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Ambulance services: types of responses
An immediate life-threatening response
Is for patients who require resuscitation or emergency intervention on scene from the ambulance service. It must never be used for any other reason such as a GP practice is closing or a HCP is unable to remain on scene. Where a life-threatening emergency response is requested the HCP must remain on scene with the patient until arrival of that
NEWS: National Early Warning Score
Six simple physiological parameters form the basis of the scoring system. This helps you to work out the clinical risk of the patient deteriorating significantly.
1 respiratory rate
2 oxygen saturations
4 systolic blood pressure
5 pulse rate
6 level of consciousness.
The AVPU scale for level of consciousness = "alert, voice, pain, unresponsive"
Work out the score for each parameter. Then add them up. Then Uplift the score for people needing oxygen. See interpretation below.