DPIP has partnered with the national Quality Improvement team to develop tools and resources to support acute hospitals to audit, develop and sustain quality improvement initiatives. These will support the effectiveness and implementation of INEWS.
Deteriorating Patient Improvement Programme Partnership (DPIPP) developed a quality improvement learning set incorporating subject-matter expertise (DPIP Team) and tried and tested QI methodology (National QI Team) to enable local bespoke improvement initiatives.
See Deteriorating Patient Improvement Programme Partnership for further information
DPIP Quality Improvement Resources:
INEWS Audit Tool
This tool is designed to enable hospital sites to audit both afferent and the efferent processes of the INEWS system. There are two components to the audit tool:
The INEWS Patient Observation Chart Completion Audit tool which focuses on the completion and accuracy of the INEWS Patient Observation Chart.
The Escalation and Response Protocol Audit tool which monitors the efficacy and ongoing performance of the escalation and response protocols.
Thinking of doing a QI project for Deteriorating Patient? If so check out these publications for ideas: