, please email your request to: email@example.com.
It is encouraged that the HCOs modify the charts to suit their needs. The NHSIII asks that the source is attributed e.g. adapted from an original design by the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement, England.
This How-to-Guide provides a summary on how to implement a PEWS improvement project.
Presentations from a UK PEWS event of 4th November 2010:
- Lorraine Major – The Basingstoke Experience
- Sue Chapman – Recognising and responding to deterioration in children – what do we know?
- Julie Adams – Scottish PEWS experience
- Gerri Sefton: Preventing harm from deterioration – understanding Human Factors – part 1
- Gerri Sefton: Preventing harm from deterioration – understanding Human Factors – part 2
For questions related to the above resources or the UK collaborative on PEWS as a whole, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also have a look at the GENERIC TOOLS which provide further support on general aspects of the topic “Patient Safety and Quality of Care”.
Generic implementation tools are activities, educational material, guidelines, protocols and other means that assist during the broad process of implementation. They are not specifically linked to one of the Safe Clinical Practices e.g. tools for patient involvement, tools supporting the implementation on a higher level, information on implementation barriers and drivers. The table below contains a collection of generic tools and websites.
|Name of the tool/website||Published/established by||Type of tool|
|AHRQ Quality Indicators™ Toolkit for Hospitals||AHRQ||Tool box|
|CUSP Toolkit||AHRQ||Tool box|
|Evidence scans of the Health Foundation||The Health Foundation||Report|
|Human factors and patient safety culture resources collection||NPSA/NHS||Tool box|
|IHI Knowledge Center||IHI||Tool box|
|Patient Safety Research: A guide for developing training programmes||WHO||Guide|
|TeamSTEPPS®: Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety||AHRQ||Tool box|
|Quality Improvement Project Plan||CBO Dutch Institute for Healthcare Improvement||Guide, Checklist|
|The role of the client in patient safety||CBO Dutch Institute for Healthcare Improvement|