Presentation on theme: "Pediatric Early Warning Score. Tool assigns designated scores for the following areas of the patient assessment: Neuro/Behavior Cardiac Respiratory."— Presentation transcript:
Pediatric Early Warning Score
Tool assigns designated scores for the following areas of the patient assessment: Neuro/Behavior Cardiac Respiratory < 24 hours of admission Transfer from ED
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
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.
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.
Decrease number of patients who “bounce- back to the ICU within 48 hours of transfer to acute care.