Evaluation of the effect of the modified early warning system on the nurse-led activation of the rapid response system.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The modified early warning system (MEWS) is a scoring rubric used to detect the earliest signs of a change in a patient's condition. This mixed-methods study used pre- and postintervention data to describe the impact of the MEWS on the frequency of rapid response system activations and cardiopulmonary arrests among patients admitted to medical-surgical units. Focus groups of nursing staff provided insight into the factors that influence how nurses use the MEWS at the bedside as a framework to identify, intervene, and manage patients in need of an advanced level of care.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Stewart, J; Carman, M; Spegman, A; Sabol, VK

Published Date

  • July 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 29 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 223 - 229

PubMed ID

  • 24859890

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1550-5065

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1057-3631

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/ncq.0000000000000048


  • eng