Early Warning Score System
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The Early Warning Score (EWS) is a simple clinical score that can be used by hospital medical staff as well as emergency medical services to quickly determine the degree of illness of a patient. It is based on data derived from four physiological readings (systolic blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, body temperature) and the observation of the level of consciousness (AVPU). The resulting observations are compared to a normal range to generate a single composite score. A score of five or more is statistically linked to increased likelihood of death or admission to an intensive care unit.
Different EWS systems are in use worldwide and the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK has e.g. decided to introduce a nation-wide NHS Early Warning Score to achieve the goal of having “the right person, in the right setting – first time!”
Within hospitals, the EWS is often used as part of a "track-and-trigger" system whereby an increasing score produces an escalated response varying from increasing the frequency of patient's observations up to urgent review by a rapid response or Medical Emergency Team (MET call).
Are you interested in having this app tailor made for your hospital needs, then please contact us using the website contact form or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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