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Assessment tools and track-and-trigger systems 

Assessment tools and track-and-trigger systems
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Assessment tools and track-and-trigger systems
Author(s):

Fiona Creed

, Jackie Dawson

, and Kaye Looker

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199564385.003.11
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date: 24 October 2020

Chapter 11 discusses the need for an early warning or track-and-trigger system to ensure timely and appropriate assessment and early escalation of the patient who is deteriorating, and examines the need for appropriate patient assessment, the types of assessment tool available, assessment using the ALERT ® framework, assessment using track-and-trigger scoring systems, parameters measured in track-and-trigger scoring systems, the evidence for using a track-and-trigger tool, the limitations of these assessment tools, evaluation of track-and-trigger tools, future developments, and the development of a national modified early warning score.

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