Child in hospital bed

Charts currently used

Charts currently in use for paediatric and maternity settings in WA are:

  • Children’s Early Warning Tool
  • Paediatric Observation and Response Charts

Articles on rack and trigger systems

  • Chapman SM, Wray J, Oulton K, Pagel C, Ray S, Peters MJ. ‘The Score Matters’: wide variations in predictive performance of 18 paediatric track and trigger systems. Archives Diseases in Childhood. 2017; 102: 487-495
  • Chapman SM, Wray J, Oulton K, Peters MJ. Systematic review of paediatric track and trigger systems for hospitalised children. Resuscitation. 2016; 109:87-109
  • Chapman S, Grocott MW, Franck L. Systematic review of paediatric alert criteria for identifying hospitalised children at risk of critical deterioration. Intensive Care Med. 2010; 36: 600-611
  • Lambert V, Matthews A, MacDonell R, Fitzsimons J. Paediatric early warning systems for detecting and responding to clinical deterioration in children: a systematic review. BMJ Open. 2017; 7
  • Dutch Nurse Worry Score

Family involvement in escalation of care

  • Gill F, Leslie G, Marshall A. The impact of implementation of family initiated escalation of care for the deteriorating patient in hospital: A systematic review. Worldviews on Evidence Based Nursing. 2016; 13:303–313
  • Albutt AK, O'Hara JK, Conner MT, Fletcher SJ, Lawton RJ. Is there a role for patients and their relatives in escalating clinical deterioration in hospital? A systematic review. Health Expectations. 2016:1-8.
  • Vorwerk J, King L. Consumer participation in early detection of the deteriorating patient and call activation to rapid response systems: a literature review. J Clin Nurs. 2016; 25:38-52.
  • Gill FJ., Leslie GD., Marshall AP. Barriers and facilitators to implementing a process to enable parent escalation of care for the deteriorating child in hospital. Health Expectations. 2018; 21
  • Gill F, Leslie G, Marshall A. Family initiated escalation of care for the deteriorating patient in hospital: Family centred care or just “box ticking”. Aust Crit Care. 2016; 29:195-200.
  • King L, Peacock G, Crotty M, Clark R. Consumers’ perspectives on their involvement in recognizing and responding to patient deterioration—Developing a model for consumer reporting. Health Expectations. 2019 (in press)
  • Strickland W, Pirret A, Takerei S. Patient and/or family activated rapid response service: Patients’ perceptions of deterioration and need for a service. Intensive Crit Care Nurs. 2018