SKILLS IN EARLY WARNING SCORE SHEET FILLING WITH NURSING DECISION MAKING IN CODE BLUE TEAM ACTIVATION
Background: Code blue team activation decision making always begins with recommendations from the Early Warning Score (EWS) sheet. Adequate skills in filling EWS sheets have an impact on the nurse’s ability to make decisions for activation of the code blue team. This study aims to determine the relationship between the skills in filling EWS sheets with nurse decision making in code blue activation in the hospital.
Methods: The study design was observational analytic with the cross-sectional approach. The sampling technique used was simple random sampling consisting of 93 nurses. Nurses’ skills were measured by the method of observation and decision making using “The Nurse Decision Making Instrument questionnaire”.
Results: The results show that nurses’ skills in filling EWS sheets 58% were categorized skillful. The majority of nurse decision making was 72% intuition. Statistical test results show a significant relationship between skills and decision-making activation code blue team (r = 0,207, p = 0,013)
Conclusion: The increase was found in skills in filling the EWS sheets required and the decisions were made on the recommendations of the EWS.
Keywords:Skills, Early Warning Score, Decision Making, Code Blue
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