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“Warning—Patient at Risk! Applying MEWS to Save Lives”

As part of its Better Outcomes Webinar Series, Saxe Communications and Philips Healthcare* present…“Warning—Patient at Risk! Applying MEWS to Save Lives”

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.

Learning Objectives  |  At the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  1. Identify the parameters used in MEWS scoring.
  2. Recognize the role of early intervention and EWS in patient care.
  3. Apply information in a case study approach.


Barbara A. McLean, MN, RN, CCRN, CCNS-BC, NP-BC, FCCM  |  Critical Care Specialist  |  Grady Health System  |  Grady Memorial Hospital, Emory University

Continuing Education Information  |  Continuing Education for Nurses and Respiratory Therapists.  This program has been approved for:

  • 1.0 contact hour of Continuing Education (CNE) credit by the California Board of Nursing, Provider #14477 and the Florida Board of Nursing, Provider # 50-17032; and for
  • 1.0 contact hour of Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association of Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100, Irving, TX 75063.

Support for this educational activity has been provided by Philips Healthcare.

Questions should be directed to Saxe Communications: Emily Eberly  |  513-579-0800  |  Producer@WebinarCreativeTechnology.com

There is no cost for this program.

* NOTE: This is a supplier and industry resource-sponsored webinar. HealthTrust has not approved and/or endorsed the content. This program may contain the mention of products, services, drugs or brands presented in a case study or comparative format. Such examples are intended for educational and informational purposes and should not be perceived as a HealthTrust endorsement of any particular supplier, product, service, drug, brand or approach.