G_CS_76 Guideline for use of Paediatric Observation Priority Score (POPS)

The Paediatric Observation Priority Score (POPS) is a physiological and observational scoring system designed for use by health care professionals of varying clinical experience.




The purpose of this policy is to ensure a standardised Trust wide approach to the assessment of children’s physiological observations and the actions which should be triggered in the case of abnormality.



    • To articulate the standards expected of those working as clinical staff within the Trust.
    • Improve the quality of and immediate treatment
    • The abnormal ranges of observations that should cause specialist referral
    • The process of referral when a patient is found to be deteriorating




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