New electronic patient observation system rolled out

by | Aug 6, 2020 | ESNEFT Link News | 0 comments

The Sentinel NEWS 2 Electronic Patient Observation Recording System was developed in-house to allow clinicians to document patient observations electronically. The system has now been successfully rolled out in Ipswich and Colchester Hospitals.

The system enables staff to record observations on an iPod or PC before it automatically calculates the National Early Warning Score (NEWS).

The National Early Warning Score (NEWS) is a tool developed by the Royal College of Physicians to encourage a national standard approach to the monitoring of sick patients using the patient’s clinical observations, recorded by nurses and allied health staff.

An electronic system removes the human errors associated with calculating a patient’s National Early Warning Score (NEWS) by hand. It provides an audit trail of the patient’s clinical observations and can send automatic messaging to members of the medical team.

It can display a patient observation in multiple areas such as at the bedside or in an office so clinicians can view a patients chart remotely.

This will enhance the opportunities for clinicians to identify deteriorating patients across the hospital to improve patient care.