Monitoring tool cuts overnight vital checks on low-risk hospital patients

07/1/2013

A patient monitoring tool called the Modified Early Warning Score helped identify low-risk hospital patients with substantially lower incidence of adverse outcomes, a study on the website of the journal JAMA Internal Medicine showed. However, the vital signs of these low-risk patients were checked just as often as high-risk patients every night. "A tailored approach also would enable a reallocation of resources away from the sleep-deprived, low-risk patients to more careful monitoring of high-risk patients," researchers said.

View Full Article in:

Nurse.com

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Sr Statistician I (US/TB/00/0028/SL)
Abbott
Santa Clara, CA
Food & Drug Associate
Confidential
Washington, D.C., DC
Senior Manager, Gaps in Care
UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust
Detroit, MI
Compliance Director
Abbott Laboratories
Santa Clara, CA
Product Development Manager, Disposable Medical Products
ASAHI INTECC, Orange County CA R&D Center
Santa Ana, CA