Why are physiological scoring systems or early warning scoring systems used in clinical practice?
They help the nursing staff to accurately predict patient dependency on a shift by shift basis.
The system provides an early accurate predictor of deterioration by identifying physiological criteria that alert the nursing staff to a patient at risk.
These scoring systems are carried out as part of a national audit so we know how sick patients are in the United Kingdom.
They enable nurses to call for assistance from the outreach team or the doctors via an electronic communication system.