(including cardiac arrest and sepsis)
The aim of the Deteriorating Patient workstream is to reduce mortality and harm for people in acute hospitals by reliable recognition and response to acutely unwell patients. The SPSP team supports this by focusing on:
- early recognition of deteriorating patients through the National Early Warning Score (NEWS)
- the implementation of a process for structured response and treatment for sepsis, and
- person-centred care planning and early referral where required.
The Deteriorating Patient workstream builds on existing SPSP work when early warning scoring was widely implemented in NHSScotland’s hospitals to support the recognition of acute physiological deterioration.
SPSP Acute Adult - Deteriorating Patient
- Evidence and literature searches
- Tools and materials
Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (DNACPR) Measurement Framework
This measurement framework has been developed and tested with the purpose of supporting local improvement by providing guidance for data collection and review.
- Events and presentations
Deteriorating Patient Networking Event - 13 November 2018
This event provided an opportunity for staff from across acute and primary care to share their work and learn from each other to improve outcomes for patients through the early recognition, response and escalation of deterioration across the pathway.
Deteriorating Patient event - 25 August 2017
This event was a networking opportunity for staff in acute hospitals working to improve delivery of a person centred response for people who are deteriorating in acute care.