SIGN 167 Care of deteriorating patients from Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS)
SIGN 167 for the management of acute clinical deterioration updated in June 2023
This SIGN guideline which provides recommendations for the management of acute clinical deterioration in non-pregnant adult patients within primary, secondary and community care settings was updated in June 2023. It is intended for healthcare professionals who deal with the care of deteriorating patients as well relatives and carers or such patients and service commissioners.
The main recommendations cover:
- Planning and decision making
- Recognition of clinical deterioration
- Early warning scores
- Response to deterioration
- Handover communication
For more information, please visit the SIGN website.