It is now possible to create and enter a NEWs Chart observation for a resident. The NEWs chart was developed by the Royal College of Physicians to improve the detection and response to clinical deterioration in adults. The NHS has described the NEWs chart as a “key element in ensuring patient / resident safety and improving patient / resident outcomes.” The NEWs chart can be used instead of the Vital Signs chart that is currently in Access Care & Clinical.
Completing NEWs Chart
Completing a NEWs chart follows the standard journey for completing charts observations by selecting Residents à Charts à Selecting a chart from the dropdown. If you cannot see the NEWs chart in the dropdown then please ensure the chart has been enabled for your facility in Chart Configuration within Admin settings.
Reviewing NEWs Chart
As with all other charts in Access Care & Clinical, you will be able to see all previous observations captured for the NEWs chart for a specific resident, allowing you to understand whether a resident has improved or not improved from previous observations.
Exporting NEWs Chart
There will also be the ability to export captured NEWs chart observations for selected residents into Excel, so you can complete analysis for the residents that you have responsibility for.