2What is it?Tool assigns designated scores for the following areas of the patient assessment:Neuro/BehaviorCardiacRespiratory< 24 hours of admissionTransfer from ED
3Based 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 patientHas been in use in acute care areas since December 2012
16Why is the score important? 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.
17GOALDecrease number of patients who “bounce-back to the ICU within 48 hours of transfer to acute care.