Recognising and Managing Deterioration  - New resources available for paramedics 

14/06/2022


Recognising and Managing Deterioration  - New resources available for paramedics 

New learning resources have been added to the eLearning for Healthcare Recognising and Managing Deterioration eLearning programme. The National Early Warning Score (NEWS) for Ambulance Services training comprises of 3 parts: eLearning for Frontline Staff, eLearning for Paramedics and a Train the Trainer package.  Although aimed primarily at ambulance service staff, these learning resources will be a valuable refresher for all paramedics.

Developed by the London Ambulance Services NHS Trust, NEWS eLearning for Frontline Staff aims to: 
describe the process of applying the NEWS2 tool in a clinical environment 
recognise the NEWS2 scoring system and how to apply this to a patient in a clinical environment 
demonstrate the use of the tool using the case studies provided 
understand the thresholds, triggers, pathways and escalation to appropriate care following application of the tool 
understand the need for system wide standardisation 

The NEWS eLearning for Paramedics resource offers learners an overview of NEWS and specific case studies relevant to staff working in ambulance services. The resource covers:  
the need for a National Early Warning Score (NEWS) and the evidence to support its use 
raising awareness and increase understanding of how the National Early Warning Score (NEWS) is used in the recognition and response to deterioration 
understanding the purpose of a structured communication tool  
case studies that offer learners the opportunity to consider how they might manage patients in similar situations 
An additional Train the Trainer package is available, which includes all sections of the NEWS in Ambulance Service resources in a PowerPoint format and can be used in a facilitated learning session.  
 
To read more about these NEWS resources, visit the Recognising and Managing Deterioration programme page.