SCP: Paediatric Early Warning Scores (PEWS) Specific tools that support HCOs in implementing Paediatric Early Warning Scores (PEWS)

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Specific implementation tools are for instance implementation guides, documentation and evaluation tools, posters, videos and the like, which support the implementation of PEWS.

For the newer SCP Paediatric Early Warning Scores, it was decided that only the implementation tools developed by the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement (NHS III) would be included in the tool box; no further tools were collected for this SCP.

The Health Care Organisations (HCOs) implementing this SCP within Work Package 5 of the PaSQ Project are expected to introduce PEWS charts which are based on the following PEWS charts:

NHS Institute PEWS Charts (word version) NHS Institute PEWS Charts (pdf version)
NHSI PEWS form 0-11 months NHSI PEWS form 0-11 months
NHSI PEWS form 1-4 years NHSI PEWS form 1-4 years
NHSI PEWS form 5-12 years NHSI PEWS form 5-12 years
NHSI PEWS form 13-18 years NHSI PEWS form 13-18 years

 

Poole COAST Score Charts (word version) Poole COAST Score Charts (pdf version)
Poole COAST Charts – Infant (<1 year) Poole COAST Charts – Infant (<1 year)
Poole COAST Charts – Preschool (1-5 years) Poole COAST Charts – Preschool (1-5 years)
Poole COAST Charts – Schoolage (5-12 years) Poole COAST Charts – Schoolage (5-12 years)
Poole COAST Charts – Teenage (12+ years) Poole COAST Charts – Teenage (12+ years)

To get copies of the Poole COAST chart for Emergency Admissions only, please email your request to: [email protected].

It is encouraged that the HCOs modify the charts to suit their needs. The NHSIII asks that the source is attributed e.g. adapted from an original design by the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement, England.

This How-to-Guide provides a summary on how to implement a PEWS improvement project.

Presentations from a UK PEWS event of 4th November 2010:

  • Lorraine Major – The Basingstoke Experience
  • Sue Chapman – Recognising and responding to deterioration in children – what do we know?
  • Julie Adams – Scottish PEWS experience
  • Gerri Sefton: Preventing harm from deterioration – understanding Human Factors – part 1
  • Gerri Sefton: Preventing harm from deterioration – understanding Human Factors – part 2

 

For questions related to the above resources or the UK collaborative on PEWS as a whole, please contact: [email protected]

Also have a look at the GENERIC TOOLS which provide further support on general aspects of the topic “Patient Safety and Quality of Care”.