Where senior clinical input is available, experienced clinical judgement should trump any clinical tool. These tools are designed to responsibly empower less experienced health professionals to act when presented with a patient with evidence of physiological derangement in the context of infection. Remember, if your clinical judgement is telling you that the tool is reaching the wrong conclusion, trust your instinct and ask a senior colleague.
We believe that the tools below cover the vast majority of clinical areas of healthcare delivery within and outside the NHS. If you feel that your clinical area is not suitably covered, please let us know using this form.
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This page was last updated: 31st January 2024
These tools for patients in Palliative Care settings in both the community and in hospices have been developed with Marie Curie. Both organisations give permission for them to be used in other context-appropriate settings.
View and download our Marie Curie resources here.