Good NEWS-Our Poster on Digitisation of the National Early Warning Score Wins!
Our nurses Noreen Lynch (Bantry General Hospital) and Niamh Allen (South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital) won best poster at the recent UCC School of Nursing and Midwifery Conference. The poster described a study conducted where error rates and efficiencies using digital capture of the National Early Warning Score were compared with results for paper based capture. The study was conducted in the AMAU unit f a busy public hospital, in conjunction with Syncrophi Systems ltd, who provided their KEWS300 digital NEWS capture system for the duration of the study. The results are compelling! We are grateful to the staff on the ground in the hospital who participated in the study. Another successful HIHI pilot demonstrating how technology and innovation can have a big impact on how we deliver efficient healthcare for better patient outcomes. Simple solutions can have a very big impact.