The European-wide PEWS survey is conducted with the support of ESPNIC (European Society for Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care) and PNAE (Pediatric Nursing Association Europe) is online!
Early recognition of clinical deterioration, followed by prompt and effective action, can minimise the occurrence of adverse events such as cardiac arrests, unplanned transfers to High Dependency Units or Pediatric Intensive Care Units and may mean that a lower level of intervention is required to stabilise a patient. Recognition and response systems are systems put in place to support staff to promptly and reliably recognise patients who are clinically deteriorating, and to respond appropriately to stabilise the patient.
If you are a healthcare professional or team, familiar with the recognition and response systems in place within your hospital, please respond to this <10 minutes survey. One survey should be completed for each hospital. This may include one physical site, or a multi-campus hospital where the systems are the same across campuses.
The purpose is to obtain information about the recognition and response systems in place in both public and private hospitals treating children across Europe.
The survey collects information about:
- systems for aiding the recognition of deterioration, such as the policies about taking observations (vital signs) or the use of early warning scoring systems
- systems for responding to deterioration, such as the use of intensive care liaison nurses, critical care outreach teams or medical emergency teams to provide emergency assistance
- organizational systems to support the recognition of and response to deterioration, including provision of education and audit processes
Thank you for your help with conducting a European-wide survey on this important topic.
If you have any queries in relation to the survey please liaise with:
Orsola Gawronski firstname.lastname@example.org
Gerri Sefton email@example.com
Catherine Sheridan firstname.lastname@example.org