Precis for Changes to Observations Chart for Non Obstetric In Patients by XWNj40k

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									Precis for Changes to Observations Chart for Non Obstetric In Patients


1. Oxygen prescription (done by doctors)
      a. Target range
      b. Device and flow rate
2. Oxygen monitoring
      a. Staff to record litres/min
      b. Staff to record device (abbreviations on front of obs chart)
      c. Titrating oxygen therapy (flow chart on appendix four of the
         guidelines)
      d. Recording changes to oxygen therapy on the front of the obs chart
3. CAVPU not AVPU
4. Nausea Score
5. When to use graded response
6. Record on the back of the sheet only if EWS is 3+ (not 2 as previous)

Additional changes to the policy:

7. Local exceptions for surgery, daycase & recovery
8. Primary and secondary responder explained along with expected clinical
    response times
9. Escalation criteria more explicit (examples given when to escalate)
10. A chart showing how to have a gap between days on the observation chart and
    a note on the chart to show one way of noting if a patient changes wards

								
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