GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >> Government, Legal and Humanity

 
  Share

UAE, December 16, 2017- The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has launched the electronic Early Warning Scores (EWS) project to assist clinicians in taking evidence-based decisions based on early warning scores for different age and obstetric groups. Pediatric Early Warning Score (PEWS), Modified Early Warning Score (MEWS), and Modified Early Obstetric Warning Score (MEOWS) are evidence-based early warning mechanism tools which will facilitate clinicians in detecting early signs of clinical/physiological deterioration.

PEWS, MEWS, and MEOWS are standardized evidence-based risk assessment tools to identify patients showing signs and symptoms of clinical instability before their conditions deteriorate. These tools are based on physiological indicators and routine observations. They detect changes in a patient's physiology, which will be reflected in the score. The score will be a clear indication to the clinicians if the patient is improving or deteriorating. The higher the score, the more intervention and support required.

H.E Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, Assistant Undersecretary for Support Services, noted that the Ministry's adoption of the electronic health information system ‘Wareed Project' is part of its strategy to develop effective health information systems and apply global standards in the management of health facilities and infrastructure.

The EWS aims to achieve several important goals such as utilizing the electronic health record (EHR) to automate the scoring system for real-time updates, reporting and trending of data over the time utilizing documentation and results, and reducing rapid response calls, ICU upgrades, and mortalities. The project also aims to increase proactive response to deteriorating patients and eliminate human calculation errors, as well as reducing healthcare costs.

Mubaraka Ibrahim, Director of MOHAP's Health Information Systems Department, explained that the Ministry's facilities previously used paper-based early warning scoring tools. Nurses had to document vital signs in electronic medical records (EMRs) and repeat the documentation in paper form. Users then calculated the score for each criterion based on the reference grid manually. The clinicians were notified verbally, and the data documented as a free text note in EMR. The paper documentation was then filed. The chances of human calculation errors were very high and the visibility of data for clinicians was very low. Trending the results was also not possible.

She added that the adoption of electronic EWS assists clinicians in the detection of early signs of clinical/physiological deterioration in patients, and helps in reducing intensive care mortality, hospital mortality, unplanned admissions and readmissions to ICU, delayed discharges, and rates of adverse events.

The EWS tools' numerous benefit include the integration of results to MPages to ensure visibility of the patient's condition to all clinical users and indication of clear courses of action for each score category, and reducing events of differing clinical judgments. These tools also take proactive actions, leading to reduced rapid response calls, unplanned admission to critical areas or higher level of care and mortalities, as well as decreased cases of cardiac arrests, lesser documentation errors and faster electronic calculations. This will save nursing documentation time and action, ensuring proactive care for patients through timely medical interventions.



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 1745 times
Posted on : Saturday, December 16, 2017  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : Ahmed bin Saeed launches ‘DAFZA's Strategy for Islamic Economy'
Next Story : Ministry of Economy heads 6th meeting of Global Innovation Index Executive team
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
AIGNER Love
New Year, New Skincare!
Signature Scents for Your Home
Spring/Summer 18' Beauty Picks from Missha Cosmetics
5 Different Types of Denim and How to Wear Them
Mido's Baroncelli Prisma - A sparkling play of prisms enhanced by 51 diamonds'
The Trésor Collection
Seamaster Olympic Games Collection
The Balmain de Balmain Moon Phase Collection - loves personalisation to the moon...
Tommy Hilfiger Announces Fall 2017 Watches Collection
Malabar Gold & Diamonds strengthens its global position as a leading jewellery r...
“12th Edition of SNF's Family Fun Fair”
Sophie's Café brings all the goodness to Barsha Neighbourhood
ESC's INDIASOFT to Bring Over 400 ICT Foreign Buyers To Bengaluru
CG of India declared Champion at the 2nd Diplomat Cricket Cup by Skyline Univers...
HydroPeptide Launches Nimni Cream in UAE
LG to Launch UltraFine 5k Display Tailored for Mac Users
Womenswear Preview and Showroom Connection: WHITE Man & Woman's Formula Bets on ...
Bioré's Baking Soda Range
EUROSTAR presents seven global tech majors at CABSAT 2018
Defender Lives on: Land Rover Launches V8 Edition To Celebrate 70th Anniversary
Nissan reaffirms importance of electrification at World Future Energy Summit
Dubai Tour team line-up announced: 16 teams of seven riders at the start
Pure Gold Jewellers Unveils Collection of Special Edition Diamond Pendants for V...
LG Electronics Earns CES 2018 Best TV Product Honors for LG AI OLED TV
Masdar Institute and Cleanergy Partner in Research on Thermal Energy Storage for...
Dubai Outlet Mall celebrates DSF 2018 with amazing attractions for shoppers
Bleu Blanc by David Myers announces its Friday Brunch and unique spa and dine Va...
Go the extra mile this Valentine's Day with Robinsons
His Highness Sheikh Hasher bin Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum Visits du's Stand on ...
Gifts for Valentine's Day at Hour Choice
Dubai's Star Business Centre becomes the first commercial centre to accept crypt...
Ahlan Business Class Lounge by Dubai International Hotel wins Priority Pass Midd...
HH Sheikh Hasher Bin Maktoum Al Maktoum opens CABSAT 2018
2018 ‘Camel Trek' of the UAE embarks from ‘Empty Quarter' in Abu Dhabi
Masdar unveils locally manufactured all-electric Eco-Bus at Abu Dhabi Sustainab...
IRENA Commission to analyse how energy transformation driven by renewables will ...
IHG® partners with Global EVRT for ‘Electric Vehicle Road Trip Middle East 2018'
UAE Team Emirates to Take on Vuelta a San Juan in Second Race of 2018 Season
Is this Abu Dhabi's Most Lavish Valentine's Day Deal?
Toyota and Lexus on a mission to drive decarbonized mobility at Abu Dhabi's Worl...
Under the patronage of H. H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, 8th Emirates ...
Emirates signs agreement for up to 36 additional A380s
11th World Future Energy Summit Opens its Doors in Abu Dhabi
Major Business Deals Announced on Day Two of World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi
Dimitrov Leads the Hunt for Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Title
Launching Scheme of Projects and Initiatives that Enforce Water and Electricity ...
H.E Dr. Thani Alzeyoudi, Minister, Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, U...
Autonomous vehicle specialist NAVYA to realise expansion of Masdar City sustain...
Longlist, judges and dates announced for International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2018