Modified Early Warning Score

The Modified Early Warning System (MEWS) is a tool for nurses to help monitor their patients and improve how quickly a patient experiencing a sudden decline receives clinical care.

Introduction of the Course The Modified Early Warning System (MEWS) is a tool for nurses to help monitor their patients and improve how quickly a patient experiencing a sudden decline receives clinical care. The Modified early warning score (MEWS) can be used on all hospitalized patients to allow for early detection of clinical deterioration and the potential need for a higher level of care. Objectives:

  • At the end of the course the nurse will able to:
  • Gain awareness of the national approach and MEWS.
  • Discuss observations in detail and physiological relevance.
  • Consider appropriate escalation response to deterioration and barriers to this.
  • Examine useful communication tools.
  • Consider additional elements relevant to patient care when considering deterioration.
  • Carry out a practical assessment of taking observations and management of case studies.

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