The effect of adult Early Warning Systems education on nurses' knowledge, confidence and clinical performance: A systematic review

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dc.contributor.author Saab, Mohamad M.
dc.contributor.author McCarthy, Bridie
dc.contributor.author Andrews, Tom
dc.contributor.author Savage, Eileen
dc.contributor.author Drummond, Frances J.
dc.contributor.author Walshe, Nuala
dc.contributor.author Forde, Mary
dc.contributor.author Breen, Dorothy
dc.contributor.author Henn, Patrick
dc.contributor.author Drennan, Jonathan
dc.contributor.author Hegarty, Josephine
dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-05T16:33:22Z
dc.date.available 2018-02-05T16:33:22Z
dc.date.issued 2017-05-22
dc.identifier.citation Saab, M. M., McCarthy, B., Andrews, T., Savage, E., Drummond, F. J., Walshe, N., Forde, M., Breen, D., Henn, P., Drennan, J. and Hegarty, J. (2017) 'The effect of adult Early Warning Systems education on nurses’ knowledge, confidence and clinical performance: A systematic review', Journal of Advanced Nursing, 73(11), pp. 2506-2521. doi: 10.1111/jan.13322 en
dc.identifier.volume 73 en
dc.identifier.issued 11 en
dc.identifier.startpage 2506 en
dc.identifier.endpage 2521 en
dc.identifier.issn 1365-2648
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/5370
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/jan.13322
dc.description.abstract Aims: This review aims to determine the effect of adult Early Warning Systems education on nurses’ knowledge, confidence and clinical performance. Background: Early Warning Systems support timely identification of clinical deterioration and prevention of avoidable deaths. Several educational programmes have been designed to help nurses recognize and manage deteriorating patients. Little is known as to the effectiveness of these programmes. Design: Systematic review. Data sources: Academic Search Complete, CINAHL, MEDLINE, PsycINFO, PsycARTICLES, Psychology and Behavioral Science Collection, SocINDEX and the UK & Ireland Reference Centre, EMBASE, the Turning Research Into Practice database, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) and Grey Literature sources were searched between October and November 2015. Review methods: This is a quantitative systematic review using Cochrane methods. Studies published between January 2011 - November 2015 in English were sought. The risk of bias, level of evidence and the quality of evidence per outcome were assessed. Results: Eleven articles with 10 studies were included. Nine studies addressed clinical performance, four addressed knowledge and two addressed confidence. Knowledge, vital signs recording and Early Warning Score calculation were improved in the short term. Two interventions had no effect on nurses’ response to clinical deterioration and use of communication tools. Conclusion: This review highlights the importance of measuring outcomes using standardized 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. en
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Health, Ireland (National Clinical Effectiveness Committee) en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Wiley en
dc.rights © 2017 John Wiley & Sons Ltd. This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Saab MM, et al. The effect of adult Early Warning Systems education on nurses’ knowledge, confidence and clinical performance: A systematic review. J Adv Nurs. 2017;73:2506–2521, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.13322. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving. en
dc.subject Clinical deterioration en
dc.subject Clinical performance en
dc.subject Confidence en
dc.subject Education en
dc.subject Knowledge en
dc.subject Literature review en
dc.subject Nursing en
dc.subject Resuscitation en
dc.subject Systematic review en
dc.title The effect of adult Early Warning Systems education on nurses' knowledge, confidence and clinical performance: A systematic review en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Eileen Savage, Nursing & Midwifery, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: e.savage@ucc.ie en
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dc.check.date 2018-05-22
dc.date.updated 2018-02-05T16:22:50Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
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dc.contributor.funder Department of Health en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Journal of Advanced Nursing en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress e.savage@ucc.ie en


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