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Prioritising Responses Of Nurses To deteriorating patient Observations (PRONTO) protocol: Testing the effectiveness of a facilitation intervention in a pragmatic, cluster-randomised trial with an embedded process evaluation and cost analysis

Bucknall, Tracey; Harvey, Gill; Considine, Julie; Mitchell, Imogen; Graham, Ian; Mohebbi, Mohammadreza; Watts, Jennifer; Hutchinson, Alison


Background Vital signs are the primary indicator of physiological status and for determining the need for urgent clinical treatment. Yet, if physiological signs of deterioration are missed, misinterpreted or mismanaged, then critical illness, unplanned intensive care admissions, cardiac arrest and death may ensue. Although evidence demonstrates the benefit of early recognition and management of deteriorating patients, failure to escalate care and manage deteriorating patients remains a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Implementation Science
DOI: 10.1186/s13012-017-0617-5
Access Rights: Open Access


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