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modified early warning score

Modified Early Warning Score

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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