NEWS2 Calculator is designed to make it easier for healthcare professionals to calculate NEWS2 scores during the assessment of acute illnesses in patients.
NEWS2 is a scoring system which uses six physiological parameters, which are recorded in routine practice, to give an aggregate score which can be used to determine the best response for acutely ill patients. The six parameters are:
- Respiratory rate
- Oxygen saturation
- Systolic blood pressure
- Pulse rate
- Level of consciousness
A score is allocated to each parameter during measurement. A larger score means the parameter varies more from normal levels.
NEWS2 Calculator has colour codes the controls based on their value (for example, when changing the value of a parameter which would give a score of 3, the control turns red). The colours are based upon the NEWS2 chart which healthcare workers are already familiar with, making NEWS2 Calculator extremely intuitive and easy to use.
Alerts also appear which provide further guidance for healthcare workers on the best course of action to take, based upon the NEWS2 score which was calculated.
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This application has been designed to assist pre-hospital, community and hospital clinicians to calculate a National Early Warning Score for patients who are unwell. It has been based around the UK NEWS2 scoring system.
Use of this tool is at the users own risk, and does not replace clinical judgement or local knowledge or guidelines. This is a support tool, provided for reference only. It does not take into account the individual circumstances of the patient, and may not contain all the information you require. It is therefore not to be used as the sole basis for management or the care of a patient, and must be used in conjunction with appropriate professional judgement and local guidelines, directives and policies. Senior or telephone support should be sought in any cases of doubt or where advice on patients’ management is required.
It is your responsibility to ensure that you are using the most up to date version of this application otherwise the information you are using may not be current. The developer shall not be liable for any claims or losses arising from the use or misuse of this application, its contents, any omissions from its contents or otherwise.