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Pediatric Early Warning Score. Tool assigns designated scores for the following areas of the patient assessment:  Neuro/Behavior  Cardiac  Respiratory.

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1 Pediatric Early Warning Score

2 Tool assigns designated scores for the following areas of the patient assessment:  Neuro/Behavior  Cardiac  Respiratory  < 24 hours of admission  Transfer from ED

3  Based on the results of the patient assessment, an objective score is given with a corresponding action plan for the score that provides the nurse assistance in determining the needed level of care for the patient  Has been in use in acute care areas since December 2012

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5  Beginning Dec 15 th - all patients transferring out of an ICU to acute care need to have a PEWS score recorded when they are placed in bedboard and with VS thereafter.

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16  If the score is >4 (Yellow, Orange or Red) then the CSL/RSL and the team needs to be notified and patient reassessed for readiness to transfer.  PEWS score should be included in your report to the RN on the receiving unit.

17  Decrease number of patients who “bounce- back to the ICU within 48 hours of transfer to acute care.


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