Warning: Patient at risk!
Applying MEWS to Save Lives.
Barbara A. McLean, MN, RN, CCRN, CCNS-BC, NP-BC, FCCM
Grady Health System, Grady Memorial Hospital
Critical Care Specialist Grady Memorial Hospital, Emory University,
Today, hospitals are treating increasingly complex patients with multiple co-morbidities. Clinical deterioration on the floor is difficult to detect so it is hard for our caregivers to know which patients may need extra attention. Modified Early Warning Scoring (MEWS) is a tool designed to identify those patients at risk using readily available vital signs data. The score assists providers in triaging patients to an appropriate level of medical care. This webinar will present the evidence behind MEWS, in its various forms, and how it is used by clinicians to evaluate and predict which patients are at risk of clinical deterioration.
At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
Identify the common parameters used in MEWS scoring.
Recognize the role of early intervention and EWS in patient care.
Apply information in a case study approach
Barbara McLean has been in critical care practice for 40 years. Currently, Barbara is the advancing evidence-based practice clinical specialist for the division of critical care at the Grady Health System; Atlanta GA. Ms. McLean is a member of many professional organizations including the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN), the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and the American Association of Surgery and Trauma. She has been awarded the excellence in education award by the AACN as well as the circle of excellence for clinical practice in 2014 and the SCCM has presented her with the prestigious Norma J. Shoemaker Award for critical care nursing excellence in 2013. Barbara has written 24 chapters 16 articles and is a regular reviewer for Critical Care Medicine, Intensive Care Medicine and NEJM.
Supported by an educational grant from