UNCH 2016-2017 Nursing Annual Report - 22

THE MODIFIED
EARLY WARNING
SYSTEM (MEWS) -
AN ADVANCEMENT
IN EARLY DETECTION
An advancement in the Modified Early
Warning System (MEWS) is being used
to better identify potential decline in a
patient's condition so staff can intervene
early and potentially prevent complications
in the patient's health. MEWS now includes
a score for hourly urine output. Scores
for vital signs and level of consciousness
are tallied with urine output now to give
the Rapid Response Team an even earlier
warning for the need to determine whether
an intervention is needed, as well as the
level and frequency of monitoring needed.

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22 | STAFF PROFILES



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