Earlier this year the Maidstone, Kent (MTW) trials of the new Cruciform Patient Evacuation System completed successfully. The outcomes have been documented and will be published in journals this autumn.
In the meantime the report can be found here.
The CPES card has recently been further revised so it now contains the Modified Early Warning Score (MEWS) Module. The MEWS is a simple guide used by hospital nursing & medical staff as well as emergency medical services such as ambulance services, to quickly determine the degree of illness of a patient.
It is based on data derived from four physiological readings (systolic blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, body temperature) and one observation (level of consciousness, AVPU). The resulting observations are compared to a normal range to generate a single composite score.
The new MEWS Module allows for 12 readings to be taken and recorded. Each of the readings and the observation is given a number, ranging from 0 (normal range) to 1, 2 or 3, depending on the variance from the normal range.
This will make the system more sensitive to patients will illness rather than trauma. All the cards after this date will have the MEWS Module inside
Now available! Newly developed combined Incident and Decision Log book.
We are suppliers of bespoke log books to the LOCOG medical teams. These books are not available to any other organisation.
We are pleased to announce that the “Cruciform”® Patient Evacuation System© is now in production!
The first UK Trust to use this system is the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust in Kent.
All products used by the NHS now have to be identified with a GS1 bar code. As we are an approved GS1 Solution Partner, from September 2011 our "Cruciform"® based products use GS1 bar codes exclusively.