DS National Early Warning Score

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DS National Early Warning Score

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  • Relevant Legislation
  • Introduction to NEWS
  • Introduction to NEWS2
  • Benefits of NEWS2

Implementation Guidance

  • How should NEWS2 be used
  • 6 Physiological Parameters of NEWS2
  • AVPU Scale

Understanding NEWS2 and its Parameters

  • Respiration Rate
  • Oxygen Saturation
  • Systolic Blood Pressure
  • Pulse Rate
  • Level of Consciousness


  • When and where to implement NEWS2
  • Differences between NEWS and NEWS2
  • Recording of NEWS2 scores and their implications
  • Four Steps to implementation of NEWS2
  • NEWS2 considerations
  • NEWS2 implementation issues
  • Benefits of NEWS2 use

Trigger Thresholds and Clinical Response

  • NEWS2 Scores
  • Thresholds and Triggers
  • Clinical Responses


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