National Early Warning Score NEWS

Ireland is the first country internationally to agree and implement a National Early Warning Score (NEWS).

The education programme COMPASS is available to healthcare staff such as doctors, nurses and therapy professionals on the HSE website. The programme has been modified to suit the Irish health care system with the kind permission of ACT Health, Australia.

The ISBAR Communication Tool is an essential requirement for all healthcare professionals in recognising and responding to clinical deterioration.

ISBAR – (I = Identify yourself, S= Situation, B= Background, A= Assessment, R= Recommendation).

For further information, click here (Guiding Framework, Education Programme Materials etc) or go the following website: