INEWS Resources

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:

INEWS Patient Observation Chart Completion Audit tool

 The INEWS Patient Observation Chart Completion Audit tool which focuses on the completion and accuracy of the INEWS Patient Observation Chart.

Escalation and Response Protocol Audit tool

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:

Collaborative approach to reducing cardiac arrests in acute medical unit (McGregor et al 2017) - ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

Reducing Cardiac Arrests in Acute Admission Unit (Beckett at al)

Additional Resources:

National QI Toolkit

Measurement for Improvement Videos

Archived Resources

Case Study 1 – Respiratory (PDF, 673 KB, 9 pages)

Case Study 2 – Post Operative (PDF, 1.76 MB, 19 pages)

Case Study 3 – Atrial Fibrillation (PDF, 1.48 MB, 10 pages)

Case Study 4 – Blood Glucose (PDF, 4.14 MB, 10 pages)

Compass Education Programme Equipment List (PDF, 30 KB, 1 page)

NEWS: Facilitators’ Guide (PDF, 469 KB, 28 Pages)

NEWS: Quiz Questions (PDF, 34 KB, 2 pages)

NEWS: Programme Evaluation (PDF, 79 KB, 2 pages)

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