A systematic review of the characteristics of published paediatric early warning systems
Susan Chapman Gulf regional clinical manager, International and private patients division at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, on behalf of the RCN’s Research in Child Health community
Early identification of children at risk of deterioration is a priority for patients, families and healthcare professionals
The paediatric early warning system (PEWS) score has been introduced in many hospitals to help staff recognise when children may be deteriorating. There are many differing systems, however, and a lack of agreement about the most effective characteristics (Chapman et al 2016).
Nursing Children and Young People.
29, 7, 19-19.
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