Modified Early Warning Score
It was first introduced in 2001 as the Early Warning score but later on was called Modified Early Warning Signs. It serves as a tool for nurses to help monitor their patients and improve how quickly a patient experiencing a sudden decline receives clinical care. The score you get from MEWS is based upon common vital signs such as Temperature, Respiratory rate, Heart rate and Systolic blood pressure; as well as nursing assessments of mental status or consciousness level of the patient, hourly urine output (for the previous 2 hours) and/or age/BMI.
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