Paediatric Early Warning Scores (PEWS)

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The aim of this Safe Clinical Practice (SCP) is to provide a validated, easy to use, practical, generic tool to monitor and to prevent avoidable deterioration in sick children. Additionally age-appropriate values that enable the effective monitoring of the sick child have been identified and staff has been trained to communicate information about the sick child appropriately and to respond effectively.

For more information have a look at the following links:

Innovator of the SCP and country of origin
Short description of the SCP and information on implementation
Stepwise approach to implementation
Information on needed resources
Summary of evidence for effectiveness
References