Acute deterioration

The aim of the Acutely Deteriorating Patient work is to reduce the level of harm and mortality experienced by people using healthcare services but to also introduce latest evidenced based practice to support patient care. This is achieved by reliable recognition and response to acutely unwell patients. This is achieved by focusing on:

  • early recognition of acute physiological deterioration through the National Early Warning Score (NEWS)

  • the implementation of a process for structured response and treatment for sepsis

  • person centred care planning based on an individual’s clinical condition and goals of care

  • effective communication of people at risk and their treatment plan

The main areas the healthboard is focusing on are Sepsis and Acute Kidney injury

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Acute Kidney injury (AKI)

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