Why is it important to Recognise and respond to patients who are deteriorating?
Also question is, how can you identify a deteriorating patient?
Other clues that your patient may be deteriorating include changes in pulse quality (irregular, bounding, weak, or absent), slow or delayed capillary refill, abnormal swelling or edema, dizziness, syncope, nausea, chest pain, and diaphoresis. Monitoring your patient's temperature is also important.
Subsequently, question is, what is patient deterioration? Conclusions: From the perspectives of acute care and intensive care nurses, patient deterioration can be defined as an evolving, predictable and symptomatic process of worsening physiology towards critical illness.
In respect to this, what is the most sensitive indicator of patient deterioration?
Respiratory rate The most sensitive indicator of potential deterioration. Rising respiratory rate often early sign of deterioration.
What factors influence ward nurses recognition of and response to patient deterioration?
Recognizing patient deterioration was encapsulated in four themes: (1) assessing the patient; (2) knowing the patient; (3) education and (4) environmental factors. Responding to patient deterioration was encapsulated in three themes; (1) non-technical skills; (2) access to support and (3) negative emotional responses.