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

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.Copyright © 2014 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams &Wilkins.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

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

Published Date

  • 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 29 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 223 - 229

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1057-3631

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/NCQ.0000000000000048