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Thursday, 26 October 2017 21:33

NHS Scotland NEWS and Sepsis Screening Tool

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Superior NEWS Scoring tool designed for mobile use

With World Sepsis Day approaching on 13th September, we are delighted to announce that the NHSScotland NEWS and Sepsis screening tool is now available for Android users as well as iPhone.


app is a collaboration between NHS Education for Scotland (NES) and the Scottish Patient Safety Programme (SPSP). More information about the app as well as access options are available at http://www.knowledge.scot.nhs.uk/home/portals-and-topics/sepsis-app.aspx 

iPhone users can also update this app to version 1.4. This now includes a short introductory video by Professor Kevin Rooney, NHS Scotland National Clinical Lead for the National Sepsis Collaborative. This video is also available to Android users.

The app has been registered with the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) as a medical device and was recently shortlisted for the British Computer Society Health Informatics Awards.

We want to know whether this app is supporting improvement in the recognition and timely management of patients with sepsis.  We would therefore be very grateful if you could complete our evaluation at https://response.questback.com/nhseducationforscotland/sepsisevaluation/ based on your experience in using this app.

For more information, contact:  knowledge@nes.scot.nhs.uk




 . The app is a collaboration between NHS Education for Scotland (NES) and the Scottish Patient Safety Programme (SPSP) - it provides:

A National Early Warning Scoring System (NEWS) calculator to alert clinicians to the deteriorating patient and acute illness

A Sepsis Screening tool for the prompt recognition and the timely initiation of treatment of patients with Sepsis.

An outline of the Sepsis 6 care bundle for the treatment of Sepsis

An algorithm to help identify Organ Dysfunction, Severe Sepsis, Septic Shock and when to escalate care for the individual patient.

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  • Source: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/nhs-scotland-news-and-sepsis-screening-tool/id657497806?mt=8
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