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The effect of adult Early Warning Systems education on nurses’ knowledge, confidence and clinical performance: A systematic review

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Advanced Nursing, May 2017
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Title
The effect of adult Early Warning Systems education on nurses’ knowledge, confidence and clinical performance: A systematic review
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Journal of Advanced Nursing, May 2017
DOI 10.1111/jan.13322
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Mohamad M. Saab, Bridie McCarthy, Tom Andrews, Eileen Savage, Frances J. Drummond, Nuala Walshe, Mary Forde, Dorothy Breen, Patrick Henn, Jonathan Drennan, Josephine Hegarty

Abstract

This review aims to determine the effect of adult Early Warning Systems education on nurses' knowledge, confidence and clinical performance. Early Warning Systems support timely identification of clinical deterioration and prevention of avoidable deaths. Several educational programmes have been designed to help nurses recognise and manage deteriorating patients. Little is known as to the effectiveness of these programmes. SYSTEMATIC REVIEW: DATA SOURCES: Academic Search Complete, CINAHL, MEDLINE, PsycINFO, PsycARTICLES, Psychology and Behavioral Science Collection, SocINDEX and the UK & Ireland Reference Centre, EMBASE, the Turning Research Into Practice database, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) and Grey Literature sources were searched between October - November 2015. This is a quantitative systematic review using Cochrane methods. Studies published between January 2011 - November 2015 in English were sought. The risk of bias, level of evidence and the quality of evidence per outcome were assessed. Eleven articles with ten studies were included. Nine studies addressed clinical performance, four addressed knowledge and two addressed confidence. Knowledge, vital signs recording and Early Warning Score calculation were improved in the short-term. Two interventions had no effect on nurses' response to clinical deterioration and use of communication tools. This review highlights the importance of measuring outcomes using standardised tools and valid and reliable instruments. Using longitudinal designs, researchers are encouraged to investigate the effect of Early Warning Systems educational programmes. These can include: interactive e-learning, on-site interdisciplinary Early Warning Scoring systems training sessions and simulated scenarios. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 169 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 25 15%
Student > Bachelor 17 10%
Researcher 16 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 8%
Lecturer 9 5%
Other 29 17%
Unknown 59 35%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 54 32%
Medicine and Dentistry 25 15%
Social Sciences 12 7%
Psychology 4 2%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 3 2%
Other 7 4%
Unknown 64 38%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 54. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 14 October 2017.
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