Title

Exploring the Validity and Reliability of the Modified Early Warning System

Presenter Information

Chelsea MartinFollow

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Nursing

Minor

N/A

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Marcia Hobbs, DSN, RN

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

This project explored the validity and reliability of the Modified Early Warning System. It also evaluated the need for a policy related to MEWS scores for adult inpatient units outside of critical care and the emergency department. Three journal articles were critically appraised and used to research this clinical question. Other journal articles were used as well. MEWS scores were found to help with early identification of deteriorating patients, assist with clinical decision-making, and lead to a decreased incidence of failure to rescue. An inpatient unit would benefit from a policy for MEWS scores.

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Nursing

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Exploring the Validity and Reliability of the Modified Early Warning System

This project explored the validity and reliability of the Modified Early Warning System. It also evaluated the need for a policy related to MEWS scores for adult inpatient units outside of critical care and the emergency department. Three journal articles were critically appraised and used to research this clinical question. Other journal articles were used as well. MEWS scores were found to help with early identification of deteriorating patients, assist with clinical decision-making, and lead to a decreased incidence of failure to rescue. An inpatient unit would benefit from a policy for MEWS scores.