Have you heard the NEWS2?

(Joseph) #1

Back in December 2017, NEWS2, an updated version of the original National Early Warning Score system was released.

Only now have I started to see it roll out on to my local wards. It now includes sections for oxygen scoring in patients with hypercapnia, recognition of new confusion and more emphasis on seeking help in patients that score highly.

My first reflection was just how long it takes for things to go from research to actually being used on the ‘shopfloor’ but also that this is something that has been adopted around the world and was first developed by the NHS and the RCP!

Has anyone else seen it in use yet?


(Lewis Potter) #2

That’s interesting, I’ve just taken a look and the chart looks somewhat familiar to me. The hospital I’m working at has transitioned to “e-observations”, so I’m not sure if that is based on the NEWS2 algorithm.