Gooske Douw, a nurse, defended succesfully her thesis ‘Just Worry. Exploring triggers used by nurses to identify surgical patients at risk for clinical deterioration’, in Nijmegen (2018/10/4).
From literature, it is known that nurses may have a sense of alarm earlier that vital parameters will deviate. The aim of the thesis was to explore nurses’ worry and its role in the process of early recognition of deteriorating surgical ward patients, in order to empower nursus to call for assistance at an early stage.
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