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Overview

Early Warning Scoring (EWS) systems provide a commonly understood way to recognize the degree of deterioration in a patient's status, and can ensure that every patient is seen at the right time by the right person. The EWS is based on the collection of a combination of vital signs including heart rate, respiratory rate, oxygen saturation, blood pressure and body temperature. In this webinar, there will a discussion of the benefits, variations and strategies for overcoming barriers to successful implementation of EWS in hospitals.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Discuss the purpose of early warning systems (EWS)
  2. Describe common reasons for clinical decompensation
  3. Discuss the benefits of EWS
  4. Identify barriers to implementation of EWS