Niegsch, Mark3; Fabritius, Maria Louise1; Anhøj, Jacob2
1 Anæstesi- og operationsklinikken HOC, HovedOrtoCentret Rigshospitalet, Rigshospitalet, The Capital Region of Denmark2 Enhed for Kvalitet og Patientsikkerhed, The Capital Region of Denmark3 Anaesthesiology Department Z, Bispebjerg Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark. firstname.lastname@example.org
a cross-sectional study
In 2007, the initiation of a patient safety campaign led to the introduction of Ward Observational Charts (WOC) and Medical Early Warning Score (MEWS) at Naestved Regional Hospital. This included systematic measuring of vital signs of all patients in order to prevent patient deterioration and assure timely and correct initiation of treatment. The aim of this study was to assess to what degree WOC guidelines being followed by ward staff.