April 26, 2022
No Comments in By Bhoomi Patel
Associate Director of Nursing (Patient Safety) & CNIO | Specialist Palliative Care Consultant
A collaboration between Specialist Palliative Care (SPCT) and Digital Specialist Nurses at CDDFT has developed an innovative new observation module within the Trusts digital system (Nervecentre) to enhance end of life care – Comfort Observations. Read More
Like physiological observations, the model requires data collection, but rather than collecting e.g. pulse or BP, it requests information regarding common end of life symptoms, such as pain, agitation and breathlessness. Similar to NEWS scores the model calculates a score that escalates digitally to the most appropriate clinician and provides clinicians with decision support. The module went live in January 2021; and has benefitted almost 1500 patients since go-live.
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