The Effect of Adult Early Warning Systems Education on Nurses’ Knowledge, Confidence, and Clinical Performance: A Systematic Review.

Authors: Saab MM, McCarthy B, Andrews T, Savage E, Drummond FJ, Walshe N, Forde M, Breen D, Henn P, Drennan J,  & Hegarty J.

Source: J Adv Nurs. 2017 Apr 25. doi: 10.1111/jan.13322. [Epub ahead of print]

This review aims to determine the effect of adult Early Warning Systems education on nurses’ knowledge, confidence and clinical performance.

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.

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