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To plot or do more!

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To plot or do more!
by Gillian O'Connor - Friday, 13 November 2015, 1:51 PM

Hi all

On your MEWS charts - do you just plot the BP or do you plot the BP and documentĀ  numerically above the plotted recording?

Does anyone have any articles/research findingsĀ that discusses the most effective way in recording observation findings onto the MEWS chart so trends are not missed?

I've started a lit search but keen to hear from others


Gill O'Connor

Alice Springs

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Re: To plot or do more!
by Visitor Visitor - Sunday, 15 November 2015, 12:35 PM

Our Clinical Emergency Response Co-ordinator preaches to us to only plot - no numericals. It does make for an easier to read trend. She often cites the Clinical Excellence Commission and the Australian Resusitation Guidelines, so try them,


Kate Baychek

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Re: To plot or do more!
by Nicole Pearson - Monday, 16 November 2015, 10:06 AM

There should only be plotting as per the National Standards.