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NHS Scotland NEWS and sepsis screening tool

Originally developed through the Scottish Patient Safety Programme (SPSP), this app provides: A National Early Warning Scoring System (NEWS) calculator to alert clinicians to the deteriorating patient and acute illness A qSOFA criteria calculator to identify adults with proven or suspected infection who are likely to have a prolonged ICU stay or die in hospital An outline of the Sepsis 6 care bundle for the treatment of Sepsis An algorithm to help identify Sepsis and Organ Dysfunction, Septic Shock and when to escalate care for the individual patient.

  • Purpose: To support the prompt recognition and the timely initiation of treatment of patients with Sepsis.
  • Access to this Resource:
  • Resource Type:
    • Calculator
    • Guideline
    • Mobile app
  • Manufacturer: NHS Education for Scotland
  • Organisation:
    • Healthcare Improvement Scotland
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Keywords: sepsis,
  • Authentication: No authentication required
  • Scope:
    • Scotland's health and social care
  • Last updated: 01/06/2018
  • CE Marking: Yes CE mark